What is a vegan soap?

April 6, 2016

What's the difference between an average soap and a vegan soap? Here's a quick explanation:

Lots of modern cosmetics contain fatty acids, like triglyceride, which are derived from animals. Tallow, lard and suet are all types of animal fat that are rendered down and used as the primary fat in traditional soaps because they're cheap and create a rich, creamy lather. Soaps that contain animal fats also have a harder texture, last a long time and are quick to set.

Vegan friendly soaps don't contain animal fats or byproducts like lanolin, milk or honey. They also have a lighter texture and gentler cleansing effect on the skin because they're made with natural plant-based ingredients, such as palm oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil. Our soaps are made with Shea Butter (a natural fat derived from the nut of the African Karite tree), Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil and Jojoba Oil, which boast a variety of nourishing properties that cleanse, moisturise and protect the skin.

Perfect for vegan mamas and vegetarians, Shea Mooti soaps are rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E that lend the skin a gorgeous, radiant glow. Plus, there's an unscented variety available too for mums and babies who have skin sensitivities to fragrances!

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