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The Right to Shower is a Vegan Soap Line That Fights Homelessness

The Right to Shower is a soap line with a mission to end homelessness. This vegan, cruelty-free soap line donates 100 percent of its profits to human rights organization Lava Mae, which provides hygiene stations to 550,000 people across the United States who are living without homes. Their products are made with natural cleansers, recycled packaging, and organic ingredients. The bar soaps and liquid body washes come in four varieties: Dignity, Hope, Joy, and Strength. They smell great and feel wonderful on your body. Continue reading [...]

Cherish Yourself With Shedavi’s Vegan Hair Care Products

High-end, plant-based hair care can't get much more elegant than Shedavi. This company's offerings have a tantalizing visual appeal. The sensual, curving bottles and gold labels are temptingly elegant. What's inside the packaging is even better - all-vegan, holistic, ethically sustainable products. Founder Elizabeth Davis is justifiably proud of her untiring efforts to create a line that nourishes your tresses in every possible way. She started making the products for her own hair, and was stunned by the results. Now her own mane is lush and beautiful. Yours can be, as well. Continue reading [...]

Cascadia Soapery Makes Vegan Body Care Products for Hotels. Also Available at Select Online Outlets!

We enjoy staying at hotels, but are often underwhelmed by the various toiletry selections. However, on a recent excursion to a Red Lion Inn in Portland, Oregon, we were delighted to discover an assortment of vegan body care products inside our room. These offerings were made available by Cascadia Soapery, a vegan body care line based in the Pacific Northwest's Cascade mountain region. We've tried all of their products, and love them. Continue reading [...]

Earthly Body: An All-Vegan Body Care Company That Gives Back to the Community

Earthly Body is on a mission to heal the earth. This socially conscious, vegan company specializes in hemp products, but there is so much more to them than that! Founders and philanthropists Kevin and Mare Wachs created the Get Together Foundation, a volunteer-run non-profit organization that gives 100 percent of their donations back into the community. They have hosted many benefits for such causes as Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firemen’s Fund, Acres4life, Spark of Love, and Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation, Ahead With Horses, Music To Heal, Paw Parent, Reach-ability Foundation, Rock The Classroom, U.C.A.A.N., and Youth Sports Leagues. This company really walks their talk. Continue reading [...]

Nature Inspired Botanics Nurtures Every Part of Your Body With Their (Mostly) Vegan Products

We recently discovered Nature Inspired Botanics at our local supermarket, and were thrilled to discover that their affordable body care products are cruelty-free and mostly vegan! A few of them contain beeswax, but their vegan items are clearly labeled. This UK-based line is available in stores across the US, as well as through mail order. Their offerings are formulated with plant extracts, as well as natural, organic ingredients. The company has existed since 1995, creating products to suit their customers' every whim and need. Continue reading [...]

Shea Moisture: Natural, Vegetarian Hair and Body Products Since 1912

Shea Moisture has stood the test of time. This vegetarian, cruelty-free hair and body care company has existed since 1912. Their extensive product line was specifically formulated to suit the needs of the African-American community, but can be used by anyone, with stellar results. We're delighted by Shea Moisture's large volume of offerings, as well as their super-reasonable prices. Most of the products utilize the healing power of shea butter, which both moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Shea butter smells fantastic, and its aroma will linger pleasantly for hours after you use it. Continue reading [...]

Purezero: Vegan Hair Care Products on a Budget

Vegan hair care products have been coming on strong during the past few years. Some of the lines are quite spendy, while others are more affordable to folks on a budget. Purezero is one such company, offering an impressive variety of inexpensive products for your beautiful tresses. These offerings won't break the bank, but you'll be impressed by their quality and efficiency. Continue reading [...]

Olaplex Vows to Repair, Protect, and Strengthen Your Hair With Their Sensational Vegan Products

There's nothing quite like a high-end vegan hair care line. Since your mane is one of the first things people notice about you, it's important to make a great first impression. Olaplex helps you get it right with their dynamic line of shampoos, conditioners, and other must-have hair treats. Every one of their products is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and wonderful! The line was formulated by two of the world's leading chemists, Dr. Craig Hawker and Dr. Eric Pressly. They figured out way to create products that actually link broken bonds in the hair. Wow! We're impressed, and you'll be, as well. Continue reading [...]

Earth Mama: Vegetarian Body Care Targeted Towards Children and New Mothers!

If you're pregnant or a new mother, you're most likely extra-sensitive about what you put in -- and on -- your body, as well as your baby's. Earth Mama is a vegetarian, cruelty-free company that understands your concerns. Most of the offerings are vegan, except for a few that contain ethically sourced beeswax. Founder Melinda Olson is a mom herself, as well as a nurse, gardener, and avid herbalist. She has manufactured herbal tinctures, soaps, teas, and salves since 2001, expanding from her garage to a full-sized facility in Clackamas, Oregon. Melinda firmly believes that "nature is our pharmacy" and has the products to back up her hypothesis. Continue reading [...]

Your Beauty and Spirit Combines Beauty and Spirituality in Their Vegan Body Care Products

According to many philosophies, body and spirit are inextricably linked. Your Body and Spirit is a small, woman-owned company based in western Washington. It was founded by Laini McNeal-James, an empathic reader and practitioner. Laini, a 5th generation psychic, reiki master and professional makeup artist, has always had a passion for helping people realize their innate beauty so they can allow it to radiate into the world. She has worked with such clients as Starbucks, Wyclef Jean, Ford Motors, and Citigroup. Continue reading [...]

The Shea Shack — Earthy, Sensual Vegetarian (Mostly Vegan) Products for Everyday Use

We were happy to discover the Shea Shack online recently. This company is truly special. It's small and personal, owned by a woman named Kathy Smith. All of her offerings are vegetarian, cruelty-free, fresh, and of extremely high quality. She uses beeswax and goat's milk in a few of her products, but most of them are vegan. Kathy knows that what you put on and in your body is a reflection (and an integral part) of who you are. She brings joy and vitality to the manufacture of her products, infusing them with positive energy. Continue reading [...]

We Love Lush (Mostly Vegan and Vegetarian) Body Care Products, and Wish They’d Ditch the Lanolin!

You may have encountered Lush's products at your local shopping mall. The fresh, sweet aroma tempts you to enter the shop, and friendly sales staff members help you to find items you like. Prices are reasonable, and the selection is awesome. 80 percent of the line is vegan. Everything is cruelty-free and vegetarian. Except for twelve items, which contain lanolin, such as their Curly Wurly Shampoo and Hair Custard Hair Dressing. Continue reading [...]

The Broo Company Manufactures Vegan Body Care Products With Craft Beer!

You've probably drunk a cold brew or two during the course of your life, but have you ever thought about applying beer to the outside of your body? Recently, we were thrilled to discover a vegan body care line that utilizes freshly brewed craft beer as a main ingredient. The magic additive is barley -- jampacked with B vitamins, proteins, and minerals that are great for your skin and hair. We recently discovered Broo shampoo at one of our local supermarkets and couldn't wait to get home to try it! We were not disappointed. This company is a great find! Continue reading [...]

Love, Beauty, and Planet Makes Fun Vegan Products You’ll Love!

You may have seen Love, Beauty, and Planet's products at your local Target, Fred Meyer, or other large store. However, you most likely didn't realize that all of their offerings are vegan! Yes, this inexpensive, readily available body care line utilizes no animal products whatsoever. Just naturally derived formulas, made with love. We can get behind that! Continue reading [...]

Be a Star With Jeffree Star’s Fabulous Vegan Cosmetics!

Sometimes, you just want to get your glam on. However, you don't want animals to suffer for your glamor. Many cosmetic companies claim to be cruelty-free, but use carmine, which is derived from crushed beetles. Jeffree Star knows how to create luscious products without ANY needless animal (including insect) suffering. This all-vegan company has created a cosmetic line that will make you feel gorgeous and virtuous at the same time. Their products are manufactured to the highest standards, and you'll feel great, knowing you're doing your part for the earth and its inhabitants. Continue reading [...]

JR Watkins Vegetarian Body Care Products: Going Strong for 150 Years!

JR Watkins has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that the company has spanned three different centuries! Since 1868, this vegetarian, cruelty-free outfit has remained true to its mission -- manufacturing the purest offerings possible at a very reasonable cost to consumers. You can find their products online, as well as many of your favorite grocery stores. They're ubiquitous! Continue reading [...]

You’ll Love Aura Cacia’s Vegan Essential Oils and Other Body Care Products!

Essential oils are a versatile addition to your health and beauty regimen. You can put strategic dabs of oil on your body, place them in a diffuser, or add them to your bathwater. When it comes to manufacturing high-quality, vegan essential oils, Aura Cacia is one of the leaders. This time-tested, ethical company offers a variety of other body care products, as well. You'll want to give all of them a try. Continue reading [...]

Seaweed Bath Company: Vegan, Ocean-Inspired Personal Care for the Discerning Customer

In case you were wondering, seaweed is vegan. It's a plant, but it grows in the sea instead of the land. Due to its high mineral content, seaweed is a superb base for Seaweed Bath Company's line of body care products. The company's motto is "Ocean Inspired Personal Care" and it takes its mission seriously. You won't find any animal ingredients in these detoxifying, hydrating offerings! You will find hand-harvested, organic Maine seaweed, and a host of other pure, plant-based ingredients. Continue reading [...]

We Bet You Didn’t Know That Seventh Generation Manufactures Vegan Body Care Products!

You've probably purchased Seventh Generation's toilet paper, detergent, or household cleaners. Still, you most likely don't realize that they also manufacture a small line of organic, vegan body care products. We were surprised, as well! Products are cruelty-free, natural, and made without animal ingredients. This 30-year-old company is on a mission to be a steward of the earth. They're certified by the Rainforest Alliance and a leader in the Come Clean Fight for Ingredient Disclosure. You can bet they're extremely scrupulous about their own ingredients. Continue reading [...]

Oregon Soap Company Plants Trees Every Time You Buy Their Vegan Products!

We love trees even more than we love soap, so we were delighted to discover Oregon Soap Company. For every ten bars or five gallons of liquid soap sold, this socially conscious company plants a tree or other native plant in the Portland metro area. Since their inception in 1993, OSC has planted more than 340,000 trees. That's impressive! When you use their products, you can feel especially good, knowing that you're helping to sustain an important natural resource. Continue reading [...]

Magnolia Soap and Bath Company: This High-Quality, Plant-Based Body Care Line Will Delight You!

If you're searching for a 100% plant-based body care line with no preservatives, look no further than Magnolia Soap and Bath Company! This small but mighty Mississippi-based company really delivers the goods. You'll go wild for their sensual soaps, luscious lotions and bath salts, and must-have accessories. Everything is vegan, cruelty-free, and lovely to look at. The aesthetic appeal of these products is beyond compare. They put a lot of care into each one. Continue reading [...]

Nurture Your Body With the Nubian Heritage Vegan Body Care Line!

Nubian Heritage got its start in 1992 as a street vendor on the streets of Harlem. Co-founders Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman and Mary Dennis share a passion for manufacturing healing products in the African tradition. Primary ingredients include shea butter and African black soap. Nearly 30 years after its inception, the company remains true to its cultural heritage. Their passion for indigenous ingredients and traditional healing practices is apparent in every product. Continue reading [...]

Herban Cowboy Offers Vegan Body Care Products For Men. Women Love Them, Too!

Many body care products are targeted towards women, so it's easy to forget that men care about what they put in their skin and hair, as well. If you're a guy who desires a high-quality, vegan cleanliness regimen, check out the Herban Cowboy line. Their PETA-certified offerings are chock-full of good mojo. They do not contain aluminum, parabens, phthalates, or any animal ingredients whatsoever. They smell great -- earthy, masculine, yet wholesome. Of course, women are always welcome to use them, as well. Herban Cowboy even offers a selection of perfumes targeted towards female customers. Continue reading [...]

California Pure Naturals: Vegan Beauty Care at a Price You’ll Love

If you're looking for pure, plant-based beauty care products at an affordable cost, do yourself a favor and check out California Pure Naturals. You'll love the wide range of mostly organic, all-vegan, gluten-free offerings. The company never uses synthetic preservatives, parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, artificial fragrances, sulfates, or PEGs. Based in (you guessed it!) California, CPN uses locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Continue reading [...]

Biovelle Offers Organic, Vegan Hemp CBD-Infused Healing Products

If you're searching for a CBD-enhanced wellness product without the distracting high of THC, look no further than Biovelle! You might wonder what CBDs are, and why they're so special. We're happy to explain. "CBD" stands for "cannabidiol", a substance derived from the hemp plant. It's jam-packed with antioxidants and neuroprotectants that reduce inflammation and promote calm and healing. However, there are no psychoactive effects, so you can still function normally. Continue reading [...]

Get Wild With Primal Elements — Luxury Vegan Body Care Products With a Kick!

If you like a bit of fun with your health and beauty regimen, be sure to check out Primal Elements! This company, based in Huntington Beach, serves up excellent body care products with fun names and colorful labels. Everything they offer is vegan, handmade, and gluten-free. They are a certified sustainable business, and were recently awarded a Environmental Steward commendation from the mayor of Huntington Beach. Continue reading [...]

Hand in Hand: Pure Vegan Soap Products Without Palm Oil!

Hand in Hand is a company that believes in giving as much as it believes in manufacturing pure, vegan soap. Since 2011, they have donated over a million bars of soap to Haiti, and have built or repaired four wells that supply thousands of Haitian citizens with clean water. For every product purchased, one bar of soap and one month of clean water is donated to a child in need. Hand in Hand utilizes recyclable packaging and all-natural, vegan ingredients. They never use palm oil in any of their products Continue reading [...]

You’ll Love Dr. Woods’ Vegetarian, Natural Body Care Products, Designed For Your Every Need

Dr. Woods' motto is "All Things Good", and they deliver on their promise in a number of ways. This vegetarian company never uses animal-tested ingredients in their products. Instead, they support family farms with caring business practices, and give back to the community by supporting such organizations as the Double H ranch, which offers free camp getaways for young people living with chronic illness. The company takes pride in their offerings, which offer both exceptional quality and incredible value. All of them are vegan, with the exception of their English Rose Skin Lightening Bar, which contains milk. Continue reading [...]

Nature Box: Affordable Drugstore and Supermarket Vegan Products that Pamper Your Entire Body!

Recently, at a trip to our local supermarket, we were thrilled to discover a line of vegan body care products that are so affordable we couldn't believe that they're a. vegan and b. so easy to find. A quick Google search on our cell phone confirmed it: Nature Box is 100% plant-based and cruelty-free! The products are readily available at many large, brick-and-mortar stores. If your local market doesn't carry Nature Box items, feel free to ask them! Continue reading [...]

Beauty Without Cruelty: Vegan Aromatherapy For Over 50 Years!

Beauty Without Cruelty has serious staying power. This vegan, cruelty-free company began in the UK, and has existed for over 50 years! BWC has been US-based since 1989. Founded in 1963 by the trustees of the BWC charitable trust (an animal welfare organization), the company manufactures a huge variety of body care and cosmetic products, from shampoo to lip gloss. It's certified by the Vegan Society, so vegans can use every item with confidence. Vegetarians will love this outfit, as well! Continue reading [...]

You’ll Love the Wide Variety of Now’s Vegan Body Care Products

You've seen NOW's vitamins on the shelves of your favorite co-op or health food store, but did you know that the company also manufactures all-vegan body care products? This versatile outfit has everything your heart desires! They've been around since 1988, creating a wellness-oriented line that includes essential oils, children's health aids, natural foods, and everything you could possibly want for your body. All offerings are vegan, organic, and cruelty-free. You'll be delighted by their excellence and affordability. Continue reading [...]

Aromi: High-Quality, All-Vegan Cosmetics at a Price You Will Love!

When you want to feel glamorous on a budget, you can feel confident and pretty with Aromi's all-vegan cosmetics! This hand-crafted, natural, cruelty-free line is certified by both PETA and Leaping Bunny. The independently owned, Minneapolis based company does not sell or ship products to countries that require animal testing. They really walk their talk, and we're glad! Continue reading [...]

Crimson Sage Apothecary Creates Vegan Products With a Spiritual Component

Most of the time, we use body care products without thinking much about their spiritual aspects. Crimson Sage Apothecary sees body and spirit as inseparable, and merges the two components in all of their luxurious, high-quality, vegan items. This company, based in the northern desert of Arizona, has a deep commitment to enhancing the magical qualities of their all-natural ingredients. Crimson Sage seeks to inspire healing through ritualistic practices. They offer a variety of tools for this purpose, including a line of excellent, hand-crafted body care products. Continue reading [...]

Chandrika — Vegan Body Care Products Made in Accordance With Ayurvedic Principles

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means "knowledge" or "science of life." The concept originated in India, 5,000 years ago, and has endured ever since. Spiritual masters believed that all living things were based on living energies, and they sought a system of balancing these energies. Ayurvedic theory has endured, and influenced many other systems of medicine, including Greek and Chinese. Modern-day ayurvedic medicine has remained true to its roots, working with herbs, diet, massage, and lifestyle adjustments to create the best outcomes for patients. Continue reading [...]

Tula Skincare — A Cruelty-Free, Vegetarian Company With Plenty of Vegan Options!

You're going to love Tula Skincare products. They're vegetarian, cruelty-free, and manufactured to impeccable standards. Many vegan options are available. These high-quality products are manufactured without the use of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, or other toxic ingredients. They use probiotic technology in many of their products, to help promote healthy balance to the composition of your skin. You'll appreciate their attractive, chic packaging and wide variety of offerings. Continue reading [...]

Mrs. Meyer’s Isn’t Just For Laundry and Dishes — They Make Vegan Body Care Products, Too!

You've probably washed your dishes with Mrs. Meyer's dish soap, or your clothes with their detergent. However, you probably didn't realize this vegan, cruelty-free company also manufactures body care products! Their body care line isn't limited to hand soap, either. The company concocts lotions, body washes, bar soaps, body scrubs, and a host of other natural items. You'll be delighted by the sweet scent, affordability, attractive packaging (made from sustainable materials), and many other facets of these delightful offerings. Continue reading [...]

Island Thyme: Vegetarian, Organic Products From an Island in Puget Sound

The best products come directly from nature, and Island Thyme offers some of the freshest ingredients you can find. This company has existed since 1996, manufacturing soaps, creams, healing oils, and other divine offerings. Their farm and apothecary studio is located in the San Juan Islands in Washington state. This natural, bucolic setting provides the perfect backdrop for Island Thyme's tireless efforts to provide a high-quality, organic, vegetarian line. Continue reading [...]

Griffin Remedy: Vegan Body Care Products That Soothe and Satisfy

We recently discovered the Griffin Remedy line while shopping at our local co-op. We were drawn to this organic body care company because it's vegan (and cruelty-free, of course!), affordable, and smells great! Want a foaming hand soap? They've got it. Bubble bath in a honey bear container? Check. Shampoo and conditioner? Absolutely! These high-quality products are available at a fraction of what you might expect. Continue reading [...]

Bliss Body Care Offers Affordable Vegetarian Excellence

Bliss is now 100% cruelty-free! You've most likely seen this popular, vegetarian company's products in your favorite stores, including Urban Outfitters and Target. They have recently earned the Leaping Bunny seal of approval, which means that none of their ingredients are tested on animals. Though Bliss not a vegan line (mostly due to their inclusion of beeswax), they offer an extensive selection of vegan items. Continue reading [...]

Le Labo Fragrances: A Vegan Perfumery and Body Care Line for the Ultimate in Luxury

You know you've discovered an exciting, unique vegan luxury perfume and body care line when the website includes a manifesto. It contains such quotes as "We believe that fine perfumery must be irreverent", and "We believe the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created and the attention with which it is prepared." This New York-based company was founded on principles of veganism, fairness to employees, organic ingredients, and overall excellence. Continue reading [...]

Spread the Love With Booda Organics Vegan Body Care Products

Recently, we were delighted to discover the affordable vegan excellence of Booda Organics. The products are as fun as they are luxurious! Their labels feature a colorful Buddha character, spreading his arms wide in a welcoming manner. Who can resist? The company is heavily influenced by yogic principles, so it chooses only ingredients that are "organic, non-GMO, raw, vegan, whole and high vibration." They're free from fillers, fragrances, artificial chemicals, preservatives, additives, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, and emulsifiers. Continue reading [...]

Founded in 1851, Kiehl’s is a Tried and True Vegetarian Body Care Line

Kiehl's has been in existence since the mid-19th century, and their products just keep getting better! This all-vegetarian, cruelty-free company has several things going for it. They use naturally derived ingredients, recycled materials, and sustainably sourced ingredients. Kiehl's also donates generously to charitable causes such as environmental awareness, breast cancer research, hunger relief, and HIV/AIDS research. Continue reading [...]

Kirk’s — Your Great-Grandmother Loved This Vegan, All-Natural Product, And You Will Too!

You've seen Kirk's soap bars in grocery stores since you were a small child, as so has your mother, and your grandmother. The venerable company has been around since 1839, manufacturing coconut castile soaps made from pure, vegan, all-natural ingredients. Founded by James Kirk, sold to Procter and Gamble in 1929, Kirk's became a family operation again during the early 2000s. Over the years, the company has expanded its repertoire to include liquid hand and body wash products. Continue reading [...]

Trader Joe’s — Your Go-To Store for Inexpensive, Vegan Body Care Products

If you're a vegan on a budget, looking for high-quality products to pamper your body, you'll be delighted by Trader Joe's extensive selection. You've probably shopped at their stores many times, availing yourself of their array of vegan and vegetarian food items, but you may not realize that TJ's has you covered from head to toe, as well. We were delighted to discover that they are jam=packed with vegan, cruelty-free body care products, as well. Continue reading [...]

Nurture Your Entire Body with Cocokind’s Cruelty-Free Products!

If you're looking for an extensive line of mostly vegan (except for beeswax), cruelty-free skin care products at a reasonable price, you need to check out Cocokind! Their stated goal is "clean and conscious beauty for all." They do an admirable job of achieving this objective. The San Francisco-based line offers a wide range of products to pamper your skin, and you'll be tempted to try them all. Continue reading [...]

Skyn Iceland: Exotic Vegan Products Made From Mineral Rich Waters

Iceland has been on a lot of peoples' minds lately. It's an exotic, beautiful place, renowned for its dedication to the environment. This country is synonymous with clean air and fresh water, as well as amazing flora and fauna. Skyn Iceland utilizes the finest ingredients available -- berries rich in antioxidants, soothing algaes and mosses, and many others. All ingredients are vegan and of extremely high quality. Continue reading [...]

Moon Valley Organics Creates Honey-Based Products and Gives Back to Bees

Moon Valley Organics is a honey-based line, and they truly care about the bees who make it all possible. This vegetarian company offers luxurious, sweet-smelling products that feel like a luxurious balm for your body. You can fully enjoy this luxury, knowing that Moon Valley donates ten percent of the net profits from their lip balms to organizations that work hard to promote pollinator health through conservation, legislation and research. Each year, this company chooses a different Bee Cause to support. It goes without saying that Moon Valley harvests its honey and beeswax with the utmost respect for the bees. None of their ingredients are ever tested on animals. Continue reading [...]

Schmidt’s: All-Vegan, Cruelty-Free Cleanliness For an Affordable Price

If you're searching for plant-powered personal care products at an affordable price, you need look no further than Schmidt's! This vegan, cruelty-free company has come on strong during the past few years, due to their unbeatable combination of affordability and quality. They never use products from suppliers who tested on animals, and they commit to using formulas that utilize organic ingredients. Continue reading [...]

Live Clean: Economical Vegetarian, Cruelty-Free Products for Your Entire Body

f you like vegetarian, cruelty-free products (and who reading this blog doesn't, right?) you'll love Live Clean's line! The company is relatively new, since it was founded in 2007. These gentle, effective products are free from parabens, SLS, and harmful chemicals. They're economical and ubiquitous, and can be found in many supermarkets. Continue reading [...]

Himalaya Botanique Has You Covered From Vitamins to Toothpaste to Body Balm

Himalaya Botanique is one of those rare companies that is devoted to your entire being. They believe that wellness comes from within, so they start there, and radiate outward to the rest of your body. The company has been in existence since 1930, manufacturing vitamins, herbal supplements, toothpaste, body balms, facial washes, and just about everything else you need to have radian health. Continue reading [...]

Sibu—A Luxury Vegetarian Beauty Line For Your Entire Body

Sometimes a product line comes along that is so luxurious, you want to buy everything on their website. Sibu is one such company. All of their products are vegan, with the sole exception of their healing balm stick, which contains beeswax. The founders, Bruce and Jean McMullin, traveled extensively in India and discovered the sea buckthorn berry, otherwise known as the “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas.” The plant grows wild at 12,000 ft elevations, due to the rich soil and low oxygen levels. Its bright-orange berries captivated the founders, due to the berries' medicinal properties and ability to address a host of conditions/ailments.
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Milk Makeup: Don’t Be Fooled By the Name, It’s All Vegan!

You don't need to use animal-based products to indulge in high-fashion luxury. Milk Makeup was born in Milk Studios, a photo studio based in Los Angeles and New York. The company is proud to offer products to create a wide range of looks, from street vibes to high-fashion studio. Their entire line is 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free. Milk is truly the cutting-edge wave of the future. Continue reading [...]

Soprano Labs Offers Handmade Vegan Luxury For Your Entire Body

Every now and then, a line comes along which offers luxurious products that smell so fresh, you'd swear they were made yesterday by a local outlet. Soprano Labs is one such company. Based in New York City, Soprano Labs is a two-person operation, run by Inna Los and her husband Vlad. Its plethora of offerings is 100 percent vegan, gluten-free, and free from phthalates, parabens, mineral oils, and petroleum. Products are lovingly made in small batches, and none of the ingredients are ever tested on animals. Continue reading [...]

Avalon Organics Offers Quality Vegetarian Body Care Products at a Reasonable Cost

If you shop at a health food store or co-op, you've noticed Avalon's products on the shelves. They're colorful and ubiquitous, packaged inside alluring bottles of various shapes and sizes. However, you may not realize that Avalon is a vegetarian, cruelty-free company. In fact, most of their products are vegan, with the exception of their four lip balms. They contain beeswax that is obtained with minimal disruption to beehives. The company is proud of the fact that their products do not contain any products that have been cruelly obtained. Continue reading [...]

Pura d’Or: Elegant Vegan Hair Care Products For Luxurious Hair

Let's face it -- you love to splurge sometimes, and you're worth it. And what part of your body is more splurge-worthy than your hair? Fortunately, splurging doesn't have to come at the cost of animals. Pura d'Or manufactures products that are vegan, gluten-free, and manufactured without the use of sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oils, chlorine, parabens, or artificial colorings. In fact, almost all of the ingredients in these concoctions is derived from nature. Continue reading [...]

SoapBox Soaps is a Vegan, Cruelty-Free Hair and Skin Care Company With a Global Mission

If you're looking for a body care company that is vegan, cruelty-free and dedicated to the stewardship of each individual on our planet, you don't need to search any further than SoapBox Soaps. These folks are passionate about product quality and determined to give back generously to the global community. Every time you buy a product from SoapBox, the company gives a bar of soap to somebody in need. This includes people in homeless shelters, folks in underdeveloped countries, etc. As of this writing, in September, 2018, Soapbox has donated nearly three million bars. Continue reading [...]

Tom’s of Maine: A Cruelty-Free, Vegetarian Company With Nearly 50 Years of Experience

Tom's of Maine will turn 50 in 2020. You've undoubtedly seen their ubiquitous products on the shelves of your local supermarket, perhaps for many years. You may have purchased a tube of their toothpaste, or several. Lots of people have enjoyed Tom's products, without knowing that they have always been vegetarian, cruelty-free, and manufactured without the use of artificial colors, flavors, fragrance, or preservatives. Though the company was acquired by Colgate/Palmolive in 2006, it remains true to its organic roots. Continue reading [...]

Alaffia: Fair-Trade, Vegetarian Hair and Body Care Products, Not Tested on Animals

Alaffia is a great choice for folks who want economy, ethnic diversity, and positive social change to be part of their body care regimen. The company's products utilize all-vegetarian ingredients, and do not test on animals. In addition, their commitment to social justice is unparalleled in the beauty care industry. Continue reading [...]

Nature’s Gate: Premium Vegan Body Care at an Incredibly Low Cost

Holistic self-care shouldn't cost a fortune. If you're looking for high-quality, economical vegan body care products, Nature's Gate delivers the goods. The company manufactures a wide array of personal care items, running the gamut from hand soap to toothpaste. Continue reading [...]

Desert Essence: Economical Vegetarian, Cruelty-Free Goodness

Often, folks shy away from purchasing organic vegetarian, cruelty-free products because of the prohibitive cost. It's exciting to discover a high-quality line whose offerings won't cause you to go into debt while you're trying to be clean, ethically responsible, and healthy. For this reason, we were thrilled to discover Desert Essence. Continue reading [...]

Full Moon Rising Body Care: Soothing Cruelty-Free, Vegetarian Products Made With CBDs

If you've been paying attention to the news, you may have noticed an uptick in body care products manufactured with the addition of CBD oils. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, but contains no THC. The result is a high-quality. organic offering, free from intoxicating effects, yet soothing and medicinal. Full Moon Rising mixes CBD oil with arnica to create an elixir that sinks into sore muscles, gently easing aches and pains and promoting an overall sense of well-being. Continue reading [...]

EO: Affordable, Cruelty-Free Body Care Products, Made From Plant Extracts

If you are a connoisseur of body care products, like we are, you've undoubtedly encountered EO (short for "everyone") in the aisles of your favorite co-op or specialty store. However, if you don't want to hunt for the products, you can find all of them on their lovely website, www.eoproducts.com. Continue reading [...]

Alba Botanica: A Time-Tested Vegetarian Body Care Line With a Mission

If you are the sort of person who likes a venerable skincare line with nearly 40 years experience, Alba Botanica is for you! The company was founded in 1979 to create an earth-friendly brand, free from animal testing. Continue reading [...]

Pacha, a High-Quality Soap Line With a Social Conscience

The Pacha Soap line is wonderfully diverse, offering a variety of cleansing products that range from bar soaps to froth bombs. The company's founders visited Peru and experienced a "lightbulb moment." They noticed that the Peruvian people had a deep connection to the earth, yet had little access to clean water or jobs that paid a living wage. This inspired the CEO to develop a product that would generate money for underserved communities. Every purchase of Pacha helps fuel clean water initiatives Continue reading [...]

Mad Hippie Vegan Skincare Line Not Just for the Counterculture!

Are you an unrepentant hippie who likes to donate money to charitable causes while giving some love to your own skin? If so, this delightful product is for you! We were instantly drawn to this line when we first saw it on the grocery shelf. The packaging is cheerful and fun, with funky lettering, hand-drawn hearts, and 60’s-style flowers. Mad Hippie’s website https://www.madhippie.com/ is equally appealing, featuring more flowers, sliced fruit and peace signs. Their vibe is organic, and so are Continue reading [...]

6 Vegan Perfumes to Smell as Pretty as a Flower This Spring

Flowers will have nothing on you when you step out this spring wearing a pretty-smelling vegan perfume. There are more choices than ever for cruelty-free perfumes with beautiful scents. Many companies are coming into both the moderate and luxury vegan perfume market, which means you have so many options including quite a few that feature all-natural Continue reading [...]

2017 Vegan Beauty Products Holiday Gift Guide

You still have time to shop for some great vegan beauty products to give as gifts this holiday season. We came up with a little list of helpful resources in case you’re searching for that last minute present or want to add something special for someone. Continue reading [...]

Search Sephora and ULTA Beauty for Vegan Beauty Products from These Lines

The popularity of cosmetic stores like Sephora and ULTA Beauty lies in a large selection of cosmetics and beauty products. But, sometimes, vegans can feel lost in shops like these, when they want to be having fun. Continue reading [...]

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally

Cellulite can be stubborn. And, it can be unpredictable. So, it’s understandable that those who have cellulite would want to turn to a miracle cream to make it go away forever. Just when you think you’ve worked out enough or eaten the right foods to keep the dimples away, you take a peek at your bottom or thighs and find that the bumps and dents just aren’t disappearing. Continue reading [...]

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup for Halloween

Halloween is almost here! If you’re going to need makeup for your Halloween costume, you’ll want to start searching for it now. Unfortunately, vegan and cruelty-free makeup in crazy colors is a bit hard to find. But, with us here to point you in the right direction you can choose what you need quickly and have it shipped to you with time to spare. Continue reading [...]

The Korean 10-Step Beauty Method: How to Do it as a Vegan

Open up a glamour magazine or visit a beauty website and you’ll probably see the Korean 10-Step Beauty Routine mentioned. This extensive process for keeping your face in beautiful condition relies on using a lot of products. While we certainly love the idea of addressing beauty with concern for cleansing, exfoliating, masking and the 7 other parts of the famous Korean routine, it doesn’t sit well with us that many people who embrace the method don’t look at animal cruelty. Continue reading [...]

Top 20 Vegan Beauty Products to Buy from Thrive Market

If you haven’t ordered from Thrive Market yet, you should. Get yourself over to the website right now (or, better yet, after you see our list of must-buy vegan beauty products below), and then purchase something vegan and wonderful to be shipped directly to your door. Continue reading [...]

7 Vegan Beauty Products to Try

It’s time for another vegan beauty products roundup. Our newest collection of cruelty-free options includes shampoos, hand lotions, beauty brushes and more. It’s a selection of some of the best brands out there that are putting out amazing goodies we want to fill our cosmetics bags and bathrooms with now. Continue reading [...]

Dr Bronner's Liquid Soap

18 Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soaps

Since Dr. Bronner’s “18-in-1” soaps claim to be good for as many uses, we wanted to find out how we could capitalize. We already the company’s Pure Castile Soap in Peppermint to wash our hair, cleanse our face, clean our hands and launder our clothes. The all-purpose, all-vegan and all-natural liquid concoction does wonders for brushing teeth (so we’ve heard) and it’s got to be perfect for other things (so we think, as dos the brand). Continue reading [...]

Eco Bella Vegan Spring Makeup Must-Haves

Spring has made us want to renew our makeup collection and routine, so we set out to discover some vegan beauty brands for inspiration. What we found was an eco and animal friendly cosmetics line that offers all we need to look and feel refreshed. This was exactly what we wanted for a new season. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Deodorants to Keep You Fresh for Summer

For many people, summer’s heat leads to sweating, which leads to armpits that don’t smell so fresh. If you’re one of the folks that can use a bit of help keeping your underarms smelling nice, or at least not bad, thankfully you can turn to any of the following vegan and cruelty-free deodorants. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Perfumes for Summer

During summer, it’s fun to have a variety of light and airy vegan perfumes to wear. Sunny days and idyllic nights call for fragrances that bring thoughts of coconut, the tropics, and beautiful flowers. Continue reading [...]

Natural Vegan Teeth Whitening Products

Shiny white teeth are possible without putting dangerous chemicals in your mouth and without harming animals. The dentist might not tell you so, but the following products were made by companies who want to believe the possibility. And, to embrace it by purchasing their vegan, cruelty-free, and natural teeth whiteners. Continue reading [...]

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Natural Bug Repellants for Summer

Getting bitten by bugs? Visiting somewhere where you anticipate the bites? Keep those critters away and off of you with a vegan and natural bug repellant.

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Heal Rashes and Pimples with these Vegetarian Natural Balms

When skin breaks out, it can be temping to turn to a treatment that makes big promises about maximum effects. But, often those products that say they’ll zap a pimple in an instant or immediately get ride of a rash are harsh treatments that damage human skin further and have been tested on animals (which doesn’t always even ensure their effectiveness or safety). Continue reading [...]

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Self Tanners

Want a summer glow on your body but don’t want to lie out in the sun? Consider one of the following vegan and cruelty-free tanning products that you can purchase either at a local health or beauty store, or online: Continue reading [...]

Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Vegan and Cruelty-Free Lip Balms

Summer is almost here, so treat your lips to some moisture with fun summertime flavors. Try a Mongo Kiss Lip Balm from Eco Lips in tropical banana, fruity pomegranate, or refreshing blood orange. Continue reading [...]

Is Hyaluronic Acid Vegan?

As you look through beauty products and cosmetic labels, you may notice that quite a few of them contain hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. You might also wonder what this ingredient is, and whether or not it's vegan. Continue reading [...]

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Sunburn Remedies – Moisturizers and Mists

The weather has been warming up and the sun has been a bit more intense over the last month or so, which means we’ve had to watch how much time we spend outdoors. Getting outside and soaking up some vitamin D is a good thing, but overdoing it in the sun can be bad news for the skin.

It’s sometimes hard to strike a balance between receiving what we need from the sun and covering up to protect ourselves from damaging UV rays. When you’ve accidentally errored on the side of exposing yourself too much, thankfully there are some vegan and cruelty-free lotions that can help put your skin at ease.
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Leaping Bunny-Approved Beauty and Skincare Brands – And a 2 Birds Feather Summary

Looking for vegan and cruelty-free beauty, and skincare, companies that are on PETA’s Leaping Bunny Approved List? Want to get your hands on only natural products as well?

Any of the following brands will be good for you if you want to keep your beauty regime kind and keep your skin healthy. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Oral Care: Top Mouthwashes and Dental Flosses

We recently told you about some great vegan and cruelty-free toothpastes you can get in Whole Foods markets or online. Today, we want to help you add to your vegan oral care regimen by giving you some choices for excellent mouthwashes and dental flosses.

Having a healthy and happy smile depends on using a few great products, so consider the following vegan selections. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Toothpaste Roundup

Did you know that some toothpaste isn’t vegan? It’s weird to think that toothpaste would contain animal ingredients or be tested on animals. But, it’s a fact that most conventional toothpastes do involve animals in their formulation in some way.

Sometimes, these toothpastes contain glycerin from animal fat, which is unfortunate because this ingredient can easily be sourced from plants. Also, many of these toothpastes have flavorings that come from animals. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Lanolin Alternatives to Use in Homemade Skincare Products

For those of you who like to make your own skincare products, such as soaps and lotions, but are having trouble finding alternatives to lanolin (an ingredient sourced from sheep’s wool and one that’s used as a moisturizer), we have a few solutions for you.

Homemade and handcrafted soaps, lotions, and even lip balms can easily made by opting for some readily-available plant-based oils and butters to use as a base or additive. Which moisturizing oils and butters are best, and where do you buy them? Continue reading [...]

4 Elements Vegan and Organic Bath Products

If you love pure, handcrafted bath products, try something from 4 Elements. 4 Elements is a company that makes soaps, bath bombs, massage oils, and even facial masques out of all-natural, primarily organic ingredients. Continue reading [...]

Getting Inked? What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Tattoo is Vegan

We talk about a lot of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products on this website, but today we want to bring attention to a beauty issue that many people don’t know might not be vegan. If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, do you know that most tattoo process involve animal products and aren’t cruelty free? When you get a tattoo, you need to be extra careful to make sure that you choose a tattoo parlor that offers vegan ink, cruelty-free tattooing materials, and vegan after-care products. Continue reading [...]

3 Great Vegan and Cruelty-Free Tattoo Balms

Getting inked and looking for a vegan tattoo balm to help you heal faster? There are some great choices out there, many that will also help your art stay more vibrant.

There’s absolutely no reason for an animal to be harmed in the making of a tattoo balm or salve, or any beauty product at all. So, we’re grateful for the companies that are making these necessary tattoo products in a way that keeps animals safe. We also love companies that manufacture these balms and salves with ingredients that are safe for humans, using all natural butters and oils as bas ingredients.

For your next tattoo after-care, we recommend you consider the following natural, mostly organic, and cruelty-free tattoo products. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Coffee Body Scrubs Help Get Skin Ready for Summer

Want to get your skin in amazing condition for summer? Start using one of the vegan coffee body scrubs listed below. These cruelty-free scrubs all contain coffee to stimulate blood flow in the skin and help it look radiant. In addition to getting the blood moving, the coffee in the scrubs is thought to help bloated skin come to a place of balance and appear firmer. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Cuts Vegan Beauty Box

Have you heard about the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? If not, you should check it out because it gives vegan beauty lovers, and those who simply want cruelty-free essential skin care products, a way to try new items from many brands and to get a range of products for a great price. Continue reading [...]

All-Natural, Safe, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free Face Paint by Natural Earth Paint

Do your kids love to get their face painted when they go to parties and amusement parks? Many kids do, but for vegan parents there’s sometimes a concern that the face paints the artists use aren’t cruelty-free. If you’re not sure about the source of the face paint a makeup artists uses, or if you’re throwing a party where kids’ faces will be painted, you can turn to Natural Earth Paint for a face paint that’s definitely vegan and cruelty free. We can’t guarantee a face paint artist other than yourself will agree to use your paints, but if you explain your concern, hopefully they will and they’ll begin using these paints on all of their customers. Continue reading [...]

3 Great Vegan and Organic Hand Creams

Does dry skin leave you with itchy or painful cracked hands? Dry skin is a challenge for a lot of people, for many reasons. Sometimes, washing hands a lot strips the hands of moisture. Often, super hot or cold weather can turn hands into less than glowing visions of what they should be.

Whatever the cause, there’s something that can be done to keep hands feeling good while animals stay safe.. There are plenty of vegan and cruelty-free hand creams that you can use to make itchiness and pain go away, and have soft pretty hands Continue reading [...]

Going Out for Valentine’s Day? Skin, Beauty, and Hair Products for a Big Valentine’s Day Date

Are you going out for a Valentine’s Day date this year? If so, check out the following list of vegan and cruelty-free products that will help you look, smell, and feel amazing for your special soiree.

The products we’ve listed will help you with a complete Valentines’ Day skin, hair, and beauty routine so read up and figure out which ones you want to use. Then, get yourself to a Whole Foods or order the products today for tomorrow delivery. Trust us. You’ll be glad you did, because these goodies are going to have you feeling the beauty love long after Valentine’s Day is done. Continue reading [...]

Our Favorite Hippie Heaven Vegan Skincare Products

We recently told you about Hippie Heaven, a vegan beauty company that makes natural skincare products out of Victoria, Australia, a region that's lush and perfect for sourcing ingredients like yummy botanicals, oils, and herbs for our skin's pleasure.

Hippie Heaven formulates skincare products that give consumers real results, at a price point that lets nearly everyone enjoy cruelty-free and natural beauty. Since Hippie Heaven’s beginning, the company has chosen to craft its range of products with 100% vegan and cruelty-free ingredients. It’s always held this commitment as a priority, even when it expanded its initial line of natural skincare. Continue reading [...]

Are Your Razors Vegan?

Did you know that some razors are not vegan? We didn’t, until we started doing a bit of research on vegan and cruelty-free shaving products.

If you’re currently shaving with a razor that has any kind of gel strip, or moisturizing, strip on it, your razor may not be vegan.

Many of these razors’ strips contain animal ingredients or contain ingredients that are tested on animals. Some companies, like Gillette (a Proctor & Gamble company), sell razors that contain animal ingredients and ingredients tested on animals. Continue reading [...]

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Massage Oils and Creams

Whether you like to massage your body yourself, or have someone else do it for you, it’s important to use a vegan and cruelty-free massage oil. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite massage oils for soothing and calming muscles, ones that don’t contain any animal ingredients or synthetic ingredients.

We love finding vegan and cruelty-free products that are also natural, so that animals and people can stay safe, so we’re thrilled that all of these massage oils are all natural. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Dental Floss

Did you know that not all dental floss is vegan? We didn’t, up until a few years ago. It seems absurd to us that a dental floss would have animal products in it or be tested on animals. How do you even test dental floss on an animal? Forget it, we don’t want to know.

We just want to hear about more companies that are making vegan and cruelty-free flosses. It seems easy enough to us to leave animals out of the dental floss equation. Their lives are more important than our flossing needs, and we can create floss that doesn’t have animals in it. Enough said.
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Natural Vegan Mouthwashes

Vegans often find it hard to believe that a product one would think should be animal free actually isn’t. Many times, a product you’d assume was vegan and cruelty fee contains weird animal ingredients or it’s for some reason been tested animals.

We ran into this situation when searching for mouthwash. We thought we’d find a lot of simple, animal-free solutions made with antibacterial and refreshing plant essences. These ingredients are all we thought was needed to keep the mouth fresh and clean. But, when it was time to buy our mouthwash, we saw less than a handful of suitable products for a vegan and compassionate person.

We should mention that we were also looking for an all-natural mouthwash. But still, we were surprised at the lack of choices in our local store. It seems so silly to us to have to designate a mouthwash as vegan, but since we must, the following are the standout vegan products that you can buy in your local Whole Foods market. Continue reading [...]

Natural, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free Diaper Wipes

Finding an all-natural diaper wipe that’s gentle on your baby’s bottom is sometimes hard. Finding a natural baby wipe that’s also vegan, and cruelty-free, can be especially difficult.

Babies’ skin is extremely sensitive, which means it makes sense to only put gentle, natural products on it. We wish this made sense to more companies. And, we wish that these companies realized that animals are also sensitive. Animals don’t like having their parts being used in products, like wipes, and they don’t want to be tested on so that a baby’s buns can be cleaned.

Thankfully, there are some companies that make natural and vegan diaper wipes that keep everyone happy. We love them because they make babies’, animals’, and parents’ needs as a priority. We thought you might love them too. Continue reading [...]

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Vegan Foot Soaks

Sometimes, it can seem like summer is the hardest season on feet. Summer begs one to either go barefoot or to wear flip-flops, which exposes feet and does a real number on them. But, when fall and winter come around, feet are bound up in boots and in closed-toe shoes. Which means they’re often neglected.

So, if you’re like us, you may find that you’re in need of a good, comforting, and softening foot soak all year long. Thankfully, there are some amazing vegan and cruelty-free foot soaks out there that you can dip your feet into, so that all stress feet are under floats away. Continue reading [...]

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Vegan Facial Serums

Sometimes applying a nourishing plant-based serum to your face can be exactly what’s needed to hydrate or soften the skin. When your skin is calling out for a serum made with healing botanical essences or moisturizing natural oils, due to extreme weather or just life, you can turn to the following vegan facial serums. Continue reading [...]

Blissoma Vegan Skincare

Blissoma Natural Vegan Skincare

Blissoma Natural Vegan Skin Care is skin care that marries form and function. It’s great-smelling and luxurious skin care that was conceived in the mind of a scientific artist. Blissoma is indulgent and healing. It’s decadent and effective. Continue reading [...]

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skin Care from Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross Cruelty-Free SKINCARE is PETA-approved. It’s a line of skin care products that commits itself to being transparent and promising that no animals have been tested on, or will be tested on, during the manufacturing process.

This is a commitment that we appreciate, considering that Dr. Dennis Gross SKINCARE is a skin care line based on science. The products in the line many have undergone extensive research to make sure they’re effective, but research never involves animals. Continue reading [...]

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Top Cruelty-Free Perfume Brands

If you’re like a lot of ladies, a dab of perfume on the neck and wrists can set you up for a fabulous day, or night. A fragrance applied as an accompaniment to the perfect outfit, or as your something sensual when you’re sporting jeans and a tee, can put a sultry smile on your face or a perk in your step.

It’s nice to feel confident and good about yourself, and let animals keep feeling good too. Which is why we love to find vegan and cruelty-free perfume brands that we can turn to for any occasion. Continue reading [...]

Ladybug Jane

Ladybug Jane

There are a lot of great vegan skin care brands, but one of the best ones we’ve come across lately is Ladybug Jane. Ladybug Jane is a fun and fabulous line of lip balms and moisturizers that’s cruelty free and natural. The company is named after founder Jane May Graves, a former scientist, model, and actress. Ladybug Jane was inspired by a dream that Jane had when her mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Nail Polish

5 Awesome Vegan Nail Polishes

Vegans like pretty nails. They just don't like the animal testing that takes place with many nail polish brands. So, what’s a vegan to do when she wants to dazzle with colorful fingers and toes? Turn to one of these awesome vegan nail polishes. Continue reading [...]

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Top Vegan Lip Balms

There are plenty of ways to keep your lips soft and moisturized without using balms containing animal ingredients. If you shop at natural stores or health food shops, you’ll probably find tons of options for vegan lip balms. But, even if you don’t have a health market close to you, you can find some great products to buy online. Continue reading [...]

Vegan Halloween Makeup

Guide to Vegan and Cruelty-Free Halloween Makeup

It’s that time again. Thoughts and activities are turning from summer fun to fall festivals, which means Halloween costumes and makeup may be on your mind. If you’re dreaming about dressing up as something bright, colorful, quirky, or chameleon-like for Halloween, we want you to have the vegan makeup you need. We’ve put together a guide to the top vegan and cruelty-free Halloween makeup products, so that you can cover your face without dealing with a potential cover-up of animal ingredients. Continue reading [...]

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Top Cruelty-Free Kids Hair and Bath Products

Kids need baths. Lots of them. With each kids’ hair and bath product that you buy for their cleaning routines (and there will likely be tons of them in your child’s lifetime), you have the opportunity to support companies that are making good ingredient decisions and are going cruelty-free.

We’ve put together a list of some of the top cruelty-free kids’ hair and bath products, so that you can opt for kind versions of shampoos, sunscreens, lotions, and even skin wipes. Continue reading [...]

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Purrfect Pineapples Cruelty-Free and Vegan Lingerie

While we typically focus on cruelty-free and vegetarian beauty and personal care products, every so often a brand catches our eye that is just too great to not spotlight. This is the case with Purrfect Pineapples Lingerie; a combination of ethics and fun, flirty design. Continue reading [...]

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3 Ingredient Cruelty-Free, Vegan Edible Fake Blood Recipe for Halloween

Of course, aside from the fact that many Halloween makeup kits are full of yucky chemicals, there is no telling whether a lot of these generic kits are tested on animals, and certainly the red blood is gamble as to whether it is vegan, given that red dye often comes from crushed beetles. Continue reading [...]

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GUNAS Luxury Vegan Handbags With a Mission

While this blog is typically devoted to vegan and cruelty-free personal hygiene and beauty products, we occasionally like to bring attention to other vegan beauty brands that are worth mentioning. One of those brands is GUNAS cruelty-free and vegan handbags. GUNAS is committed to cruelty-free and ethical handbags, down to every aspect of their manufacturing. Even their adhesives are vegan and cruelty-free, and their bags are manufactured in establishments that are certified sweat-shop free. Continue reading [...]

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Hello Products, the Vegan, Gluten-Free Alternative to Tom’s Corporate Sell Out

Many people love Tom's of Maine. They also stopped loving it when they sold out to Palmolive-Colgate, Luckily, Hello Oral Care is a vegan and cruelty-free option to the corporate sell-outs of Tom's of Maine. With toothpaste, mouth wash, toothbrushes, and breathspray gracing their line, Hello is providing a fun and cruelty-free way to keep your breath kissable-fresh. Continue reading [...]

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Ask Aveda to Stop Supporting Cruelty to Roosters by the Feather Hair Extensions Industry

We were dismayed when the feather hair extension craze began. While we knew that the way that the feathers were harvested would likely fly under the radar for awhile, we also knew that it wouldn’t be long until the truth finally started to circulate. Many people mistakenly believe that the feathers fall naturally off of the bird, but sadly, this is just not true. Continue reading [...]

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Five Natural Beauty Product Companies that are Owned by Big Corporations Who are not Cruelty Free or Environmentally Ethical

Did you know that it is not uncommon for natural beauty product companies to be owned by big corporations who are not cruelty free or environmentally ethical? According to the Nutrition Business Journal, consumers in the US spent over $8 billion on natural and organic personal care products in 2010, including vegan, cruelty-free beauty products. This constitutes a 6% increase in sales over the year before. Needless to say, large corporations have been sitting up and taking note of the fact that consumers are trending towards healthier and organic beauty products, and are quickly snapping up small natural beauty product companies to stake their claim in a portion of these profits. Continue reading [...]

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Pirouette Professional Cruelty-Free, Vegan Makeup Brushes

We absolutely love it when we come across vegan, cruelty-free makeup brushes. We are often surprised when we find companies that boast about their vegan cosmetics, but then sell makeup brushes that contain animal fur. Many people believe that the fur is simply cut off of the animal, but in many cases it is fur that is considered too poor quality for clothing. In cases when it is simply trimmed off of the animal, such as horse hair tools, there is no reliable way of knowing the life that the animals lead. Continue reading [...]

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DEVA Nutrition Vegan Beauty and Health Supplements

Most who care enough about green, vegan beauty products also want to make sure that what they are putting in their body is as safe and cruelty-free as what they put on their body. DEVA Nutrition vegan beauty and health supplements offer all of the vital nutrients and minerals in which we can be deficient from our hectic lives, but without the cruel animal testing and animal parts that are commonly found with other products. Continue reading [...]

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EcoTools Vegan and Vegetarian Beauty Products

You have your collection of vegan and vegetarian beauty products all set, now you just need a bag in which to keep them, and tools with which to apply them! Enter EcoTools, a company that makes and sells eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic and body tools. Continue reading [...]

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Skinvac Vegan Cleansing Cloth System

Skinvac vegan skincare is the answer to quality skincare in these tough economic times. For under $10, you can get a skincare system that is reusable, non-comedogenic, chemical free, and residue free. Skinvac is the vegan cleansing cloth system, the cloths are so effective that you don't even need to use any cleanser! Continue reading [...]

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OSEA Vegan Skin Care

With a simple philosophy of, "Safe cosmetics are a consumer's right and our earth's rightful due", OSEA brand vegan skincare line draws from the invigorating and healing properties of the ocean. Proudly proclaiming their line as both certified vegan and cruelty free, the company is also a fervent protector of the environment. Continue reading [...]

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365 Shampoo

product contains cruelty-free ingredients such as thyme extracts and arnica flower to help balance oily hair. Vegan ingredients such as peppermint essential oil leave the hair clean, with a fresh scent. Continue reading [...]

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Lipsense Vegan, Cruelty-Free Lip Color

This cruelty-free and vegetarian lip color pigment goes on dry, then it is covered with a moisturizing gloss made of vegan-friendly shea butter. Shea butter allows the gloss to penetrate the color and keep the lips moist, without lifting the color. Continue reading [...]

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Nexxus Cruelty-Free Haircare Products

Nexxus manufactures several specialty products just for salons. These include Phyto Organics, Vitatress, and Serum. Phyto Organics is a natural plant bases hair care system that contains ingredients such as quinoa, exotic botanicals, and rare plant and flower aromatherapy essences from around the world. Continue reading [...]

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Baked Collection Cheek Color by Laura Geller

Blush-N-Brighten w/brush is the 2010 Customer Choice Winner. The marbleized pigments come in berry, golden apricot, pink grapefruit, roseberry, honey dipped, sunswept, and tartufo. Blush-N-Brighten ingredients include jojoba seed oil, cornstarch, mineral oil, mica, and iron oxides. Continue reading [...]

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got2b – NOT CRUELTY-FREE

got2b products have been tested and are considered safe for individuals with sensitive skin. The got2b line includes göt2b magnetik, göt2b smooth operator, göt2b unstoppable, göt2b 2 sexy, göt2b glued, göt2b crazy sleek, and göt2b styl-tini. Continue reading [...]

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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Organization a Boon for Vegans and Cruelty-Free Advocates

Along with founding members including the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, Friends of the Earth, Women’s Voices for the Earth, the Clean Water Fund, and the Breast Cancer Fund, to name a few, more than 100 endorsing agencies and more than 1,300 companies stand behind the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics by signing with the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Continue reading [...]

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Purifying Facial Mud Mask by Deep Sea Cosmetics

The Purifying Facial Mud Mask is believed to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It also purifies and clears clogged pores. Continue reading [...]

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Does Make-Up Cause Cancer?

Studies show that the ingredients listed here can cause everything from acne, rashes, and bronchitis to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and fetal abnormalities.
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Earth Friendly, Vegan Cosmetics Bags? Yes!

Earth friendly cosmetic bags such as hemp bags can be found at just about any vegan grocer, health food stores, Whole Foods, and online. Some of the most recognized names in the hemp bag business include Earth Diva, Artisan Gear, Sativa, and Simple Shoes. Continue reading [...]

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Restorative Beauty Products by Obagi

Restorative beauty products by Obagi utilize ingredients such as sapinins, apricot kernel oil, sage leaf extract, aloe and sodium lauroyl oat amino acids to smooth, firm, hydrate, and even skin to improve the damage done by the sun, stress, and pollution. Continue reading [...]

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Obagi Skin Care – Cruelty-Free or Not? We Explain

Obagi skin care products address issues such as premature aging, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, photodamage, rosacea, and fine lines and wrinkles. Continue reading [...]

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Stila Slate Eyeshadow Review – Gorgeous Cruelty-Free Eyeshadow

Stila Slate Eyeshadow has an average product rating of 4.4. This means, roughly 84 percent of all reviewers would buy the product again.
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Borlind of Germany – 100% Vegan, 100% Cruelty-Free!

Borlind of Germany is a natural skincare company dedicated to producing high quality, all natural skincare products. Borlind of Germany sells eye-care products, skin treatments, moisturizers, products for men, and cosmetics Continue reading [...]