All posts tagged: cruelty-free

beauty product makeover: cruelty-free body lotion

It is election day.  Things are intense.  CNN has been on since we returned from voting.  I am a responsible citizen and I care about our future. But…I’m so tired of this election.  I am worn out by the negative commercials.  I am irritated by the amount of junk mail I’ve received.  I can’t stand the political stalking of my house phone number.  Apparently, before I returned from work, someone came to my door JUST to makes sure I planned to vote for Elizabeth Warren today.  I am weary of all of the angry candidate bashing on Facebook.  Enough is enough. So, I’m busting out a girly post here to lighten things up.  Who doesn’t love talking about beauty products?  Even better, who doesn’t love using a health and beauty product that is free of any cruelty to animals? In fact, I think I’ll turn this into a series on assessing what I have and how it rates in terms of cruelty-free-ness (or lack thereof). We’ve been a cruelty-free household for many years.  There have been …

cruelty-free baby products

A good friend of mine said it best (in reference to Johnson and Johnson baby wash): “I couldn’t even use it.  How could I put it on my baby’s skin when it has been tested on animals?” I couldn’t agree more.  Our house is a “no animal testing” zone.  Our cleaning products–from laundry to the floors–are earth-friendly and animal-friendly, as are our health and beauty products.  Bonus, these two wonderful qualities tend to go hand-in-hand.  I’ve tried several of the mainstream brands of baby products (some gifted and some I purchased myself) and thought I’d share my faves for your future purchasing decisions. The must-haves You need three simple items when it comes to baby body care.  Soap, lotion, and diaper cream. Soap: Burt’s Bees Bubble Bath (or the combined shampoo/body wash) win.  It isn’t ridiculously sudsy and it smells great.  I do not at all love that Burt’s Bees was purchased by Clorox a few years ago (Clorox is a massive corporation that does test on animals), so I may search for a different …