What does a toothbrush have to do with being vegan? A lot actually. Most commercial toothbrushes are owned by companies that test their products on animals. And the plastic they use is highly toxic. Radius is a small, environmentally conscious and animal friendly company that requires statements from all supplies that they they do not do any testing on animals. They are Leaping Bunny and Cruelty-Free certified. I picked one up at Whole Foods and I am now obsessed with brushing my teeth. If you're still using a drugstore toothbrush or a freebie your dentist gave you, it's time for an upgrade. $8.95 on Amazon. A little more expensive than drugstore brands, but Radius makes their toothbrushes to last a lot longer.
I wish that I had known the effects of chemical laden skin care products in my youth. Ah well, live and learn. It was a different time, I suppose. When something said, "Natural" you assumed it was natural. Ha! Well, it's never too late to throw all that junk out and start over with natural cruelty free skin care products.
I love Everyone products, which I pick up at Whole Foods. The body soap can even be used as a face soap and a shampoo! Everyone products are natural and plant based made with pure essential oils. Their products are cruelty free, paraben free, polysorbate free, disodium EDTA free, gluten free, non-GMO verified, and sodium laureate/lauryl sulfate free. $9.99 for 32 oz, also available on their website.
3. Castor Oil
My parents had castor oil around the house growing up, not sure why. Though it's been used since Ancient times for healing. Castor Oil comes from castor seeds. It's good for your skin, but it's super thick and has an unusual smell, so a little goes a long way. I use it in place of a wrinkle cream, dabbing it around my eyes and on my forehead. It's way less expensive too. $4.99 for 8 0z at Vitamin Shoppe.
There are so many great vegan natural products on the market these days, there's no reason to spend your money on products that harm your body, the earth, and animals.
Happy Conscious Consuming!