Body scrubs or body exfoliators are designed to soften the skin by buffing away dead skin cells. Typically a combination of scrubbing particles and oils, body scrubs both exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Body scrubs are also great for preparing the skin for shaving.
Not all body scrubs are vegan as many scrubs include honey or beeswax from honeybees. Luckily, honey and beeswax are easily replaced by plant-based oils and waxes. Scrubbing particles, most commonly salt, sugar, or pumice, are vegan-friendly by default.
We’ve listed the top vegan body scrubs right now. These vegan body exfoliators helps renew the skin in a natural way thanks to plant-based and cruelty-free ingredients.
Best Vegan Body Scrubs
These body scrubs are all vegan and cruelty-free.
- Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub
- Osea Salts Of The Earth Body Scrub
- Kopari Beauty Exfoliating Crush Scrub
- Ouai St. Barts Scalp And Body Scrub
- Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Body Scrub
- Herbivore Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub
- Isle of Paradise Confidently Clear Body Polish
- First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub
- Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- Bare Botanics Lemon Orange Salt Scrub
Frank Body’s Cacao Coffee Scrub is the best vegan body scrub. It’s like delicious vegan chocolate for your skin. Made with organic cacao, roasted coffee grinds, and macadamia oil, this natural vegan scrub makes the skin so soft. It helps chaff off dead skin without being abrasive.
- What we like: skin feels silky soft, delicious scent
- What we don’t like: messy to use
Key ingredients: organic cacao extract, coffee grinds, macadamia oil, sweet almond oil | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, organic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, mineral oil-free | Average rating: 4.8/5 | Price: $19.95 (7.05 oz)
Osea Salts Of The Earth is our favorite vegan salt scrub. This luxury vegan body scrub uses mineral salts to renew and polish the skin. Meanwhile, seaweed and shea butter nourish and moisturize the skin. The scrub helps fight cellulite and makes the skin really smooth.
- What we like: makes the skin very smooth
- What we don’t like: it’s expensive
Key ingredients: himalayan sea salt, red hawaiian sea salt, olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, gigartina seaweed | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, organic, paraben-free, petrochemical-free, sulfate-free | Average rating: 4.8/5 | Price: $48 (12 oz)
We also love Kopari’s organic vegan body scrub. This scrub features very fine Tahitian coconut shells and brown sugar to buff away rough and dull skin. Organic coconut oil and aloe vera hydrate the skin. It smells so good and gives you silky soft baby skin.
- What we like: very softening, good hydration
- What we don’t like: not strong enough for rough skin
Key ingredients: brown sugar, coconut shells, coconut oil, aloe vera | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, organic, sustainably sourced ingredients, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, non-GMO, gluten-free | Average rating: 4.8/5 | Price: $39 (8 oz)
The bestselling St. Barts Scalp And Body Scrub is a fantastic multitasker. This vegan sugar scrub has very fine grains to gently exfoliate the skin and scalp. It improves blood flow and intensly moisturizes the skin with coconut oil. Our of all scrubs, this one is the best moisturizer.
- What we like: very moisturizing scrub, fine particles
- What we don’t like: makes the hair quite greasy as a scalp scrub
Key ingredients: sugar, coconut oil, panthenol, vegan glycerin | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, silicone-free, SLS-free, SLES-free, gluten-free | Average rating: 4.7/5 | Price: $40 (8.8 oz)
The Bom Dia Body Scrub is a potent vegan body exfoliator. It’s rich in chemical AHAs and BHAs that melt away dead skin cells. On top of that, it uses crushed maracuja seeds to really soften and smooth out rough skin. The skin is much tighter and smoother after this scrub.
- What we like: tightens the skin, helps clarify body acne
- What we don’t like: smell can be too intense for some
Key ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, maracuja fruit seeds| Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, sustainably sourced ingredients | Average rating: 4.6 | Price: $42 (7.8 oz)
Herbivore Coco Rose Body Scrub is a beautiful blend of pink clay, organic virgin coconut oil, sugar, shea butter, and Moroccoan rose. It’s a natural vegan treatment mask for your body. It exfoliates while being very gentle on the skin. We also love its soft and soothing rosy scent.
- What we like: gentle and soothing scrub, very wholesome
- What we don’t like: not strong enough for very rough skin
Key ingredients: pink clay, organic virgin coconut oil, sugar, shea butter, Moroccoan rose| Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, organic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, synthetic fragrance-free, synthetic dye-free, filler-free sustainable glass packaging | Average rating: 4.2 | Price: $40 (8 oz)
Isle of Paradise has our favorite clarifying vegan body scrub. It’s packed with non-abrasive acids such as glycolic and mandelic acid that renew the skin and clear congestions. The cream-to-foam polish makes the skin smooth and shiny. It also hydrates the skin with hyaluronic acid.
- What we like: creamy foam texture, lovely strawberry scent
- What we don’t like: not abrasive enough for rough areas
Key ingredients: glycolic acid, mandelic acid, polyglutamic acid, hyaluronic acid, sweet almond oil, carrot seed oil | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free | Average rating: 4.8 | Price: $28 (7.77 oz)
First Aid Beauty has the best vegan body scrub for keratosis pilaris – the tiny pumps on legs and arms caused by blocked hair follicles. It uses glycolic and lactic acids with pumice to smooth out the pumps and improve cell renewal and blood flow. I also love to use this before shaving.
- What we like: best for keratosis pilaris and ingrown hairs
- What we don’t like: it runs out quite fast
Key ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, pumice beads, bisabolol | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, nano-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free | Average rating: 4.3 | Price: $30 (8 oz)
Brooklyn Botany’s Brown Sugar Scrub is the best affordable vegan body scrub. It’s quite abrasive so we wouldn’t use it on the face but it’s excellent for chaffing away roughened skin and dry patches. The scrub smells yummie, just like brown sugar. It’s also very rich in oils.
- What we like: affordable price, simple sugar scrub
- What we don’t like: it’s very oily (be careful not to slip under shower)
Key ingredients: brown sugar, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, paraben-free, sulfate-free, made in the USA | Average rating: 4.2/5 | Price: $9.99 (10 oz)
Bare Botanics Lemon Orange Scrub is perfect for you if you’re looking for a simple organic vegan scrub. It’s citrusy and refreshing and packed with nourishing oils such as argan oil and avocado oil. It’s made in small batches in Madison and comes with a tiny wooden spoon.
This body scrub is so natural, it includes only 10 ingredients, all of which are natural. PS their unscented vegan body scrub is also the best vegan body scrub for sensitive skin.
- What we like: refreshing scrub, natural ingredients
- What we don’t like: it’s quite greasy
Key ingredients: sea salt, argan oil, avocado oil, lemon and orange essential oils | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, natural, organic, paraben-free, chemical-free, preservative-free, dye-free, made in the USA in small batches | Average rating: 4.4/5 | Price: $32.95 (24 oz)
Main image: courtesy of Frank Body