Did you know that not all bar soaps are vegan? You could be rubbing your body with cow lard, insect vomit, or lanolin from a sheep’s oil glands every time you shower. In addition, you could be supporting brands that conduct cruel and deadly experiments on mice, rabbits, and other sensitive animals. The good news is that there are plenty of vegan bar soaps to choose from—no matter your skin type or budget.
Here are just a few vegan bar soaps to get you started:
The Passionflower soap is said to relieve anxiety, while the Black Willow one helps with acne. Check the ingredients, as a few of the soaps contain goat’s milk or honey. Find a store near you that carries these products.
Possibly as close as your nearest mall, The Body Shop offers a variety of fruity, creamy soaps—shea is one of our top picks. All vegan soaps are clearly labeled.
Clearly Natural makes vegetable glycerin soaps in a number of scents as well as unscented. Find these animal-free bar soaps at Sprouts and online.
Each bar of soap is handmade and includes a stone or crystal at its center. Choose your favorite product based on the scent or the attributes of the crystal.
Desert Essence offers a variety of soaps, including Activated Charcoal, Exfoliating Lemon, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Peppermint, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits your skin’s needs. Find a store near you that carries these products.
Dr. Bronner’s All-One soap comes in eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and other therapeutic scents. There’s even a special mild formula for babies.
This unique brand offers “natural products, designed for men, in fresh, manly scents.” Can’t pick just one? Build your own bundle of vegan options.
Find bar soaps from this 100% vegan company at your local CVS or Sprouts. We like the Sweet Orange & Vanilla varieties and the Refreshing Lavender & Peppermint Soap Bar.
Every Man Jack specializes in men’s self-care products that feature cedarwood, citrus, and other heavenly scents. They’re sold online or at Albertsons, Target, and many other stores.
This 100% vegan company offers soaps and a variety of self-care products. We especially love the musky Dusk and the woodsy Forest scents. Herban Cowboy is available online and at multiple retailers.
American-made since 1839, Kirk’s keeps it kind and simple. Made with coconut oil, these soaps are cruelty-free and available online and at multiple grocery stores.
Kiss My Face soap offers several nourishing olive formulas, including lavender and aloe. The company does carry some products that aren’t vegan, including a goat milk line, so always double-check ingredients. Find a store near you that carries these products.
Although some of Lush’s products contain ingredients such as honey and lanolin, its vegan items are clearly labeled, so shopping is a breeze. Find a store near you that carries these products.
Escape to Hawaii with this PETA Business Friend that uses ingredients such as mango, hibiscus, and plumeria nectar. You’ll be transported to a dreamy vacation getaway every time you shower or wash your hands.
This company has an expansive line with bar soaps, cleaning products, and laundry detergents. You can find its products at multiple chains, including Target and CVS.
Find these vegan bar soaps in a multitude of scents online or at Sprouts and other grocery stores.
This company’s 100% cruelty-free products are available at Target, Rite Aid, and other national retail chains.
All soaps from this company are vegan, so just pick your favorite. We like the Shea Butter Body Bar. Buy it online.
Shea Moisture is true to its name, as many of its products are infused with nourishing, soothing shea butter. Not all the soaps are vegan, though, so read the label before you buy.
Your skin will feel fresh and hydrated with a soothing blend of shea butter, olive oil, and sea salt. Find a store near you that carries these products.
Available in multiple scents as well as fragrance-free, this company’s vegan bar soaps can be found in most major drugstores. They’re also available to order online.
Trader Joe’s has carried its Almond Ginger Scent Oatmeal Exfoliant Bar since 2002. Find a store and check out our list of other vegan beauty products at Trader Joe’s while you’re at it.
Yes to uses charcoal and tomatoes in its detoxifying bar soap for blemish-prone skin. Use it with the rest of the tomatoes line for the best results.
These vegan bar soaps are just some of the cruelty-free products on the market today. Brands can sometimes change formulas, so it’s important to check the labels to ensure that a product is vegan before you buy it.
Be a compassionate consumer and leave personal-care and beauty products made with animal-derived ingredients out of your cart. Remember, if it came from an animal, someone suffered.