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 you shower. In addition, you could be supporting brands that conduct cruel and deadly experiments on sensitive animals, such as rabbits and mice. The good news is that there are plenty of vegan bar soaps to choose from, no matter your skin type or budget.
These are just a few of our favorites from brands that don’t test on animals:
Lush soaps are all handmade with fresh organic fruits and veggies. Although not all of the company’s products are animal-friendly, its vegan items are clearly labeled on its website, so shopping is a breeze. The soaps are available in Lush shops and online. Find a store.
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 products that aren’t vegan, which you can identify on its FAQ page. Find a store.
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.
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.
This company has created a cult following with its soaps, cleaning products, and laundry detergents. Find a store.
Escape to Hawaii with this PETA Business Friend. Maui Soap Company uses ingredients like coconut milk, hibiscus, plumeria nectar, awapuhi, and kukui, so every time you shower or wash your hands, you’ll be transported to a dreamy vacation getaway.
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.
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.
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.
Shea Moisture is true to its name, as many of its products are infused with nourishing, soothing shea butter. Find a store.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be sure that all your personal-care and beauty products are animal-friendly, and check out some other great companies that don’t experiment on animals. If you’re ever wondering whether a company is naughty or nice to animals, search our database for fast answers: