Palermo Body

Grapefruit + Juniper Soap with Activated Charcoal

$ 12
A detoxifying facial + body bar formulated to deeply cleanse + tone oily or blemish-prone skin 

Bar soap—a timeless, humble classic and Palermo's first-ever product. Palermo's cold-process soaps are lovingly formulated to be used as both facial and body bars, and each bar created is with a different skin concern in mind.

Our Grapefruit + Juniper soap is designed to deeply cleanse and detoxify oily or blemish-prone skin. Activated bamboo charcoal draws out impurities and increases circulation—kickstarting skin's natural healing process. Antioxidant and antiseptic grapefruit and juniper oils help to clear congested skin while offering an energizing, uplifting natural scent. Ideal for removing excess oil while moisturizing skin, this powerful purifier all you need for daily cleansing. Jet black, sharp scent, smooth edges—who knew bar soap could be so slick?

Why We Love It:

  • Rich creamy lather for a luxurious cleanse
  • A non-stripping cleanser for face + body
  • Activated charcoal absorbs excess oil without drying skin
  • Scented naturally with high-quality essential oils
  • Palermo's cold-process soap method naturally produces glycerin, which allows skin to absorb moisture more readily.

A Note on Our Process:

Our Founder Jess first started the ideation of Palermo in 2008 when she fell in love with the old-world process of natural soap making. Clean, simple, timeless, versatile, travel-friendly, indulgent-yet-humble—there are few things we find more satisfying than a fresh bar of soap. All of our soaps are "superfatted" i.e made with an additional helping of nourishing plant butters or oils (our Grapefruit + Juniper bar uses olive oil). By adding this additional fat in our process, our soaps maintain more nutritive properties throughout the soap-making process. This means your skin will receive an extra dose of moisture while cleansing.

4 oz / 113 g Bar of detoxifying + toning soap

Love our soaps? You can buy mini versions in threes here.

Learn more on our blog:
The Supercritical

An In-Depth Guide To Using Our Soaps 
6 Tips For Controlling Oily Skin


To Use: Lather with water to naturally cleanse face, hands, and body.

saponified olive, coconut*, sustainable palm*, and castor oils; activated bamboo charcoal, grapefruit oil, juniper oil


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Stephanie F.
Sustainable option for better skin

I have been so pleased with this facial bar. I’ve always struggled with a breakout prone, ruddy complexion and have tried the most expensive, high end products for over a decade. I have reduced my plastic use and switched to more sustainable brands, and in that switch I tried Palermo. I cannot say enough good things about this facial bar. My skin is clearer than it has ever been (and this is post baby!) and there’s less plastic in my shower. Thank you Palermo!

Trinity W.
Gentle with great scent

Love these soaps for face and body!

Lee C.
Love this!!

This soap is a wonderful combination of moisturizing and cleansing. It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh without being dried out. And the bar really lasts forever!

Gina M.
Love this soap! I'll be back for more

Love this soap! I'll be back for more

Carley S.
Hydrating and detoxifying!

This was my first purchase, along with the tea tree and green french clay bar, and I love it so much! I use this bar when my face is particularly acting up and it has helped dry out impurities, while leaving my face hydrated and smooth overall. I has a wonderful, subtle scent of grapefruit and juniper, too. A winner!

Recently viewed