7 Gift Ideas For Vegans – Best Products Reviewed From iHerb

9 gift ideas for vegans - best products reviewed from iherb

Strong with Plants paid the full price for these items. These 7 vegan products’ reviews are genuine and reviewed personally. Not a sponsored post.

I am obsessed with products and food that are ethical. These 7 vegan products are free from nasty chemicals, organic, eco-friendly and of course cruelty-free. Despite the nature of my lifestyle as a full-time traveller, regardless of where in the world I am, I always try to look for products that are compatible with my lifestyle.

I love trying and experimenting with vegan products and finding out what works for me and what doesn’t. During the Covid pandemic, we spent a lot more time in one country than we usually do. That country happened to be South Korea.

Likely, my husband realised that iHerb, a website that we had been using in the UK can deliver to South Korea, Hooray!  It became my favourite site for the duration of our stay in Korea. I use this site for ordering vegan products: skincare, body care, makeup, toiletries and even chocolate! (This is for another day).

I have been trying quite a few products for personal use that I will be sharing with you giving my honest opinion. You can decide for yourself if these 7 gift ideas products are for you or your loved ones.

7 gift ideas for vegans. Best products reviewed from iHerb used and reviewed personally.

1. Dr. Woods Pure Castile Soap – Almond

Dr. Bronner's soaps
Almond – castle soap

I have been using Dr. Bronner’s soaps in the past and I love them. I was looking for a quality alternative and came across Dr. Woods’s soaps.

What made me choose this soap?

This Dr Woods Pure Castile Soap is perfect for people with:

  • Psoriasis
  • Sensitive Skin

I have sensitive skin that gets easily irritated when I use shower gels or soaps with harsh chemicals in them. What attracted me to this soap is that it is vegetable-based, contains olive oil and has no animal products. It is also biodegradable which could be perfect for camping and it’s versatile and suits a nomadic lifestyle. The soap is quite mild and does not contain any harsh ingredients. It is very gentle, it’s natural with a sweet and not overpowering almond aroma.

I have been using it for a few months now and my skin feels moisturised, clean and most importantly not irritated. The soap rinses completely without leaving residue.

From time to time, I use this soap on my face and I have got a pretty good result. My face felt soft without dryness.

I am only dissatisfied by the lack of lather and because of that, I feel the need to use it more. Then again, if you have delicate skin, it’s better to have products with minimal lather which means they are natural without harsh chemicals in them. Usually, products with a lot of lather have foaming agents that could irritate the skin.

I found out that Castile soaps can be used for washing hair, for a household all-purpose cleaning, adding in laundry soaps and because it’s so gentle it can be used to wash pets. I have only tried it on myself.

It does its job and I am certainly happy with the result.

2. Jason Sea Fresh Anti-plaque & Strengthening Toothpaste

Jason sea fresh anti-plaque & strengthening toothpaste
Jason – sea fresh toothpaste

This toothpaste claims that it prevents tartar and strengthens the teeth. But one thing I’m sure about is that my teeth look and feel squeaky clean. This toothpaste is fluoride and SLS-free, and it has no toxic ingredients. Also, a little goes a long way so it’s an excellent purchase.
Because my teeth are sensitive, I can’t use kinds of toothpaste that are not suitable for sensitive teeth. But this toothpaste has been gentle on my teeth. Since I started using it, I haven’t been complaining about the sensitivity of my teeth. So, this works for me and I will surely continue using it.

3. Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash

Desert essence thoroughly clean face wash
Desert essence face wash

This is another product that I love. I use this face wash every morning and night as it cleans my skin very well without drying it out. All the ingredients in it are chemical-free and are gentle to my skin. It also contains natural organic oils which help to refresh and smooth my skin.
This product lasts a long time because a small amount is enough for my entire face. I have a combination skin type, and I find it works great for me. My skin is prone to irritation however since I started using this face wash, I haven’t experienced any.
My only minor complaint is that it contains a tea tree that can sting your eyes if applied too close to them. The stinging immediately goes away after thoroughly washing it off.

4. Deep Steep Therapeutic Foot Cream – Candy Mint

Deep steep therapeutic foot cream - candy mint
Deep Steep Therapeutic Foot Cream – Candy Mint

The best foot cream ever! My husband loves this product too. Using this before bedtime has become a part of our routine.
This cream gives an immediate cooling feeling to the feet that we both love. The smell is refreshing but sweet candy-like, not pungent and very pleasant. I also love how it softens my feet perfectly with its rich texture. Despite the lush texture, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

5. Sukin Hydrating Conditioner

Sukin hydrating conditioner
Sukin hydrating conditioner – paraben free

This conditioner is gentle enough to use every day although I only use it 2 to 3 times per week. It works well with my dry hair despite super hard water.

Container-wise, I think it’s easy to use and the bottle will last you a long time. I even have got a bit left. The consistency is just right, and it doesn’t leave any oily substance. My hair always feels light, soft and shiny after I use this conditioner.

6. Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion – Signature and Sensitive

Sukin hydrating body lotion - signature and sensitive
Sukin hydrating body lotion – signature and sensitive soothing body lotion

These body lotions have beautiful natural ingredients. I initially purchased a hydrating body lotion and was very happy with it so I decided to repurchase and also bought another one, a soothing body lotion for sensitive skin types. I like to use the lotion for sensitive skin at night because of its mild natural aroma while the hydrating lotion I use during the day.

Both have the same feeling on my skin – hydrating and soothing. Very true to their names. My skin absorbs these lotions without the oily feeling. The smell is subtle and mild.
Worth the purchase.

7. UpCIRCLE Eye Cream With Maple And Coffee Extract

Upcircle eye cream with maple and coffee extract
Upcircle eye cream with maple and coffee extract

This is also my second purchase of this brilliant eye cream. I only need a pea-sized amount every time I use this and it’s enough to smooth my under-eye areas. It is absorbed easily by the skin without a heavy feeling and does not irritate the skin around the eyes.

I love vegan products that smell like coffee like this eye cream. It comes with a pump which makes it very easy to use and apply. Even with daily use, my first bottle lasted me a while before repurchasing.
This eye cream become a part of my morning routine. It comes in a glass jar, which is one of the reasons why I love it. It’s the best sustainable alternative and it has recyclable packaging which is important for our environment.

Note: Referral codes were used. All tested by myself. The products have been fully paid forNot sponsored by iHerb or the manufacturers.

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About the Author

<a href="https://strongwithplants.com/author/inga/" target="_self">Inga K</a>

Inga K

Inga became vegan in March 2018. After a series of documentaries that hit hard, she and her husband switched to a plant-based diet within a week and vegan soon after.Inga has a UK Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition.

Strongwithplants.com is a blog for anyone who strives for a healthy and happy life. We share 100% plant-based (and often healthy and oil-free) recipes and give you the best tips on finding vegan local food whilst travelling and living a plant-based lifestyle focusing on good health and spiritual wellbeing.

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  1. Carrie

    Great list! I will definitely have to give some of these products a try, especially the face wash!

  2. Erica

    Thank you for sharing these products, I look forward to trying some!

  3. Meghan

    These sound like amazing, products. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m most definitely going to try that toothpaste! 🙂

  4. Brava S Reitumetse

    This is a good list, and it’s great to see products like eye cream and foot cream that are vegan. Cool!

  5. April @dreaminginfrenchblog

    These are great vegan gift ideas! I particularly like the eye cream and body lotion. I might just buy them for myself instead lol

  6. Rap

    I was planning to try on vegan products but I don’t know which ones to get first. Thank you for this! Very helpful!

  7. Ma Flor

    Love the eye cream! Ok I will definitely purchase some of this! Thank u xx

  8. Katrina

    This is a really great list! I’d love to try those skincare options.

  9. hailey

    wow I love these ideas! I am new to the vegan world so this is super helpful. Thank you.

  10. Kemkem

    These are absolutely wonderful gift ideas. I love Castile soap :-).

  11. Adriane

    What a great list! We have relatives who are vegan. I am always unsure if products are safe to gift them.


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