Men's Soap & Body Wash
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Men's Soap & Body Wash
What is vegan and cruelty-free men's soap?
The term “vegan” with regard to men’s soap, refers to soap that does not contain animal ingredients; but it may be tested on animals. The term “cruelty-free” means the product and its ingredients aren’t tested on animals, but might include animal ingredients and/or by-products. Soaps that are both vegan AND cruelty-free avoid both the use of all animal ingredients and testing.
What types of ingredients are used to make vegan soap?
Vegan and cruelty-free soaps are composed of plant-sourced and/or plant-derived ingredients that serve various functions. Some ingredients serve to moisturize, nourish, cleanse and exfoliate the skin, whereas others are used as additives to improve the quality of the soap by giving it a smoother texture, helping it to lather properly, keeping it from dissolving too quickly in water, or adding colour or fragrance.
Although the individual ingredients can vary widely, vegan soaps generally include base oils such as coconut, palm or jojoba, among many possible others, mixed with a water and lye mixture that produces “saponification”…or what makes soap, well, soap! Additives are also usually included, such as essential oils, coffee grounds, cornmeal, herbs, seeds or sugar, for the purpose of making the soap fragrant, lathery, rinsable or exfoliating.
Why buy vegan and cruelty-free?
The simple fact is that soap is perfectly effective when made without animal derived and sourced ingredients, and without ingredients that are tested on animals. Buying vegan and cruelty-free products means you’re supporting products that don’t use ingredients forcefully taken from animals, or are forcefully tested on them. What’s more, when you buy a bar of vegan soap, you’re telling the company to keep making it, and giving them the revenue to do so.
Are vegan & cruelty-free soaps expensive?
In general, vegan and cruelty-free hand soap, body wash, bath soap and other personal care products are not any more expensive, or any less expensive, than products that include animal sourced and derived ingredients and/or were tested on animals. Just like non-vegan/non-cruelty-free products, there are differences in the quality and availability of the ingredients used, differences in the manufacturing processes employed, and different brand names behind the products; this can affect product pricing, and as a result prices can vary quite a bit from one soap to the next. Some soaps are very affordable, some are have a hefty price tag, and many fall somewhere in between.
Should I get rid of any non-vegan products that I own?
There are a few different ways you can go about replacing your hand soap, body wash and other personal care products as you become more immersed in a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle. One way is to give away any unused products to friends and family. Another option would be to use them until they’ve run out, and simply replace them with cruelty-free and vegan products when that time comes. At the end of the day, it’s completely up to you to decide what you can afford, and what products you’re comfortable using, if any. Simply throwing them away should be avoided if at all possible.
What companies make vegan/cruelty-free soap & body wash?
The following companies make men’s soap and body wash that don’t use ingredients that are sourced from, derived from, or tested on animals:
- Kiss My Face (with the exception of “Olive & Honey” soap)
- Nature’s Gate
- Herban Cowboy
- Yes to Coconut
- Every Man Jack
- Jack Black
- Tom’s of Maine
Please Note: You may not see products from some of these companies listed above, as they may not be available on Amazon.
How do you choose which companies to list?
We keep an ever-growing list of companies that we find, or are suggested to us, whose entire line of personal care products seems to be completely vegan and cruelty-free. We get in touch with these companies to find out what products of theirs, if any, use animal derived or sourced ingredients, or have ingredients that are tested on animals. If they can assure us that certain soap products are suitable for vegans, and they can be bought on Amazon, then we list those products here for your convenience.
Do you list any soap from non-vegan companies?
Some of the hand soap, body wash and other products we list are made by companies that might use honey, beeswax or similar ingredients in some of their other products. However, none of the products we list contain these ingredients, or any other animal sourced or derived ingredients. For example, the “Olive & Honey” soap by Kiss My Face contains honey, so we do not list it on this site.
How can you support these companies if they make some non-vegan products?
We applaud non-vegan companies for evolving, and expanding into the realm of vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. We think it’s great that more and more companies are adding cruelty-free and vegan hand soap, bath soap, body wash and other personal care items to their product offerings. Doing so gives vegans more options when looking to buy, and might even encourage people who wouldn’t otherwise try vegan products to do so, even if it’s by accident. It also encourages these companies to keep moving in the direction of cruelty-free and vegan product development. At the end of the day, supporting vegan products is supporting vegan products, regardless of who makes them.
Check out our similar product categories
Had enough of vegan & cruelty-free men’s soaps for now? Check out our similar product categories if you want to learn about or buy other vegan products:
- Men's Fragrances/Cologne
- Men’s Hair Care
- Men’s Deodorant
- Men’s Shaving & Facial Care
- Men’s Sun Protection & Tanning
- Women’s Body Wash & Bath Soap
For companies that make men’s vegan/cruelty-free soap & body wash
If you (or your employer) make vegan and cruelty-free hand soap, boys wash, or any other vegan and cruelty-free product for that matter, we’d love to feature you and your products on our site... at no cost! Contact us at - info(at)getitvegan(dot)com - to find out more!
Some of the information for this mini guide on vegan and cruelty-free men's soap was obtained from the following sources:
- Blog: “Why Conventional Soap Sucks.” (October 11, 2010). Vegan Beauty Review. Retrieved March 23, 2017. http://www.veganbeautyreview.com/2010/10/conventional-soaps-suck.html/
- Blog: “Not all soap is vegan soap.” (n.d.). Tom’s of Maine. Retrieved March 23, 2017. http://blog.tomsofmaine.com/vegan-soap/