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#5for5: Shopping for Sensational Soap

Taking care of yourself is important, but so is taking care of our planet. So often name brand soap uses harmful chemicals as well as employing cruel and unnecessary animal testing procedures in development of their products and ingredients.

Here are a few great places we found to purchase cruelty-free soaps in the Lower Mainland:

ENCHANTED MEADOW

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Zen Garden Collection | FB: enchantedmeadowessentials

Founded in Vancouver 36 years ago, Enchanted Meadow is a company that creates ecofriendly natural care products. They manufacture products on location, and all their goods go under high standards for purity, and efficacy. They formulate ingredients from essential oils to herbal extracts.

KAMA SOAP

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Flowers ‘n’ Spice soap rope | FB: KamaNaturalSoap

From the Gulf Islands, Kama Soap is a vegan soap shop that takes orders online and has pop-up stores in many cities in Canada. In Vancouver, buy their products at Folkart Interiors on West 10th Avenue, a store that stocks everything from vintage furniture to antiques to fun folk-art.

THE SOAP DISPENSARY

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Japan Soaps | IG: @thesoapdispensary

Since 2011, the Soap Dispensary prides itself in being Vancouver’s first refill shop specializing in premium soaps, personal care products, and more. The best part? You can bring your own container to use, or purchase a reusable container from them. Their products are biodegradable and selected for minimal impact on the environment as well as our health.

SOGA SOAP

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Prairie Sunset soap | IG: @sogasoap

SoGa Soap is a proudly Canadian, 100% vegan, and certified crueltyfree shop that sells soaps, bath bombs, mineral salts, lotions, and much more. They are based out in two locations: Vancouver, BC and Winnipeg, MB. The rise of SOGA soap began when the owner suffered from poor kidney function which resulted in extremely dry skin, and in that was a solution: handmade soap.

VOYAGEUR SOAP AND CANDLE

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Natural Soap Stacker | IG: @VoyagerSoap

Keeping it on the West Coast, Voyageur Soap and Candle is a store located in Surrey. Operating for over 20 years, they offer wholesale, and retail customers with raw ingredients, packaging, recipes, and educational classes on bath, skin care products, and much more! So if you are interested in not only cruelty-free soaps, you can now also come down to their store, and learn how to make it yourself (how great is that!).

Handcrafted soaps bring beauty to your bathroom and gentle cleansing for your skin. Buy one or a dozen and gift them to your besties!

 

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