Cruelty Free Home

Welcome to my cruelty free home!

Above is a video I did featuring cruelty free products I like to use around the house and on myself.  I don’t think cruelty free should only apply to only beauty products, your whole house could embrace this kind lifestyle!

So in the same order as my videos, here is what can be currently found in my home!

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Monte bianco tooth brush

£4.75 for toothbrush with two heads,£4.50 with 3 set of replacements

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is a range of Eco Friendly Dental Care with toothbrushes and replaceable heads where there is no need to replace your entire toothbrush when the bristles wear out. This helps to minimize the number of plastics you throw away. You buy one set of toothbrush with a reusable handle and then you can buy replacement sets of 3 after that. They come in hard, medium and soft but dentists recommend soft so I have swapped to the soft one recently which is the green nylon bristle heads. The entire toothbrush is also 100% biodegradable. Make sure you get the NYLON ones if you want vegan materials or else the NATURAL ones are actually made of pig hair (what!?) I thought I would stick around with this one but now that I know that they sell pig hair bristles, I would rather go for a brand thats 100% vegan. Still, this was good while it lasted. See how important it is to do your research?

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Kingfisher toothpaste in bicarb soda

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£4.75/100ml

Not tested on animals, Gluten free and GM free. Vegan

No artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives or whiteners. Kingfisher toothpaste is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation.

This is a vegan toothpaste and comes in 8 different varieties. Children’s strawberry (fluoride free), Fennel (with or without fluoride), Mint (with or without fluoride), Aloe Vera (fluoride free), Tea Tree (fluoride free), Baking soda (fluoride free) with mint being my favorite. My husband still has a fear of cruelty free stuff not being as good so he recently ended up being persuaded by the dentist to purchase sensodyne tooth paste (not cf) but sometimes I just have to let it go and try again without being too cruelty free police on him! This has served me very well. It does take a little getting used to at first because you might have a flavor you have been used to but I don’t find these sort natural tooth pastes strange, in fact I really enjoy it!

Ingredients: Glycerin, sodium bicarbonate, aqua, calcium carbonate, sodium lauryl sulfate (natual ore), cellulose gum, mentha piperita (peppermint), mentha viridis (spearmint), limonene.

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Ecover ocean fresh toilet cleaner

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£1.69/750ml

Bottle is 100% recyclable. Ingredients is: Water, Citric Acid, Lauryl Polyglucose, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Perfume, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene and is vegan. I do not consider Ecover cruelty free. Refer to last paragraph on Ecover.

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Deep steep hand washes in tangerine melon and lavender chamomile

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$6.95/8oz

No Parabens * No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate * No Mineral Oil
* No Artificial Fragrances * No Chemical Preservatives
* Gluten Free * Not Tested On Animals * Vegan

Lavendar&Chamomile Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Infusion of Organic Herbs; Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Rice Protein, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Natural, Citric Acid.

Tangerine&Melon Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Infusion of Organic Herbs; Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Rice Protein, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Natural, Citric Acid.

This is an absolutely lovely handwash. I only started using this recently and it smells just like what they say is in the bottle! It makes 100% of the smell on your hands go away and if you have a hand full of makeup after applying foundation with your hands, that all comes off too. yay!

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Preserve razors

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handle made of recycled yogurt cups comes with two replacement blades. Titanium-covered blades feature a Vitamin E and aloe lubrication strip for added comfort. The lubricant strip is vegan and gluten free. You can purchase replacement blades in a set of 3. I am not 100% sold on this, I am definitely sticking to this because its environmentally friendly and its cruelty free but I won’t lie, I miss my Gillette Venus abit. Full review to come.

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Moom organic hair removal kit in with rose essence

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$19.95/170g

Hypoallergenic. 100% organic and food grade ingredients. Made with Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Chamomile Tea, Organic Lemon Juice, And Organic Rose Oil. Rinses away with water and easy to remove from warmers, towels, sheets, fabric strips and any other surface with warm water. NO chemicals, perfumes or artificial substances in MOOM. Containers and jars are recyclable. I like this wax and it comes with reusable strips that can be washed easily. I am not an expert on it yet but its a great product, and also comes in easy to use prewaxed strips ($8.99) that I like to use for my moustache *blush*

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Cottons overnight pads with wings

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£2.49/10 pads

Cottons are a fragrance free range of natural feminine hygiene products including tampons, panty liners & sanitary pads made from 100% fragrance free first-grade natural cotton. Suitable for sensitive skin and is breathable and hypo-allergenic. Excellent product.

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Human+Kind Body wash&Shampoo

€7.95/250ml

This is supposed to work as both a shampoo and body wash but its not so great as a shampoo but is a lovely body wash. Pricy though! Cool looking packaging. Vegan.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Sodium chloride, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, Citric acid, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange) oil, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Sodium benzoate, Panthenol, Potassium sorbate, Ficus carica (Fig) fruit extracts, Vitis vinifera (Grape) fruit extract, Isopropyl alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Helianthis annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Beta-carotene, Hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, Glyceryl distearate, Glyceryl stearate, Limonene.

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Weleda creamy citrus body wash

It turns out they sell their products in China so I will be 200% discontiuing purchasing their products. This is why I am so glad I started blogging, I end up doing more research than I ever have before and I didn’t realize until I was looking for more information that Weleda is selling in China. Really annoying but I had only bought two body washes from them so I wont miss them at all!

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Lernberger Stafsing Colored Hair Shampoo

189SEK/250ml

Great shampoo, not much else to say apart from that. This is a swedish company with excellent customer service! I know it is cruelty free from my correspondence with them but I have to look into ingredients to figure out if this is a vegan product or not.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Distearate, Sodium laureth-5 Carboxylate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Coco-Glucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-4, Laureth-16, Potassium Sorbate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-52, Polyquaternium-53, Butylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape ) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Keratin, Alcohol Denat., Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract*, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract*, Aframomum Melegueta (African Pepper) Seed Extract*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract*, Sorbic Acid.
* LS Supercomplex.

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100% pure recycled plastic both sponge

Recycled things make me happy! and this body sponge is as good as any loofah out there. Current and future favorite! I also love that 100% pure is cruelty free with lots of vegan products and their customer service is ace!  Made of 100% recycled plastic.

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Lernberger Stafsing Primer

179SEK/200ml

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• Paraben free • Color Protection with UV protection • Thermal Protection
• Scalp revitalizing • LS Super Complex

Recommended for all hair types. I have been using this for a few weeks now and is really great to prep your hair for heat products like your blow dryer and hair straighteners. I would never apply heat on my hair without protecting it first and this does a wonderful job and leaves a nice healthy shine behind. I have to check ingredients if they are vegan but after contacting them I have come to the conclusion that they are a cruelty free brand.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cyclomethicone (Cyclopentasiloxane), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-8, Allantoin, Parfum (Fragrance), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract*, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract*, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tuber Aestivum (white truffle) Extract, Sodium Cocoylaminoacids, Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Silk, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape ) Seed Extract, Keratin, Aframomum Melegueta (African Pepper) Seed Extract*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Alcohol Denat., Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
* LS Superkomplex.

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Barry M/Face of Stockholm nail polish:

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Both cruelty free. Barry M clearly label their vegan products on their website, Face of stockholm do not but are a cruelty free company.

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Roque Cozzette/Furless brushes:

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Both vegan, both look beautiful and professional. Review to come.

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Alba botanica sunscreen

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$11.49/113g

non-greasy, quick-absorbing, very water resistant (80 minutes), and perfect for daily wear. the hawaiian sunscreen SPF30 smells soooo amazing, if you love pineapples and anything tropical you will fall in love with this. This makes me smile every time I put it on! Cf and vegan.

Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract(1), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract(1), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract(1), Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract(1), Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Isoeugenol, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).

(1)Certified Organic Ingredient

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Crystal body deodorant

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$6.99/100g

Crystal Deodorants are endorsed by Intercommunity Cancer Centers, Memorial Medical Center, Kansas City Cancer Centers, New York Oncology Hematology, Oncologics, Inc., and Oncologics Centre Women because it is a natural and effective solution for their patients. All Crystal deodorants are hypoallergenic, safe for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies. No harsh chemicals (aluminum chlorohydrate), paraben-free, and alcohol-freeMade from all-natural mineral salts, Crystal deodorants neutralize bacteria to prevent body odor from forming. This works fine on me but I don’t have a problem with odour and having to use strong deodorants or anything so I can continue using this with no problems. I don’t think it is strong enough for my stinky husband. ha ha

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Potassium Alum (Natural Mineral Salts) Cellulose (plant derived), Sodium Bicarbonate, Benzoic Acid (natural preservative), Zinc Gluconate (natural preservative)

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Deep Steep grapefruit and bergamot body mist

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$9.95/6oz

No Parabens, No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Fragrances, No Chemical Preservatives, Gluten Free, Not Tested On Animals and Vegan. 100% alcohol free.

Smells nice but I don’t think its long lasting. I want to test this for a bit longer. Review on deep steep products to come.

Ingredients: Aqua, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Infusion of Organic Herbs, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Aroma (Organic and Wildcrafted Aroma Blend), Natural Color.

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Deep Steep rosemary and mint hand cream

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$9.95/2oz

No Parabens, No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Fragrances, No Chemical Preservatives, Gluten Free, Not Tested On Animals and Vegan.

I picked this for my hubby who has dry hands especially during winter and I thought this would be the most masculine scent for him. Smells really good like all the other deep steep products! True to their scent description! Just started using this so in more depth review coming soon!

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Infusion of Organic Herbs; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegan), Glycerin (Vegan), Caprylic Acid (Coconut Fatty Acid), Aroma (Organic and Wildcrafted Aroma Blend), Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Natural, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

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Love&Toast clementine crush body lotion

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$9.99/189g

No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol, retinol, sulfates, or synthetic color. Never animal tested, no animal ingredients.

Smells good, absorbs pretty well but it takes a little while for the cream to fade into your skin. I am going to be honest, I hardly use body lotion. I only use it after I shave but I bought this because I enjoyed their customer service (after asking them about animal testing) and thought the packaging was very cute. I still have so much product to use because of my neglectful skincare but I like this brand a lot.

Ingredients: Water (aqua), glyceryl stearate, glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, fragrance, benzyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, xanthan gum, tocopherols (and) glycine soja (soybean) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, camellia oleifera leaf extract, citrus japonica fruit extract, benzoic acid, sorbic acid, lactic acid.

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Sodasan washing liquid

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$4.95/500ml

no residue of unnecessary chemicals on the dish, free of petrochemical ingredient, no colouring or preservatives, fresh, natural lemon scent. The product only contains plant-based washing substances. The production of the detergent is CO2-neutral. They only use power from Greenpeace energy and thus work 100% free of nuclear power. 30% water, 15-30% coconut oil alcohol sulphate, <5% sugar surfactant, organic vinegar, evaporated salt, lactic acid, citric acid, essential oil.

Ingredients:  Aqua, Sodium Laurylsulfate, Alkylpolyglucoside, Organic Vinegar, Sodium Chloride, Citric acid, Lactic acid, Essential Oils, Citral, Limone, Geraniol.
*from controlled organic cultivation

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Sonnet washing liquid

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€:3.50/1lt

Also a good dish washing liquid.

Sugar surfactants, coconut oil alcohol sulphate, vegetable alcohol (ethanol), natural essential lemongrass oil*, swirled water
* = certified organically grown

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Ecover dishwashing tablets and rinse aid

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(not entirely CF)

Both are vegan but I do not consider this company completely cruelty free. Here is why down below:

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My trouble with Ecover: 

While getting this video ready, I found out that my trusted Ecover products might not be as cruelty free as I had hoped they would be. All I had to do was enter “Ecover animal testing” and I got lots of matches on how Ecover uses Daphnia (water fleas) to test their effect on aquatic life and how they may have (allegedly) used rabbit blood from farmed bunnies to test for removing tough stains. Thats not the only thing, they allegedly refused to sign something called the House Hold Product Standard. This is the globally run certification scheme that guarantees that neither a finished product nor its ingredients have been tested on animals.

I have sent them an e-mail and gotten positive responses, I have 8 standard questions I ask that I have borrowed from humanely chic (okay stole, though I told her that I use her questions as it is because they are SO good) but they left out the Daphnia and the rabbit blood story (well why would they mention it right!) so I went ahead and asked them about 4 questions after that on the rabbit blood rumor and some clarification about their current certification with leaping bunny and if they do still test on daphnias (water fleas) and whats their reasoning behind it. Sorry Ecover but rumors don’t start from nowhere and I just don’t know if I trust you 100%.

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So my channel is going to continue to be about cruelty free beauty products (skin,hair and makeup) but I hope this inspires you to try some eco friendly, vegan or cruelty free products for the home! There are lots of awesome companies out there and there is nothing like feeling good about your impact on the environment and saying no to animal testing in all areas of your life.

Companies I am now avoiding: Ecover, Weleda and Monte Bianco brushes (only because I dont like that they sell pig hair bristles)

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