Dr. Squatch Bar Soap Alternatives: Cheap & Eco-Friendly Options

There’s no denying it: Dr. Squatch is an outstanding soap brand. The scents are unique and compelling, they have a variety of grits, we love their limited edition briccs, the packaging design is top-notch, and the soap itself is a joy to use.

But then reality hits: it’s expensive. As much as we love Dr. Squatch, we all have budgets to stick to—and one bar of soap can add up fast!

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So how do you find cheaper alternatives that still deliver on quality?

Well, we’ve got a list for you. We’ve put together ten soap brands that are just as good as Dr. Squatch—and even better!

1. Duke Cannon

Duke Cannon is a great option if you’re looking for something similar to Dr. Squatch but at a lower price point. They specialize in bar soaps for men and offer a huge variety of soap scents.

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They have around 25 scents to choose from, so there’s something for everyone—from earthy scents like Buffalo Trace and Campfire to citrusy scents like Accomplishment.

Their soaps are 10 oz, which is almost double the size of Dr. Squatch’s 5 oz bars. That means you get more bang for your buck! They cost around $9.00 per bar, which is great considering how much is included in each one.

We love their unique packaging as well — Duke Cannon’s soaps come packaged in attractive boxes with fun graphics. This makes them an ideal gift idea for your dad, husband, or any guy who loves being clean and smelling good while doing it.

They also have a subscription service where customers can order their favorite scents on an automatic refill schedule—a great way to ensure you always have fresh soap on hand!

But if you want to save some cash while still getting your hands on a good product that supports veterans and gives back to our country’s military members, then this might just be the right choice for you!

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two brands: Dr. Squatch vs. Duke Cannon

2. Crate 61 Bar Soap

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This is one of our favorite alternatives to Dr. Squatch, and it’s cheaper! Crate 61 is a Canadian company that makes handcrafted, 100% natural soaps. They use all-natural ingredients and no artificial fragrances or preservatives. The bars are made from coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, raw shea butter, and essential oils.

The lather is rich and bubbly, and it leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. The bar is about 4 ounces and will cost you around $3 a bar. The best part is that this soap lasts for well over 30 showers—that’s more than twice as long as Dr. Squatch!

This soap smells lovely and leaves your bathroom smelling like a tropical oasis. The scent is subtle, but it lasts for hours. My personal favorite was avocado grapefruit, which smells like a fresh-squeezed glass of juice.

The only downside to this soap is that some of the scents are just plain bad. But if you’re willing to go through a few duds (or just stick with Avocado Grapefruit), then this soap is worth a try.

3. Swanky Badger

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One aspect that stood out to me was the packaging. It has a small tree-shaped opening that allows the delightful aroma to escape.

I got two different scents: Coral Reef and Northern Pine. Both of them are amazing! The Northern Pine, in particular, has a revitalizing, fresh, and reminiscent of a Christmas tree aroma. The soap’s texture is also incredible, giving my skin that much-desired squeaky clean feel.

One thing I noticed is that, unlike Dr. Squatch, the scent of Swanky Badger’s soap doesn’t wash off with the soap. Dr. Squatch’s pine tar soap can be a bit messy, but Swanky Badger offers an exfoliant that isn’t charcoal-based, and the smell stays on your skin even after your shower.

There is a slight downside to Swanky Badger’s soap, though. The bars are somewhat smaller, which means they can run out quickly if you take multiple showers a day or don’t utilize a soap saver. Each bar weighs 5oz, and the cost is somewhat high for a single bar. That said, these soaps are fantastic for dry winters and well worth the investment.

4. The Black Stuff

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Handmade in Ireland, The Black Stuff offers a range of completely natural soaps that are free of harsh chemicals, making them perfect for my sensitive skin.

I’ve used two of The Black Stuff soaps, the first being Atlantic Pine Tar. Priced at just $7.75, it caught my attention as a more budget-friendly option compared to Dr. Squatch’s Pine Tar soap. To my delight, not only was it cheaper, but it also lasted longer and had a more lingering scent than its competitor.

John Larkin, the proud owner of The Black Stuff, is dedicated to crafting his soaps by hand and from scratch. I stumbled upon several videos that highlight the meticulous process, ingredients, and attention to detail that goes into each soap bar. This level of commitment and artistry is genuinely remarkable.

Another soap I tried from The Black Stuff was their Citrus Cedarwood scent. It brought to mind the discontinued Cedar Citrus soap from Dr. Squatch but with a more genuine aroma. Each soap from The Black Stuff features a robust and unique fragrance that lingers on your skin long after your shower.

The Black Stuff soap’s rich lather is another reason to love it. The foam feels luxurious on your skin, and the grit effectively exfoliates your skin. Give it a try, and you won’t be disappointed!

5. Dapper Yankee

My husband and I love Dapper Yankee products. Their soaps are infused with ingredients like shea butter, goat milk, avocado oil, and coconut oil—things that make your skin soft without drying it out.

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The first Dapper Yankee soap I tried was their Root Beer Barrel, and I was instantly captivated by its distinctive and invigorating scent. The aroma is reminiscent of opening an old-fashioned bottle of root beer, and the bathroom is left with a lingering root beer fragrance after use.

One of the standout features of Dapper Yankee’s soap is the rich lather they produce. Both my husband and I enjoy the luxurious foam that enhances our shower experience, making each wash a pleasure. The bars weigh 5.0 ounces and last for 2 weeks on average. At just $7.00 per bar, they offer a more budget-friendly option compared to Dr. Squatch soaps.

I’m eager to try Dapper Yankee soaps in other scents. With efficient shipping and arrival within days, the company is a great choice for those seeking an affordable alternative to Dr. Squatch soaps.

6. Age of Sage Artisan Soap

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At first glance, it reminded me of Dr. Squatch’s soap, but instead of a Sasquatch face, there’s a girl’s face on the pack. It seems like a clever nod to the popular brand but with a unique twist.

What caught my attention was the wide range of scents available, catering to both masculine and feminine preferences. The colors of the soaps are simply magnificent, making them an attractive addition to any bathroom. My personal favorites are Nag Champa and Tangerine Grapefruit, which leave the bathroom smelling wonderful after use.

I initially thought Age of Sage would be similar to Dr. Squatch, and in some ways, it is. The soap smells fantastic and lathers up nicely. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it lasts at least twice as long! The luxurious feel of the soap, with its abundant suds and skin-softening properties, truly sets it apart.

Each 5oz soap bar costs around $4.25, making it a more affordable option compared to Dr. Squatch. The individually wrapped bars come in a classic box, with plastic-free packaging that’s perfect for gifting.

7. Natural American Soldier

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I recently came across this fantastic soap brand that has a striking resemblance to Dr. Squatch in terms of the overall look and feel. Made in the United States, the Natural American Soldier Men’s Soap has some unique features that make it stand out from the crowd.

First and foremost, the soap is square-shaped, and the vibrant colors truly elevate your shower experience, making it a luxurious treat for the senses. Each time I try a new scent from this brand, I’m excited.

The Natural American Soldier soap comes in three variety packs: Soldier, Elements, and Goddess. You can also purchase select flavors individually, although buying them in packs is a more cost-effective option.

We tried the Soldier pack, which has six soaps designed to represent different branches of the armed forces—Air Force Sky, Army Battlefield, Coast Guard Sea, Marine Shore, Navy Ocean, and Space Force Galaxy. Even though the package makes it look like one, this product is not actually owned by a veteran.

Each bar weighs 5oz and lathers incredibly well, so you don’t need to use much to get that clean, fresh feeling. One of the best aspects of this soap is that it lasts longer than Dr. Squatch, making it an excellent alternative for those looking to switch things up.

8. Marlowe. Body Scrub Soap

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While searching for new products, I came across MARLOWE No. 102 soap, endorsed by professional boxer Ryan Garcia. My husband’s love of boxing made it a no-brainer that we had to try this soap! Made with natural ingredients like green tea extract and shea butter, this soap has a nice, masculine scent.

We tried the Earthy Oud Wood version, and it smelled divine. The subtle hint of oud was perfectly balanced, with delicate undertones of cardamom and vanilla. The fragrance was not overpowering at all, which was a pleasant surprise.

As we started using the soap, we noticed that it lathered up well, creating a super-sudsy foam similar to Dr. Squatch’s soap bars. The bar also had a slightly rough texture, which helped exfoliate our skin without causing any discomfort.

One of the standout features of this soap is its size. The 7oz bar is significantly larger than Dr. Squatch’s 5oz bars, providing better longevity. The soap lasts about 1 ½ to 2 months, making it a great value for the price. However, I do wish they offered a standard-size bar at a lower cost, as the large size doesn’t fit in my travel soap container.

Their No. 102 soap line also includes Warm Santal and Original Fresh scents, and Marlowe offers other soaps with different numbers like 105, 106, and 108. I would love to see a women’s version of this soap, but for now, I’ll continue sharing it with my husband. If you’re looking for a high-quality, fragrant soap with a luxurious feel, give MARLOWE. No. 102 a try!

9. Sudsy Bear

The first thing you’ll notice about Sudsy Bear is the quality of its products. They’re made with natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals—and they’re cruelty-free, too! They offer over 30 different soap scents, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs.

These bars are also very big at 5 to 6.50 ounces each, so you can get a lot of use out of them before needing to buy another one! Plus, it lasts about 4-5 weeks, which is pretty decent considering how much they cost compared to Dr. Squatch’s bars (which last about half as long).

The abrasiveness on this soap is just right—not too harsh, not too gentle—and it has a nice scent that isn’t overpowering but also isn’t weak. They also have a Pine Tar soap just like Dr. Squatch, which is one of the most popular soaps they sell.

Sudsy Bear also has a subscription service where you can save 15% on every order when signing up for their automatic shipments of soap. It’s an awesome deal if you’re looking to save some money while still getting great quality products delivered straight to your door!

Sudsy also provides free samples with some of their orders, which is a nice perk for their customers.


It costs around $9 per bar, which is pretty close to Dr. Squatch’s price. Sudsy Bear can be found at most grocery stores or online.

10. 360 Feel Handmade Soap

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Recently, I stumbled upon 360 Feel men’s soap, and I must say, it has exceeded my expectations in terms of both price and quality when compared to Dr. Squatch.

Proudly made in the USA, these handmade soaps boast a wide variety of unique and mesmerizing scents. My personal favorites are the earthy, musky Patchouli and the classic Bay Rum, both of which offer intense, captivating aromas. While I also tried scents like Cool Fresh Aloe and Cool Water Cologne, they didn’t quite hit the mark for me.

Each soap bar comes encased in an attractive little box, making it an ideal gift choice. The soap’s square shape may require some practice to use effectively, but once you’ve mastered the technique, it feels luxurious on your skin. Plus, the brick-style bar doesn’t shrink as much as Dr. Squatch after a few uses.

For fans of pine tar soap, the 360 Feel Handmade Soap offers a decorative option that is infused with some pine tar qualities. While it may be a bit brittle and not as long-lasting as other varieties, it’s still a lovely addition to any soap collection. However, if you’re looking for a more natural and cost-effective pine tar soap, I recommend trying The Grandpa Soap Co., which has a stronger pine scent.

11. Bearsville Soap

Bearsville Soap is the 11th one on our list. It has less lather than Dr. Squatch and its bars are a little more dense, but it’s still very effective at cleansing your skin and leaving you feeling fresh. If you’re looking for something that will leave your skin feeling clean without stripping it of its natural oils, this could be a great choice for you!

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Bearsville Soap has 18 different scents, including some that are popular with Dr. Squatch fans: Pine Tar, Fresh Cirus, and Eucalyptus Spearmint. This means that no matter what kind of manly aroma you’re looking for—whether it’s minty fresh or earthy—you’ll probably find it with Bearsville Soap.

Bearsville’s scents are also a little stronger and linger longer than Dr. Squatch’s do, so if you’re into strong scents, this might be worth checking out. The scents are masculine and make you think of being in the woods, but not in an overpowering way—they’re subtle enough that even women could get away with using them as well.

The bars are approximately five ounces and cost around $8.00 each.

Another bonus: Bearsville Soap doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like some other brands do—and all of their products are made in the USA with high-quality ingredients.

12. O Naturals Men’s Soap

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Recently, I received this soap as a gift. The soaps come in packs that are appealing to men—like Refreshing, Energizing, and Woodsy—as well as women’s favorites like African Black, Botanical, and Mud & Clay. I got the one for men: Refreshing

When it comes to using the soap, I found that O Naturals doesn’t leave my skin feeling overly dry or tight after rinsing off. The scent, while not overpowering, is subtle and doesn’t linger after rinsing. This is perfect for those who prefer a more natural and mild fragrance.

The soap bars come in a paper box, which is a fantastic alternative to plastic-wrapped products. As someone who’s trying to reduce my plastic consumption, this is a huge plus for me. Plus, the box itself is quite presentable, making it an ideal gift option!

Each bar is 7.76 ounces, making it larger than Dr. Squatch’s square-shaped bars—and they last longer! And at just around $7 per bar, you’re getting great value for your money.

I can’t wait to try all the different scents this brand has to offer. If you’re looking for a new soap to try or a thoughtful gift for the men in your life, I highly recommend giving O Naturals a shot!

13. Dr. Bronner’s

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Dr. Bronner’s is a very popular brand of soap, and they’ve been around since the 1948s. They make their soaps with natural ingredients and traditional methods, and have 5 oz bars that cost around $4.99 each—making them a cheaper alternative to Dr. Squatch!

There are eight scents available: almond, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, rose, citrus, tea tree, and baby unscented. I’m partial to peppermint and lavender scents myself!

The one thing I don’t like about Dr. Bronner compared to Dr. Squatch is the limited number of scents available (eight vs twenty). However, that doesn’t stop me from using it regularly because it makes my skin soft and moisturized—and it smells so good!

I also love that this brand uses recycled paper for wrapping their bars; plus they contain natural vegetable oils instead of artificial preservatives like some other brands do.

14. Harry’s

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Harry’s is a great option if you’re looking for something with a rich lather but without the high price tag.

I’ve tried a few of the scents, and they all smell great—the Redwood is my favorite! The bars last around 4 to 5 weeks per bar, which makes it easy to fit them into your budget.

The 4 oz bars cost around $6 each, but you can find them at stores for just $3.99 each bar!

They have limited scent choices when compared to Dr. Squatch, but the ones they do offer are wonderful.

The only downside is that it can be difficult to find Harry’s in stores these days, so if you want it on hand at all times, you might want to check out their website or order online.

As a gift, this soap would make a great present for any man who likes clean scents and natural products!

15. Outlaw Soaps

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I love supporting small businesses, so when I found out that Outlaw Soaps were hand-mixed in Reno, Nevada, I was intrigued. The soap dissolved faster than Dr. Squatch’s, and the rich lather made me feel like I had just come home from a long day of work.

I also love that Outlaw Soaps come in ten scents: Fire in the Hole, Mountain Hideout, Blazing Saddles, Hair of the Dog, Calamity Jane, Lust in the Dust, Home on the Range, Cursed Cowboy, Fall on the Mountain, and The Gambler.

I’ve tried three scents: Blazing Saddles, Fire in the Hole, and Hair of the Dog (which smells like a whiskey bottle). I love all three scents, but if I had to choose just one, it would be Fire in the Hole—it’s so rich!

It lasted me just under two weeks before I needed a new bar, and the scents are strong and long-lasting—they linger in my house with a nice aroma.

The only downside is that they cost around $9.00 for 4 oz bars—I wish the bars were bigger for the price. But if you love supporting small businesses and want to try something different than your typical bar soap, Outlaw Soaps is a good option.

16. The Soap Guy

If you’re on a budget and still want to enjoy the benefits of Dr. Squatch, then The Soap Guy is the way to go. Each bar is about 3.5 oz and comes in plenty of fragrances, so you’ll never get bored. They even experiment with different fragrances, which is a rarity among soap companies!

They’re coconut-based and have a good lather—not as much as Dr. Squatch, but still pretty good! You’ll also get a nice soft feel on your skin and hands when using this soap, plus it moisturizes pretty well without making your skin dry.

At about $2 per bar, it’s still affordable when compared to Dr. Squatch’s prices. If you buy in bulk though, the price drops down to about $1.50 per bar—a pretty sweet deal if we do say so ourselves!

The only downside was that they didn’t have as much lather as we expected—but if you’re looking for something affordable and easy on your skin, this might be just what you’re looking for!

17. Lume Natural Soap

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Lume soap is made with all-natural ingredients, and it’s great for both men and women. It is a great choice for those with sensitive skin. It’s triple-milled, which means it will last longer than other soaps.

It’ll eliminate body odors and leave your skin feeling soft and clean after a workout at the gym or even just running errands around town! I love the way this soap feels on my skin—it leaves me feeling clean, but not dried out or stripped of all moisture.

Lume soap is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly because it doesn’t contain any animal products.

There are six scents available, and the bars are only $5 each. The lavender sage scent is my favorite, but they also have clean tangerine, coconut crush, silver spruce, warm vanilla, and unscented—so everyone can find something they love.

18. Bravo Sierra

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Bravo Sierra is a great alternative to expensive, “natural” soaps. This 7 oz bar costs around $6.99 and will last you 30-40 showers, depending on how much soap you use. Since the bars are so large, you can cut them into smaller pieces and use them for months!

My favorite scent is Citrus & Cedarwood, but they have four other scents available: Sandalwood & Fig, Tonka Bean & Lemon, Unscented, and White Vetiver & Cedarwood.

The downside is they dissolve quicker when wet than Dr. Squatch’s soaps, so you have to be careful when using them in the shower. Shake your soap before placing it in its dish and allow it to dry out between uses—otherwise, the soap will dissolve at an accelerated rate!

They also donate 5% of their profits to veterans and military families in need. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly option that supports those who have served our country, this is the soap for you!

In brief…

So there you have it! A breakdown of some of the best Dr. Squatch alternatives on the market today. Whether you’re looking for a cheaper version, or just want to try something new, I hope this list was helpful!

And if you have any favorite products that aren’t on this list, let us know in the comments below!


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