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What to Look for When Buying Vegan Soaps

If your skin is sensitive to harsh chemicals in traditional soaps, you should consider switching to vegan soaps.

Vegan soaps contain different plant extracts, including fatty acids and oils, which are gentle on the skin and safe for those with sensitive skin.

Made from plant extracts, these soaps are free from toxic chemicals. They are also cruelty-free and safe for the environment.

However, distinguishing them from non-vegan or synthetic soaps can be challenging, especially for new users.

There are four things you should look for when buying vegan soaps. 


1. The Right Ingredients

Vegan soaps contain plant-derived ingredients. Although many brands claim to manufacture vegan soaps, some contain ingredients derived from animals.

Most people prefer vegan soap because:

  • It is mild and therefore ideal for sensitive skin

  • It is eco-friendly

  • Contains natural ingredients that are better for the skin

Whatever your reason for choosing vegan soaps, ensure you check the ingredients before you buy. This will ensure that you get an authentic product and will help you avoid ingredients that are harmful to your skin. 

The following table highlights common ingredients in vegan soap and their role.

Plant Extract

What it Contains

Role in Vegan Soap

Aloe vera

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants

  • Softens skin and keeps it glowing

  • Prevents hyperpigmentation on your skin


Perilla oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids

  • Improves skin elasticity and reduces pigmentation

  • Has anti-aging properties

  • Calms skin and kills germs


Vitamin B,  folate, menthol

  • Moisturize your skin and tighten skin pores

  • Keeps skin supple and hydrated


Tea tree oil

  • Anti-inflammatory and therefore calms irritation and swelling

  • Clears acne marks and pimples


Lactic acid

  • Improves skin elasticity

  • Streamlines blood circulation


Turmeric oil (contains turmerone)

  • Anti-oxidants

  • Cleanses and rejuvenates skin

In addition to the above ingredients, vegan soaps contain carrier oils and essential oils that add to their fragrance. The oils include:

  • Olive oil which softens your skin

  • Coconut oil that cleanses your skin 

  • Lavender oil which kills bacteria and suppresses pimples and skin irritation

  • Rosemary oil which soothes your skin and stimulates hair follicles

  • Castor oil which keeps your skin moisturized

These oils add a pleasant scent to the soap and improve their soothing features. Before you buy your next soap, examine the ingredients and choose the right one.


2. Recyclable or Biodegradable Packaging

Most vegan soaps are sealed in recyclable or 100% biodegradable packaging. This reduces their carbon footprint for a healthier environment.

You should analyze the label to confirm if the package is eco-friendly. If it is recyclable, it should have a three-arrow label that symbolizes recycling.

Biodegradable packages, on the other hand, are marked “compostable”. If the soap package has this mark, it will decompose after disposal.

Remember, vegan soaps are made to enhance your well-being without degrading the environment. That is why, in addition to being biodegradable, they should have eco-friendly packages.

3. Consider Your Skin Type

You need a soap that is friendly to your skin. If your skin is sensitive, go for mild brands that soothe your skin.

Is your skin allergic to some extracts or fragrances? Or do you sneeze while using strongly scented soaps?

If your answer is yes, you need to pay extra attention to the ingredients before buying vegan soaps. Although most people are allergic to animal extracts, some experience allergic reactions to plant products.

For example, soaps containing mint are not ideal for young children because of their delicate skin. 


4. Choose Soaps With Gentle Fragrances

Most vegan soaps contain gentle fragrances. These fragrances are either derived from plants or can be synthetic, but are free from harmful substances like phthalates.

The mild scent is suitable for those allergic to strong scents, for example, expectant mothers and young children, or those with health conditions like asthma.

Popular scents in vegan soaps include lavender, coconut oil, eucalyptus, cedarwood and alpine


Buying Vegan Soaps From Naturacare

Vegan soaps offer you a natural way to keep your skin healthier and free from harsh chemicals. 

There are many soaps on the market today. Therefore, you should take the time to choose one that suits your skin.

At Naturacare, we offer our customers quality vegan soaps that are 100% handmade from plant-based ingredients. You never have to second guess your choice with us.

Our vegan soaps are made from a blend of moisturizing ingredients, making them smooth and soft, and will leave your skin deeply moisturized and smelling heavenly.

Try our vegan soaps today and embrace healthier skin free of chemicals.

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