Mountain Girl Vegan Soaps
I’ve absolutely always loved handmade soaps. There’s just something special about buying handmade rather than that same ol’ store-bought bar every time. With handmade, you can buy soap that’s more than just a means to get clean; it’s art! Each batch is unique and sometimes you can even help the soaper create new scent combinations through their blog, Twitter, Facebook, or store contests. But the thing is, a lot of handmade soaps, or soaps in general, aren’t vegan. Many soaps have animal-derived bases, and in the name of creativity, soapers often blend in milks, honey, chemicals, or dyes. So when Naomi of Mountain Girl Soaps contacted me about reviewing her all-vegan soaps, I was so excited!
Naomi kindly sent me four bars to try: Blackberry Sage, Red Currant, Papaya Nectar, and Coconut Lemongrass. When I began sniffing through the bars, Red Currant was my instant favorite, but they all smell amazing! And they’re just beautiful. Some people may think I’m crazy for finding beauty in hand-crafted soap, but I definitely do. Plus, all of Mountain Girl Soap‘s products are vegan certified and “never contain chemical preservatives, synthetic pigments, dyes, detergents, fillers, solidifiers, solvents, synthetic softeners, anti-caking agents, animal-derived ingredients, animal by-products, ingredients tested on animals, beeswax, egg, emu oil, fish oil, honey, lanolin, lard, milk, suet or tallow.” When I was browsing their products, I also noticed a few vegan lip balms available! Vegan lip balm is such a great find!
I personally like to cut off little slices of my soaps at a time, so I can try the different scents without getting the whole bar slimy in the shower all at once. And this way I’m not ending up with a soap buffet on my limited shelf space. Do any of you do that too or am I just weird? I’m so glad I got to try these soaps; they’re just lovely. They’re well-scented, lather great, don’t dry out my skin, and are 100% cruelty free. If you’re in the market for beautiful handmade vegan soaps, definitely check out Mountain Girl Soaps!
What are your favorite vegan soaps? Do you prefer handmade?