It’s a sad reality: many of the products in your bathroom and kitchen were created using testing on animals. When conducted irresponsibly, animal testing can lead to unnecessary pain and distress for the animal. It’s not all bad news, though; there are plenty of companies that have taken a stance against this type of testing, creating effective, cruelty-free products. Here are seven animal-friendly companies we love.
You probably know Burt’s Bees for its amazingly addictive and soothing lip balms. But did you know this Clorox subsidiary also has a firm policy that forbids testing on animals? Burt’s Bees donates 10% of website sales to a foundation that supports various charitable initiatives.
Focused on earth-friendly practices and botanically-based ingredients, Arbonne International offers a full line of personal beauty and health products. We also love Arbonne’s Independent Consultant program, which empowers women to transform their lives by building their own business as an Arbonne representative.
We were thrilled when Method products began popping up on mainstream store shelves a few years back. This company produces everything you need for a fresh-feeling home, from soaps to scented candles, none of which are made using animal testing. They also work to produce bottles made with 100% recycled plastic.
This cosmetic maker known for its luxurious “bath bombs” takes an active role working to end animal cruelty. Lush takes its cruelty-free policy very seriously, refusing to buy raw materials from companies who have tested on animals within the last five years.
When considering animal cruelty, we often think of cosmetics. But the creation of office supplies, specifically glue, often involves animal cruelty and testing too. Weldbond makes a great all-purpose glue that contains no animal ingredients and works on almost all surfaces.
You might associate the name Abercrombie and Fitch with shirtless men in fashionable jeans (and hey—there’s nothing wrong with that!). In fact, the popular clothing retailer also offers a full line of cruelty free fragrances available in stores and online.
We love Aveda’s luxe shampoos and hypo-allergenic skincare products, and we were even more excited when we found out the salon line is cruelty free to boot. Most of Aveda’s products are concocted with botanical ingredients, which keep your hair and skin smelling and feeling great.