Good grooming starts with good hygiene, and hygiene 101 is, of course, taking regular showers. Now, more than ever, there are millions of options when it comes to brands, scents, package sizes and textures of bath foams and body washes.
Still, if you are not only committed to keeping your body clean but also to keeping the environment safe, the choices are a bit narrower. The good news is that your concerns about the environment, animal safety and cruelty have been heard, by indie as well as major brands, and there is a pretty good selection out there that is in line with your values.
So, let us kick of this list and see which vegan shower products made the cut.
The number one body wash, as chosen by Urban Vegan, is the AHAVA Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash. What you will love about it, aside from it being vegan, cruelty and gluten-free, is that it is the perfect wash for dry and sensitive and acne-prone skin. It promises to moisturize your skin and also act as an anti-inflammatory product, thanks to the fig extract which is a part of its composition.
It comes in three different scents: Hibiscus & Fig, Lotus Flower & Chestnut, and Tropical Pineapple & White Peach. Almost good enough to eat! The best part – it is available on Amazon!
In Other Vegan News…
VegNews makes a rather good point that a body wash should not cost you half your paycheck, but that you also deserve to have a quality wash. The place where quality and price meet half way is with the brand called Kiss My Face. First, the ingredients are all natural, cruelty and paraben-free and it also comes in a packaging that is ethically sourced in North America.
Now that we have the environment section all covered, let us talk about the product itself. Although it does not cost a fortune, the product feels very luxurious. One of the favorite scents are Anti-Stress and Peaceful Patchouli made with sweet- extracts of elder flower, lavender, cornflower, lemongrass and eucalyptus. Talk about a serenity-inducing combination! You can find these goodies at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods, so go get your morning dose of calm.
No Scent for Me, Thank You
If you have a sensitive nose, skin, or simply do not enjoy products containing fragrances, there is a great solution for that and it is called Nourish Organic Pure Unscented Body Wash. Although fragrance-free, it contains aloe juice, coconut milk and Vitamin E mix with a special blend of coconut, sesame and sunflower seed oils, all meant so serve and hydrate. Oh, yes, the U.S. shipping is free, and the product is 100% organic.
Speaking of 100% Organic…
If a 100% organic is what you are looking for, where better to find than in a product that is actually called 100 Percent Pure Blood Orange Shower Gel. First of all, there is the fresh, heavenly scent – nobody does freshness better than citrus fruits. Secondly, it is meant for all skin types, so you do not have to wonder about suitability, and if you are feeling like sharing, your SO or roomie can safely use it too.
It contains therapeutic herbs, rose hydrosol, green tea and seaweed, but what it does not contain are sulfates or any other detergents, artificial fragrances or perfumes, dyes, chemical preservatives or any other toxins. The price is also great so you get real value for money, and shipping is free for orders over 50 dollars. Nothing not to love about this.
So what is your favorite shower gel or body wash? Share your best products with us in the comment section.