Great Gift Ideas for a Vegan

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Do you have someone on your gift list or in your life who is a vegan? Are you familiar with exactly what product restrictions vegans have? Being vegan usually applies to more than just dietary restrictions. Here are answers to some of the most often asked questions about being vegan. For even more you can visit the Vegan Society website.

What is a vegan?

A vegan does not consume meat, dairy products, eggs, honey, or any product derived from an animal. A vegan diet can still be extremely varied by including vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, seeds, and fruits. Vegans can extend their lifestyle restrictions far beyond their diet. They don’t wear leather, fur, silk, or wool. They may refuse to use products that are made with animal ingredients and those that have been tested on animals.

What is the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?

A vegetarian will usually still consume products containing eggs, dairy and honey. A vegan will eliminate those from their diet or lifestyle.

How does being vegan impact skin care product choices?

Since vegans abstain from dairy and bee products that includes items such as goat’s milk soap and lip balm or lotion bars which are often made with beeswax. It would also include any soaps or products made with lard or tallow.

My own journey with vegan

About 5 months ago I decided to make a switch in my own diet and do a modified vegan diet. Emphasis on modified. I gave up eating meat other than seafood. I also gave up dairy other than butter. Also, I do still eat eggs and honey. (As I said; emphasis on modified.)

I chose this diet for health reasons. For some time, I had been having issues with both reflux and catarrh and I wanted to lose weight. I also wanted to choose a plan that I could stick to long term.

The good news is while I don’t have any miracle results, I do feel that I am succeeding on all fronts. My reflux has pretty much disappeared. The catarrh, while stile present is better and while the weight has not fallen off, I have lost about 10 pounds without feeling deprived in the least.

We make shopping vegan easy.

Here at Susan’s Soaps we don’t use lard or tallow or any animal fats in our products but we do have some products that are made with goat’s milk, honey and beeswax.

To make it easier not to make a misstep here is the short list of products to avoid:

  • Lotion Bars & Lip Balms because they have beeswax
  • Soaps made with Goat’s Milk and or Honey like Milk & Honey or Oatmeal & Honey or Rose Milk. But also including our Carrot Seed Complexion Bar and Frankincense & Myrrh Soap.
  • And that’s about it. We do have the ingredient list set out for you on each product page. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Shown below are just some of our products that you can safely gift to a vegan.

A few Vegan Soaps

Most of our soaps are vegan, so I am just presenting 6 of our most popular here. None of them have beeswax but just be sure to avoid any with honey or goat’s milk.

Vegan Shampoo

We offer both liquid shampoo and solid shampoo bars and both are vegan products. The solid shampoo bars are great for travel. Men in particular really like our shampoo bars because they make things so easy. One bar used head to toe!

Vegan Gift Ideas in Skin Care

We offer skin care products that work for both men and women. Shown below are just three of our vegan skin care products. You can browse the Body Care section in our site to find many more. Don’t forget to check the Gifts category for even more ideas.

Wrapping It Up

I believe one of the best ways to show someone you care is to make sure your gift will be something that shows you understand a least something of what is important to them.

If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of vegan life choices, you can read more here and here.

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