Help Me Choose: Vegan Skin Care

    Vegan Skin Care Products


    Natural Organic Herbal ShampooAt Chagrin Valley Soap we know that vegan skincare is an essential component of the vegan lifestyle. 

    Our vegan skincare products are made from ingredients that do not come from animals, animal-derived products, or animal by-products.

    Also, all of our natural soap, shampoo bars, and personal care products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

    At Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve:

    • we do NOT test our products on animals
    • we do NOT use ingredients tested on animals
    • we do NOT sell into markets that require animal testing

    Below you can browse our selection of handcrafted Vegan Skin and Hair Care Products. We have separated the products into the categories. 

    Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, you can also scan the ingredient list for each product.

    Use Our "Ingredient Preference Filter"

    If you are looking for one specific type of product like a soap or a lip balm, on the left side of any product collection page there are filters to help you narrow down your product search. Under "ingredient preference" you can search for "vegan" products. 

    Please double-check the ingredients on the product web pages, we sometimes change recipes!


    Vegan Soap



    Vegan Shampoo Bars


    Vegan Facial Skin Care

    ALL of the facial products in the following categories are Vegan:

    Vegan facial creams and scrubs are shown on the scroll bar below.


    Vegan Body Care & Aromatherapy

    ALL of the products in the following Bath & Body and Aromatherapy categories are Vegan:

    Vegan moisturizers and body scrubs are shown on the scroll bar below.

    Vegan Body Care & Aromatherapy



    Vegan Lip Balms


    Vegan Hair Care

    ALL of the products in the following hair care categories are Vegan:

    Vegan hair conditioners are shown on the scroll bar below.

    Vegan Hair Care





    Vegan for Men


    Vegan for Pets



    Vegan Bug Repellent

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Are Chagrin Valley Scrap Sacks?

    What is a Scrap Sack?

    A Scrap Sack includes ONE POUND of soap or shampoo bar odds and ends packaged in a recyclable kraft paper bag made from recycled paper.

    Your scrap bag will contain slivers, chunks, cracked bars, and odd size end pieces. Scents and colors may be faded and they may not be pretty, but you will get all the goodness of our all-natural handmade soap at real savings!


    What is a Scrap Sack Sale?

    Many years ago our customers asked if we could sell our soap scrap. So, at various times of the year, we package up our scraps. We have different types of scrap sack sales throughout the year depending on how much scrap is available.

    Although we will have over 1200 scrap sacks available, they will usually sell out within the first few hours. 


    When are the Scrap Sack Sales?

    We usually have scrap sack sales 2 to 3 times a year.

    The dates of our scrap sack sales will be announced in our newsletter. You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. 

    Please read the newsletter carefully to learn the Date and Time the Scrap Sack Sale begins.

    The cost for each One Pound Sack is $12.95 each

    Since we only have a limited number of scraps available from our soap and shampoo production and a large demand for scrap sacks, we have instituted the following measures to make this popular item available to more of our customers.

    • There is a limit of ONE (1) soap scrap sack AND ONE (1) shampoo scrap sack per order! (That is a total of 2 scrap sacks--one of each) *See Note above!

    • There are no rainchecks.

    • If you place additional orders for scrap sacks, they can NOT be combined to save shipping.

    • Scrap Sacks are only available online. No phone or email orders, please.

    • The shopping cart will not save scrap sacks. If you place some in your shopping cart and come back the next day--they may not be available when you check out!

    More Information About Scrap Sacks

    How Many Scrap Sacks Will Be For Sale?

    We offer our Scrap Sack sales when we have over 1000 scrap sack bags of soaps and shampoos available. As a result, there are no set dates throughout the year. These sales usually occur two or three times each year.**


    What is a Mini Scrap Sack Sale?

    Mini Scrap Sack sales occur periodically when we have a large collection of scrap from just a few soaps or shampoos. During these mini sales, there will be a large number of only a few varieties of soap and/or shampoo available.**

    **Usually, you are able to choose which type of soap or shampoo scrap bag you would like to purchase, however, sometimes we only have a few bags of individual soap or shampoo scrap so we have created Mystery Scraps Sacks.


    What is a Mystery Scrap Sack?

    • These Mystery Scrap Sacks still contain only one type of Soap or Shampoo
    • While each individual sack is labeled with the single type of soap or shampoo included, there is no way to choose one soap or another when ordering -- it is a mystery until you receive it.
    • We do not have a list of the soap sacks available and cannot provide this information via phone or email.
    • They have a discounted price that is less than the normal Scrap Sack price.


    In this short video, we share some snippets of how our one-pound scrap sacks come to be. Watch how we save our awesome soap "scrap" and package it especially for you. 


    How We Use Scraps

    • Great for Travel! When we travel I cut the slivers into pieces and pack them in a muslin bag. They keep my suitcase smelling wonderful and they are great for 1 to 2-time use in the bath or shower.

      • Everyone can bring their own favorites. No more mushy soap in a messy travel soap bar box and no more worries about liquids in your carry-on luggage!

    • Cut the slivers into pieces and carry them in your purse or car. Now you can wash your hands with our natural soap instead of the chemical-laden detergents in public restrooms.

    • Wet the slivers and stick one to another. Allow them to dry and you will create a big bar of soap or shampoo!

    • Make a drawer sachet or car deodorizer from scented soaps. Cut slivers into small pieces and place them in a muslin bag or tied cotton cloth.

    • Cut into pieces to make single-use soaps for camping or backpacking.

    • Place scraps in a soap sack to use in the tub or shower!

    Click here to see our nylon soap sacks

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    What Are Your Business Hours?

    Solon Factory Business Office

    Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:30pm EST
    Friday: 9:30am - 3:00pm EST

    During the Summer months, we may be closed on some Fridays!

    Whenever our business office is closed you can always place orders online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Business Office Phone: (440) 248-7627
    If the answering machine picks up during business hours, we are probably making soap... so please call again!

    If you have placed a pick-up order you will be contacted when it is available. Pick-up times are during our Solon Business Office hours of operation.

    Please see our calendar of closings for legal holidays

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    Will The Henna Natural Shampoo Bar Color My Hair?

    Will The Henna Natural Shampoo Bar Color My Hair?

    Natural Organic Henna Shampoo BarA henna paste applied directly to your hair will change the color of your hair. A henna shampoo bar will not.

    We used to make three different Henna Shampoo bars; Auburn, Chestnut, and Strawberry. The goal was that each type of bar would be helpful for different colors of hair.

    What we discovered from our own personal experience and customer feedback was that whether your hair was blonde, red or brown, the type of Henna Bar used made no difference in the highlights.

    Each bar produced the same results on every hair color.

    The feedback showed that these three bars helped . . .

    • enhance highlights and shine
    • condition hair
    • strengthen hair
    • enhance body and luster

    Many people think of henna as simply a hair coloring product, but henna is great for hair care. The purpose of a Henna Shampoo Bar is to get the advantage of henna's a natural deep conditioning as it seals in moisture and enhances body, luster, highlights, and softness.

    A Note For Those with Very Light or Colored Hair

    Our henna shampoo bars are not strong like a pure henna paste treatment.

    We have had a number of people with light hair and dyed hair use our henna bars without any problems.

    That being said, all hair and hair dye is not created to be safe, try a test strand before using on your whole head.

    For more detail about Henna please read our blog, "Henna Shampoo Bars."

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    Is Hand Sanitizer as Effective as Natural Soap and Water?

    Natural Organic Hand Sanitizer LavenderWhen you are on the go and soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand rubs and sprays that contain greater than 60% alcohol can be effective if used properly.

    While a hand sanitizer is useful in a pinch, it can fail under certain conditions.

    Hand sanitizers kill germs but they do not clean dirty hands. Hand sanitizers work best when hands are generally clean and not heavily soiled or greasy.

    If hands are wet or sweaty the water can dilute the sanitizer and reduce the effectiveness. Also, if hands are dirty or sticky, the sanitizer will not clean your hands of excess oil or grease to which viruses can also adhere.

    "Alcohol is pretty effective at killing germs, but it doesn't wash away stuff," says Dr. William Schaffner.

    According to the CDC, "There are important differences between washing hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer. Soap and water work to remove all types of germs from hands, while sanitizer acts by killing certain germs on the skin.

    Although alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs in many situations, they should be used in the right situations. Soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizers at removing certain kinds of germs like norovirus, Cryptosporidium, and Clostridioides difficile, as well as chemicals."

    That said, the CDC recommends using hand sanitizer as a first choice in certain situations such as visiting someone in a hospital or nursing home or when interacting with people who have a weakened immune system. Also when going in and out of stores, doctor visits, etc., a spray of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer on your way in and out decreases the chance of introducing a disease-causing bug or leaving with one.

    Not all hand sanitizers are created equal

    To kill most disease-causing germs, the CDC recommends a sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol. Beware of "sanitizers," sprays or wipes on the market that contain less than 60% or even contain no alcohol at all.

    Any product containing less than 60% alcohol may not work as well “for many types of germs,” and could “merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright,” the CDC says. There is also some concern that alcohol-based "hand sanitizers" or hand rubs with low alcohol content may actually lead to germ resistance.

    Baby wipes will not work, antibacterial wipes will NOT kill viruses, and, NO, neither will your bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey or Tito's Vodka since they are only about 40% ethanol!

    You may also find many hand sanitizers that contain benzalkonium chloride as the active ingredient instead of alcohol. These products, however, are not recommended by the CDC, since “available evidence indicates benzalkonium chloride has less reliable activity against certain bacteria and viruses” compared to alcohol-based sanitizers.

    How To Use a Hand Sanitizer

    Hand sanitizer works best when used correctly.

    A hand sanitizer is ineffective if too little is applied or it is wiped off before it has dried completely

    Just putting a little dollop in the palm of your hand and wiping quickly isn't good enough, says Dr. William Schaffner.

    "You've got to use enough and get it all over the surfaces. Rub it all over your hands, between your fingers and on the back of your hands."

    • Apply the recommended amount to the palm of your hand.
    • Make sure to cover the entire surface of both hands and distribute the sanitizer all over, paying special attention to the fingertips
    • Rub your hands together until they feel dry (this should take around 20 seconds).
    • Do NOT rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it’s dry; it may not work well against germs.
    • The picture below is courtesy of the World Health Organization
    Hand sanitizer precautions

    Keep away from small children! Hand sanitizers can be toxic when ingested, especially by children. “Drinking only a small amount” can cause alcohol poisoning in kids, according to the FDA. If you or your child ingests hand sanitizer, call the poison control center or a medical professional immediately.

    Do not get hand sanitizers in your eyes.

    Hand sanitizer is also flammable. Though the CDC says that the incidence of fires due to alcohol-based hand sanitizer is “very low,” store hand sanitizer in a safe manner away from flames.

    If you are concerned about sensitivity do a patch test before using.

    Cleaning products are not a substitute for hand sanitizer

    Disinfectant sprays and antibacterial cleaning wipes should not be used as stand-ins for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Antibacterial wipes do NOT kill viruses and these products are meant for “hard, nonporous surfaces,” not human skin, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    View related natural skin care blogs

    Simple Soap Can Help Decrease The Spread of Viruses

    Antibacterial Soap: More Harm Than Good

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    People with severe allergies—please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.

    Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft is not responsible for any individual reaction to any particular ingredient. Each product description on our website includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product. In case you are in doubt always try an allergy patch test and if at any time irritation occurs, discontinue use of the product.

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