From kitchen counter cleaners to your beauty bag must-haves, these vegan and plant-based products not only help support your clean-living lifestyle but they also help you feel good about using them around children and pets because you’re avoiding choosing harsh chemicals which can be harmful. As a bonus, you’re also helping the planet and supporting companies that care by opting for more eco-friendly options.
As you’re shopping for plant-based foods, take a turn down the beauty aisle and seek out “all-natural” vegan beauty, plant-based shampoos and conditioners, and straight-from-the-earth clay masks. Then check out the plant-based laundry detergents, dishwashing liquids and surface cleaners. If the goal is “clean, chemical-free, cruelty-free and planet friendly,” here is what you should look for.
As more and more companies are working to support a vegan and plant-based way of life, you want to be able to distinguish between “greenwashing” and the real thing. Greenwashing is when companies use an aesthetic that adopts different characteristics such as rustic packaging and images of nature to get consumers to subconsciously associate the product as being eco-friendly, when in fact it is not as environmentally conscious as the company wants you to believe. (To make an eco-friendly bedroom, stick to these techniques.)
These 5 tips will help you be a smart shopper. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to become a more conscious consumer.
Skincare and beauty are probably the areas you’re likely to examine right after your food, as part of a plant-based lifestyle. That’s because once you’re aware of what you’re putting in your body, you start wondering what you’re putting on it. Deciding to stay away from chemicals like phthalates and sulfates on your skin is a good start.
One thing to note is that vegan labeling is separate from cruelty-free labeling: A product could indicate that it contains “no animal ingredients,” which would mean no ingredients are derived from animals, but they may still test on animals, so always look for the Leaping Bunny logo to ensure that no such testing takes place.
These vegan brands are your best bet if you’re looking to green your beauty routine:
Whether you’re looking for chemical-free, eco-friendly products to get the job done or you want to support a brand that doesn’t conduct animal testing or use animal products, these vegan cleaning products get even the dirtiest jobs done.
If you’re considering feeding your furry friend a vegan diet to match your own, check with your veterinarian first on whether it’s safe for your pet and how to best go about doing it. While it may be possible for some animals, it is not for others, and if you get the go-ahead from your vet they may still need to take specific vitamins to help meet their dietary needs.
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