Cruelty-free and vegan body wash

The 7 Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Body Wash Brands

Feel confident in what goes on your skin and opt for these 7 cruelty-free and vegan body wash brands. Free of all animal ingredients and never ever tested on animals, these body washes are the perfect addition to any ethical shower routine.

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What Makes a Product Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

Here’s a quick run down. Cruelty-free products are free from animal testing at any point in its production. Vegan products contain no animal ingredients. This includes both animal and animal-derived ingredients. (Think beeswax, honey, etc.)

Keep in mind that not all vegan products are cruelty-free, and not all cruelty-free products are vegan. So all brands on this list are 100% cruelty-free, but some products might not be vegan.

Related: What’s the Difference Between Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

Is Your Body Wash Vegan or Cruelty-Free?

You may have to do some online digging to figure this out. Luckily, there are tons of resources online that can answer your questions.

Another great way is to check the product to see if it has any cruelty-free or vegan logos. (I talked about these logos briefly in my blog post mentioned above.)

Also, it’s worth a shot to check the brands FAQ page to see if they mentioned their policies on animal testing and animal ingredients.

Related: How to Shop for Cruelty-Free Products

The Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Body Wash Brands

1. Method

Method has dominated the ethical cleaning supplies market for years now, but they recently added a line of body washes to their repertoire. My personal favorite is their Simply Nourish body wash made with coconut, rice milk, and shea butter.

2. Dr. Bronner’s

Known for their versatile and simple ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s offers a wide range of castile soaps that can be used in a bunch of different ways.

But watch out for their chapsticks as they contain beeswax.

6 uses for Dr. Bronner’s soap:

  1. Body wash
  2. Hand soap
  3. Shaving
  4. Washing dishes
  5. Laundry
  6. Household cleaners

3. Raw Sugar

Founded in 2014, Raw Sugar is another great cruelty-free and vegan body wash option. Known for their sweet smelling soaps and bamboo bottle caps, Raw Sugar offers tons of body washes that can also be paired with matching hand soap, bath fizzes, hair masks, and more.

P.S. The only non-vegan product from this brand is their Raw Sugar Facial Polish which contains honey!

4. Native

Native deodorants have been making waves in the vegan community recently, but did you know that they also have accompanying body washes too? I recommend the vanilla and coconut scent in both their body wash and natural deodorant.

Related: The Do’s and Don’ts of Going Cruelty-Free

5. Love Beauty and Planet

Love Beauty and Planet’s body washes are not only vegan and cruelty-free, but are also made with ethically sourced fragrances and packaged with 100% recycled plastic. Making this brand another great option to add to your shower routine.

6. Lush

This uber popular bath and body company has probably been on everyone’s radar for awhile now. They have a fantastic collection of cruelty-free and vegan bath products from body wash, bar soap, bath bombs, and more.

Keep in mind that about 80% of their products are vegan, and the rest are vegetarian. But their vegan status can easily be found on the package of their products or on their website.

7. Every Man Jack

If you’re looking for a more “masculine” scent, then Every Man Jack is perfect for you. They have a wide range of over 28 body washes and soaps, so you have a ton of options to choose from.

Don’t forget to check for products containing beeswax or lanolin.

A Final Note

Which cruelty-free and vegan body wash from this list do you want to try? Do you have any other suggestions? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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