Cruelty free soaps and shampoos are pretty easy to find if you look at ingredients, labeling and check company websites for information on the products. Many companies will advertise that they are cruelty free in order to gain business from the vegan and vegetarian population. Peta offers a safe company list that is comprised of companies that do not test on animals. The list is company specific, not product specific. This means they only list companies that do not test any of their products on animals. They do not list companies that offer some products that are cruelty free and some products that have been tested on animals.
Many companies offer cruelty free shampoos including:
Other popular cruelty free soaps and companies that offer cruelty free soaps include Kiss My Face, Clearly Natural, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Tom’s of Maine.
Some of these products may contain beeswax. LUSH is a Vegan Society approved company so there are no concerns at all about the definition of cruelty free with these products. Also, some companies do not test their products on animals but they do use ingredients that have been tested on animals. And, some company’s may be owned by parent companies that test on animals.
Individuals will need to decide on what cruelty free means to them in order to find the products that met their needs and expectations. The best ways to find out about a specific product is to research it online, check the Peta website, speak to others who use products with the same concerns as yours, and call the company. Good luck!