S2, at the age of 11, has become an animal rights activist. He gave up meat a while ago and, even though he loves it, he refuses to touch it. Fortunately, he will eat fish, because "fish don't have feelings."
Yesterday he told me that the bar soaps we use contain an animal product. He also checked the liquid soaps that we have, and only one of them was free of animal products. I told him that I would try to find substitutes. Right now, he is running to the downstairs powder room every time he needs to use the bathroom so that he can wash his hands with the animal-free liquid soap.
I have used Dove soap for many years, because other soaps irritate my skin. I even used it on my face until about 2 years ago, when a dermatologist recommended a "beautifying" face wash. My husband will only use Ivory, because he believes that other soaps irritate his skin.
Any recommendations for mild, animal-free bar and liquid soaps?