Thankfully there are many alternatives to such traditional bar soaps available… alternatives that are actually safe and natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. These include…
  
1.  100% Pure Butter Soap 

  • Ingredients…pure vegetable soap enhanced with shea butter and coconut oil…scented with steam distilled essential oils
  • Kudos…all natural, 100% vegan, and gluten-free… 
  • Price…$10
  • Scents…Eucalyptus, Apple, Peach, Lavender, Seaweed, Coconut, Meyer Lemon, Mango, Caffeine Olive Oil, Mandarin, Green Tea Olive Oil

  
2.  Christina Maser Handmade Goats Milk Soaps

  • Ingredients…food grade olive, palm, coconut, sweet almond and castor oils, natural clays, goat’s milk, honey, herbs, grains and natural pigments…scented with only pure essential oils
  • Kudos…no synthetic ingredients, no phthalates, no chemicals of any kind
  • Price…average of $10 a bar
  • Scents…Almond, Citrus Eucalyptus, Citrus, Espresso, Geranium, Grapefruit, Green Clay Lavender, Honey Milk & Oats, Lavender Citrus, Lavender, Lavender Milk, Lavender Oats, Lavender Patchouli, Lemon Wasabi, Patchouli, Peppermint Poppy, Rosemary Clay, Rosemary Mint, Signature, Spa, and Tea Tree Citrus

  

3. Dr. Bronner’s

  • Availability…almost anywhere
  • Best for…
  • Ingredients…extra virgin coconut, jojoba, and hemp oils, and pure essential oils
  • Kudos…certified organic and fair trade, completely biodegradable and vegetable-based
  • Price…average of $5 a bar
  • Scents…Peppermint, Almond, Lavender, Tea Tree, Unscented, Rose, Citrus Orange, Eucalyptus

   

4.  Farmaesthetics Organic Bath & Beauty Bars

  • Availability…Nordstrom
  • Ingredients…organically grown herbs, flowers & grains 
  • Kudos…organic and handmade, hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested
  • Price…an average of $12.99
  • Scents…Saltwater Rain, Cinnamon & Rose, Blood Orange & Calendula Petals, Chamomile Flowers, Field Lavender, Aloe & Lemongrass, and Beach Rose & Vetivert

  

 

    5.  Hugo Naturals Bar Soaps 

    • Availability…Natural Wellness, Whole Foods
    • Ingredients…pure and natural ingredients such as all-natural vegetable glycerin, nutrition-quality Vitamin E, natural botanical extracts, and a mixture of moisturizing coconut, castor, and safflower oils
    • Kudos…gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, and free of harsh chemicals like propylene glycol, parabens, and petroleum products
    • Price…$4
    • Scents…Mexican Lime & Bergamot, Spearmint, Geranium & Indonesian Patchouli, Creamy Coconut, French Lavender, Geranium and Indonesian Patchouli, Grapefruit, Indonesian Patchouli and Sandalwood, Oatmeal Mint, Shea Butter and Oatmeal, Unscented, Vanilla & Sweet Orange, Clove

      6.  LATHER Natural Soap

    • Ingredients
    • Kudos…For every olive oil soap sold, LATHER will donate the equivalent of five bars of soap to Clean The World, a non-profit organization that recycles and distributes soap around the world to people in need. 
    • Price…$8
    • Scents…Patchouli Olive, Orange Peel, Vanilla Bean & Shea, Eucalyptus & Clay, Honey Almond, Oatmeal Lavender, Rose Tangerine, Lemongrass, Rosemary Peppermint, Lavender Lime, Mint, Wild Mint, Vanilla Bean & Shea, and Barbao & Shea

      
    7.  Plantlife

    • Ingredients…pure essential oils and organic botanicals
    • Kudos…free of artificial fragrances, dyes, and harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and phthalates…vegan, gluten free, and never tasted on animals. 
    • Price…$6
    • Scents…Coconut Vanilla, Sandalwood, Rosemary Tea Tree, Ambrosia, Carrot & Vitamin E, Cassia Clove, Coconut Lime, Comfrey Root with Aloe, Double Mint. Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Lemongrass, Lavender, Oatmeal Almond, Patchouli, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Vanilla Orange, Rosemary Tea Tree, Cocoa Mint, Frankincense Myrhh, and Pumpkin Spice

      
    8.  Poofy Organics

    • Founded…in 2006 after a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer
    • Ingredients…no toxic ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, parabens, triclosan, PEGs, Triethanolamine, Oxybenzone, and GMOs …fragranced only with essential oils and extracts 
    • Kudos…partnered with and support BREAST CANCER ACTION which educates and empowers women by demanding transparency and accountability in pink ribbon marketing.
    • Price…average of $6 per bar
    • Scents…Leaf and Cloves, Almond Clove, Lemony Lavender, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Enchanted Vanilla, Orange Ginger Patchouli, Sweet Lemongrass

      
    9. Soap for Goodness Sake

    • Ingredients…certified organic base oils, pure grade essential oils, Hot Springs Thermal Water-known as some of the cleanest and purest water on earth
    • Kudos…no unsafe synthetics, preservatives, artificial dyes, parabens, or synthetic fragrances
    • Price…average of $6 per bar
    • Scents…Shea and Oats, Balancing Act, Extra Gentle, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil

       

       10.  Tom’s of Maine

      • Ingredients…only naturally-sourced, plant-derived ingredients like coconut, olive, and jojoba oils
      • Price…$4
      • Scents…Creamy Coconut, Lavender Tea Tree, Orange Blossom, Morning Mint, Fragrance Free Sensitive, Deodorant, and Daily Moisture
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