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Oleo Bodycare handmade vegan Ginger & Rosemary Soap
Oleo Bodycare Ginger & Rosemary Soap

What are the Benefits of Choosing Handmade Vegan Soap

Handmade vegan soaps are created without the use of any ingredients derived from animals, including animal by-products. Most handmade vegan soaps are both cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and vegan.

If you've ever thought about using handmade vegan soaps, many benefits should convince you.

Handmade vegan soaps are made with natural ingredients

Many handmade soaps (Oleo included) contain no animal fats, milk or honey products. The ingredients used are the main reason for opting for handcrafted vegan soaps, as a product is only as good as the ingredients it contains. Each bar of Oleo's soap begins with a special blend of nutrient-rich, skin-nourishing oils. Each soap is made by adding a variety of butters, herbs, seeds, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits and pure essential oils. These provide natural colour, aromatherapy, texture and gentle exfoliation.

Handmade vegan soap does not contain water, which generally means that no artificial preservative is needed. By choosing a vegan soap, you can be sure that it has been made with a multitude of beneficial ingredients.

Most mass-produced, commercial soaps contain parabens, petrochemicals, phosphorus, phthalates and triclosan which can irritate and dry the skin.

Olivia Chapman hand blending vegan soaps
The process of making handmade vegan soap

They are cruelty-free

No animals are involved in the creation or testing, thereby promoting kindness towards animals and contributing towards a safer world for them. Treating animals with compassion and care is a huge part of the Oleo Bodycare ethos.

Hand blended soaps are better moisturisers

Glycerin is a type of fat naturally found in plants. Glycerin, a precious and gentle emollient, is a humectant that draws moisture from the air to the skin creating a moisturising protective layer. It hydrates and keeps the skin soothed. Many synthetic soap producers remove the glycerin from their products to increase their shelf life. Oleo's soaps are made in small batches with materials found in nature. This results in a mild, rich, moisturising soap that feels creamy on your hands and the rest of your body. They offer a long-lasting lather and leave your skin clean, soft and healthy. 

Hand blended vegan soap displayed on a table with raw ingredients
Handmade Cucumber, Aloe & Lime Soap

They help to maintain a healthy skin

The skin is our body's largest organ and is porous and absorbent. How we treat our skin can have a major impact on our overall health as well as the look and feel of our skin.

Some people with sensitive skin don't really have sensitive skin at all. Their skin is simply reacting to some chemical irritant in their soap or other skincare product. Simple natural soaps tend to be more soothing for many skin types.

Everyone wants healthy skin and your skin is not keen on synthetic chemicals. Switching to the everyday use of handmade vegan soap is a good place to start. Your skin can tell the difference and will thank you.

Choose cruelty-free, vegan skincare products. Choose Oleo Bodycare.

Olivia, Oleo Bodycare Founder

Posted on February 7th 2023

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