Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why I Choose to Use Vegan Soaps

When you embrace the vegan lifestyle there are many choices to be made about not only what we put in our body, but what we put on it.  To me there is nothing grosser than the thought of bathing in rendered animal fat.  That’s exactly what Tallow is, and that is exactly what most commercial mass produced soap are made from.  To me this is a simple choice that I can make that will make a difference in the world and in my body.

When I choose soap I always opt for handmade vegan soap.  Vegan soap companies use Almond, Avocado, Olive, Coconut, Palm and Palm Kernel oils.  These oils in the right combination do a wonderful job at cleaning and moisturizing your skin.

Why Handmade Soap?

I suppose it is just a personal preference but when you become vegan you often realize that small and closer to home is better.  There is something about handmade products that are just more luxurious and it always seems that more care is put into these products.  The ingredients tend to be well chosen, the item is made with careful oversight, and it is packaged in an earth friendly way.  One of my favorite handmade soap companies is Enucia.  They are located in Columbus Ohio, but ship nationwide.

Give them a try, they offer a full line of vegan soaps, foaming soaps, lip balms, lotions, and salt scrubs.