Shankara's motto is: "Pure Beauty With a Fully Blossomed Consciousness", and they mean every word. Their products are PETA approved, which means zero animal testing. 40 of their 46 products are certified vegan, and the other six are vegetarian (containing milk protein, yogurt, or honey). The company manufactures its line according to ayurvedic principles, using all-natural, biodegradable ingredients. 100 percent of their proceeds fund global non-profit humanitarian projects, implemented by the International Association for Human Values. That's some serious dedication!
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Beauty isn't a matter of size or age -- it's all about how you feel. You'll feel like a goddess when you use Lime Crime's sensational, vegan cosmetics! Every one of their products is completely vegan and cruelty free. This means that Lime Crime uses no carmine (crushed-up beetles), lanolin (derived from sheep's wool), beeswax, or whey. The company is certified by both Leaping Bunny and PETA. They are truly passionate about protecting animals while creating high-quality products to enhance their customers' well-being Continue reading [...]
Sometimes, the best cure for stress is to just relax in a hot tub and let your cares melt away into the bathwater. The Smith and Vandiver company realizes this fact, and have concocted a host of bath products that will ease your anxiety and relax your tired muscles at the same time. All of their bath care offerings are vegan, as are most of their other items. Everything is cruelty-free, so you can chill, knowing that your comfort doesn't come at the expense of animals. Continue reading [...]
Natural body care can be fun, and no one knows this better than Twisted Tomboy. This woman-owned company began in 2012, when the founder's daughter insisted that her mother help her sell homemade lip balms and sugar scrubs. The two of them threw themselves into their new project with a passion. Before long, the founder was selling freshly made beauty care products to resorts, boutiques, grocery chains, and many other places. Continue reading [...]
Modern men are exhibiting an increased interest in plant-based body care products, along with a growing social conscience. We applaud this trend! Olivina Men, a vegetarian, cruelty-free company with its finger on the pulse of male grooming needs, has come on strong during the past couple of years. Most of their products are vegan, and all are of extremely high quality. The company claims that their inspiration comes from the tradition of the craft cocktail. We can get behind anything inspired by craft cocktails, and feel certain many guys will agree. Continue reading [...]
Fresh is best, especially when it comes to beauty care products. Whidbey Island Naturals knows this fact, and they manufacture high-quality offerings with freshness in mind. Their small-batch, all-natural, luxurious soaps and lotions are hand-made on an island in the Pacific Northwest. In 1995, founders David and Kimberley Tiller were inspired by a television program about cold-process soaps. They experienced an "aha" moment, and decided to create their own vegetarian, all-natural, cruelty-free company.
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Juniper Ridge cares about quality. The Oakland-based company makes vegan, wild-crafted perfumes and soaps from real, native-plant sources. They utilize old perfume-making techniques, including distillation, tincturing, and infusion. Their small-batch fragrances are sourced directly on the trails where they originate! You can't get much fresher than that. Juniper Ridge sends employees to places like the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada, in search of the most tantalizing aromas they can find. Continue reading [...]
If you like a bit of affordable indulgence with your vegan beauty care regimen, look no further than A La Maison de Provence! Their soap-making recipe dates back to 1828. Marseille soap masters discovered a method for manufacturing soaps using a slow cooking process that transforms vegetable oils into high quality liquid soaps. The lather is smoother and softer on the skin than traditional products. Amazingly, the same formula is still used, nearly 200 years later. Continue reading [...]
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 [...]