Voodoo Lather

Meet V is For Voodoo's line of Loa inspired, cold processed, sustainable, cruelty free, vegan, all natural soap.
Wow, that's a mouthful!

The magic of Voodoo Lathers:

They have cleansing, soothing and nourishing powers.

They do not expose you to chemicals.

They provide a connection with nature and the energies around us.

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PURIFY
Unscented

Marie Laveau
UPLIFT
Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Bergamot, Clove, Cassia

Erzulie Freda
PAMPER
Lavender, Palma Rosa, Ho Wood, Litsea Cubeba, Amyris, Ylang Ylang, Melissa

Papa Legba
CLARITY
Lemongrass, Basil, Fir, Clary Sage, Frankincense

Maman Brigitte COMFORT
Coriander, Allspice, Patchouli, Dill, Thyme, Anise

Simbi Anpaka
PROTECT
Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Benzoin, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Pine

Baron Samedi INVIGORATE
Rosemary, Black Pepper, Parsley, Carrot Seed, Cedar-wood, Galbanum, Vetivert

Bundle and save with our new mix and match sets.

Explore your options with more than one or stock up on your favorite Lather.

The Power of Three

Mix and match three essential Lathers.

$24

The Five Elements

Mix and match five of your favorites

$38

The Seven Wonders

Stock up or get a complete set of Lathers.

$51

Magical ingredients create magical products!

Voodoo Lather, our all natural vegan soaps, combine plants and magic. We harnessed some serious plant power to produce our vegan soaps. A background in both aromatherapy and beauty dictated the formulas. We choose only the best plant ingredients. Voodoo Lathers are nourishing and balancing to your skin. They are highly cleansing yet very gentle. Try them today. Your skin will notice the difference!


Find out what goes in to our vegan Lathers. The quality ingredients are why they're so amazing! V is For Voodoo is very committed to the education of our consumers. Everybody has the right to know what is going on their body. It is important to know what should or should not go on your skin.

So what is in the Voodoo Lathers and ... Why 

This is water. We used distilled water. Still it is not that exciting or interesting. Water mixed with lye sets off the chemical reaction that makes soap
Coconut oil is made up of linoleic and lauric acid. It has the power to soothe irritated skin. Research finds that coconut oil is anti-inflammatory. It can help stop damage caused by free radicals. It can even and prevent infections. Did you know it is antimicrobial? This means coconut oil is a good choice for acne prone or mature skin. Coconut also goes well with rum.
Olive oil has been used for thousands of years in skin care. Occasionally the ancients sometimes know some things! Rich in vitamins A, D, K and E, antioxidants, and fatty acids olive oil packs a punch. In other words there are lots of things in olive oil your skin loves! Olive oil is also very good at helping skin retain moisture. Retention is very important.

Sunflower oil has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D, E. It also has minerals like calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. I did mention that plants make powerfully good  stuff right? Sunflower Oil is a regenerative skin softener and conditioner. It is good for moisturizing all skin types. Sunflower oil is not too greasy for oily skin and not too light for dry skin. It’s the baby bear of carrier oils. It’s just right.

Sal butter comes from the Sal tree. Surprised? It is a very popular skin care ingredient in India. It is highly underused here. Sal butter is a great source of stearic and oleic acids. These help skin stay healthy and youthful. Sal butter also contains terpene alcohols. These have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sal butter has a neutral scent and creamy texture. Sal butter leaves your skin velvety, smooth. It is by far my favorite carrier of all time.
Shea Butter's vital components are Oleic acid, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Linoleic acid, and Vitamins A, E, and F. That is a mouthful. This combination helps neutralize free radical damage. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Some say it can even fade age spots. It also stimulates collagen production. Shea butter is overall pretty damn awesome!
This is lye. Lye is a nasty bastard. Soap, however, is the product of a chemical reaction between lye and water. The reaction is called saponification. This reaction occurs between fat and lye. All soap is made with lye. There are no exceptions. So how can you say Lathers are chemical free? After saponification there is no lye left in the soap. Soaps that don't list lye as an ingredient might say made with saponified oils. . . which means lye was used. They may also list water and glycerine in the ingredients. This is the byproduct of lye reacting to fat. . . which also means lye was used. Since no lye remains in the soap there is no harm no foul either way you label it. I just prefer to call a spade a spade.
Hemp oil contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has vitamins B, D, and other nutritional antioxidants. Hemp oil moisturizes without clogging your pores. Hemp oil also balances out oily skin. It also regulates skin’s oil production. Hemp oil also calms inflammation and irritation skin. We all knew hemp was a badass. Now you know why.
Each Lather has its own blend of pure essential oils based on a Voodoo Loa. More on that later. Only essential oils are used. No fragrance oils or substitutions are used. . ever. Fragrance oils do not have the beneficial phytochemicals in them that essential oils contain. Those phytochemicals are why essential oils are effective on our mind and body. Something that just smells like lavender does not have the same effect as actual lavender.
All Lathers have an exfoliant in them. This invigorates, smoothes, and softens the skin. It’s exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells. We all know this. Some Lathers contain Pumice, which is a natural exfoliant. Other Lathers contain coffee grounds. Coffee is an antioxidant. It really just depended on the Loas preference.
What? Lagniappe is a Spanish word the Creole language adopted that means "a little something extra". It's like a bonus. Each Lather has a little langiappe. Most of the Lathers contain Kaolin Clay, a lightly exfoliating and balancing agent. The Loa of the dead, Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte both contain Activated charcoal. This is a deeply penetrative cleanser that gives skin a smooth and even tone.
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THAT'S IT!!

As you can see, these are all natural vegan soaps. There are no harmful or synthetic ingredients in Voodoo Lathers. There is no filler. They do not need added fillers or chemicals to make them white, or more bubbly. They don't even need pigments, synthetic or natural, to make them prettier. The plant butters and plant oils used are beautiful enough on their own. 


Voodoo Lather vegan soaps are high quality products made from high quality ingredients. If you want to reduce your chemical exposure, Lathers will serve you. If you are having a tough time finding a product that soothes your skin, Lathers will not let you down. If you want to connect with nature and the energies around us, these all natural vegan Lathers are for you! In other words, you cannot go wrong with Voodoo Lather.


Remember that what goes onto your skin is just as important as what goes into your mouth.

Remember that what goes onto your skin is just as important as what goes into your mouth.

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So what's with the Voodoo thing?

Voodoo is a religion that originates in Africa. In the Americas it is a combination of various African, Catholic and Native American traditions. There are people that practice Voodoo all around the world.

Voodoo is an oral tradition. It has no scripture or central dogma. It centers around community and service. It celebrates individual experience, empowerment and responsibility.

Let's talk Loas!

Loas (also spelled Lwa) are the spirits of Voodoo. Everything in Voodoo has a spirit. There are over 1,000 of them! The Loa are powerful forces in the universe. Ceremonies in Voodoo honor them. Ceremonies are how practitioners communicate and form a relationship with the Loa.

Loas can be powerful allies in life. They connect us to our ancestors and can lead us to our ultimate purpose. Each Loa has his or her own distinct personality, likes, and dislikes. Each one has their own ceremony rites and music.

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How does all natural vegan soap and Loas meet?

Follow me here. On one hand, Loas speak to us on a deep and meaningful level. They illustrate archetypes that fall into  our collective unconscious. On the other hand, we have scent. Scent is the number one sense tied to memory. Scent also communicates to us on a very deep and meaningful level. To me, smashing the two together makes sense. Anyone? Just me? Ok, lets put it another way. Combining scent and universal archetypes to communicate universal truths to us is very powerful. Plus, Loas are fun and the combination was a badass product. So . . .why not?


I would also like to bring attention to Voodoo as a religion. It is a rich and wonderful tradition that has been demonized in popular culture. Pop culture? Hell this demonization began during slavery when the African religions became illegal. Fear was sown around anything to do with African culture. This fear heightened in the late 1700's as news about the Haitian Revolution began to arrive in the States. Unfortunately, this fear continues to this day.


The reality is Voodooists are extremely service and community driven. Protection is key in New Orleans Voodoo. Practitioners of Voodoo believe that you get back what you put forward. Practitioners do a lot of good in their communities. Voodoo is a tradition to celebrate, not fear.

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You may also be interested in our Voodoo Goo. Our all natural salves are deeply nourishing!

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You may also be interested in Voodoo Aromatics. These essential oil roll-ons provide magic you can carry in your pocket!

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