17 Cruelty-Free Vegan Bar Soap Brands You’ll Love
You may not know it, but you could be rubbing your body with insect vomit, cow lard, or lanolin from a sheep’s oil glands every time that you shower. In addition, you could be supporting brands that conduct cruel and deadly tests on sensitive animals, such as rabbits and mice. The good news is that there are plenty of cruelty-free vegan bar soaps to choose from, no matter your skin type or budget. Here are some of our favorite brands:
Lush soaps are all handmade with fresh organic fruits and veggies. Vegan products are clearly labeled on the company’s website, too, so shopping is a breeze. The soaps are available in Lush shops and online. Find a store.
2. Kiss My Face
Classic and long-lasting, Kiss My Face soap offers several nourishing olive formulas, including chamomile, lavender, green tea, and others. The company does carry a few nonvegan products, which you can identify on its FAQ page. Find a store.
Clearly Natural makes vegetable glycerin soaps that come in a multitude of colors and scents—as well as unscented. They are really gentle on sensitive skin, and there are also special formulas for acne-prone skin. Find a store.
Dr. Bronner’s All-One soap comes in therapeutic scents, such as eucalyptus, peppermint, almond, rose, tea tree, citrus, and lavender. There’s even a special mild formula for babies. Find a store.
Possibly as close as your nearest mall, The Body Shop offers tons of fruity, creamy soaps—coconut is one of our top picks. Find a store.
This company is 100 percent vegan and offers many self-care products in addition to soap. We especially love the musky Dusk and the woodsy Wild scents. Herban Cowboy soap is available at Walgreens, Whole Foods, and many other stores as well as online. Find a store.
Take a wash on the wild side with A Wild Soap Bar! The Passionflower soap is said to relieve anxiety, while the Black Willow Bark soap helps with acne and doubles as a deodorizer. The wide selection of scents and ingredients will allow you to find a bar that fits your needs. Find a store.
The Birch Tar Soap is infused with coconut, olive, almond oils, and shea butter, and is said to be good for psoriasis and eczema.
Available in moisturizing, clear, and deodorant varieties, Tom’s soaps can be found in most major department stores and drugstores and are also available to order online.
10. Shea Moisture
Shea Moisture is true to its name, as many of its products are infused with nourishing, soothing shea butter. Find a store.
11. The Honest Co.
The Honest Bar Soap is vegan, hypoallergenic, and available in three scents. Organic coconut, olive, and other oils help to moisturize and condition dry skin naturally. Find a store.
12. Yes To
Yes To has figured out how to target skin problems with specific helpful properties of fruits and vegetables. Check out which type is right for you. Find a store.
Life’s a beach with the Sea Minerals Bar Soap. Your skin will feel fresh with a soothing bend of aloe vera, shea butter, and, as the name promises, sea minerals. Other bar soap scents include bataua fruit and coconut. Find a store.
14. Desert Essence
Desert Essence offers many different types of soap, including Island Mango, Exfoliating Lemon, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Creamy Coconut, and Castile Liquid Soap—so you’re sure to find one that fits your skin’s needs. Find a store.
15. Trader Joe’s
Vegan bar soaps at Trader Joe’s include Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap, Oatmeal Exfoliant Ginger Almond Soap, and the Triple Milled Soap in green tea, lavender, and lemon verbena scents. Find a store, and check out our list of other vegan beauty products at Trader Joe’s while you’re at it.
16. Every Man Jack
Every Man Jack specializes in men’s self-care products that feature heavenly scents like cedarwood and citrus. They’re sold at Target, Albertsons, and many other stores as well as online.
This company has created a cult following with its soaps, cleaning products, and laundry detergents. It sticks to four perfectly executed scents: basil, lavender, lemon verbena, and geranium, all of which you must try now. Find a store.
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