Many of you may already know, that in a former life I was indeed working within Veterinary medicine. This along with following the yogic path (Ahimsa guy's!), a very loud conscience and the delicate skin of a newborn to consider, prompted me to look a little more closely at the products I consume...
So here goes, this is my tried and tested highly recommended list of go to products which not only save many cute lttle bunny life's but also deliver on their promise ;-)
1.) Awesome skincare starts here -
All DECIEM products, across all brands including The Ordinary, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. DECIEM does not test on animals and does not pay others to do so.
i have had the pleasure of using their facial skincare products now for a few month's and have seen a vast improvement in my skin. My fave product of all is their Skin Buffet Serum.
2.) When an attack of the munchies hits -
Made from just raw fruits and nuts lovingly 'smooshed' together. Containing 100% natural ingredients with no added sugars or syrups, these bars are also wheat, dairy and gluten free, and bursting with yummy goodness. With a soft, chewy texture they fill you up till your next meal and most count towards 1 of your 5 a day too. 100% vegan.
Who can argue with all that goodess on the go, in one handy little bar?!
3.) When dairy is a big NO NO -
What’s not amazing? It’s an option for everyday use because it has been enriched with calcium and vitamins (D, Riboflavin, B12) and includes 1.5% fat from rapeseed and oats. There is no added sugar whatsoever, instead they have made sure that the betaglucans** in this one are strong and as usual great for your heart. 100% vegan.
The added calcium makes this is a great dairy alternative for 1yr + children, I feed this to my little boy and he loves it!
4.) Just because we all want to look pretty -
GOSH Cosmetics does not use animals to test any of their products or ingredients. Neither do they commission others to perform animal tests.
My most beloved GOSH product's right now are their Overnight primer oil and their Strobe n Glow Kit's.
5.) Talking of applying make-up -
EcoTools make the sofest most natural make up brushes, that are cruelty free, tree free (packaging), made from recycled bamboo and of course vegan.
Try any one of their make up brushes, hairbrushes or sponges for satisfying results.
6.) To take care of those on the hop clean up's...your's and babies -
Naty Wet Wipes.
Extra thick, soft and eco-friendly baby wipes lightly scented with aloe for sensitive skin. Made in the UK using materials from sustainably managed forests, the wipes are good for the environment and as they are free from chlorine, alcohol, parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances, they are kind to your's & your baby’s skin. The wipes are compostable, biodegradable, free from animals testing and suitable for vegans.
These are "the bomb" for carrying with you not only for babie's little botty but for cleaning up dirty hands, spillages and for keeping a fresh face in hot weather.
7.) When spring cleaning is a must -
Dr Bronner's All Purpose Cleaner.
If you’re looking for a single cleaner to use everywhere in your home, let it be Dr. Bronner’s All Purpose Cleaner . Equally effective in hard or soft, cold or warm water, the All Purpose cleaner is the perfect option for someone who doesn’t want to think too much about cleaning their home, or doesn’t want a whole cabinet of different cleaning products to go through.
A biodegradable cleaner, it is made from pure fir and spruce essential oils, so it has a powerful clean, but is mild and gentle on skin, and safe to use in areas where pets and kids walk, crawl, and play.
8.) For those hot summer days -
Babyganics Factor 50 Mineral Sunscreen.
With ingredients that both defend against harmful rays and protect against delicate skin, we say go forth and explore everything under the sun!
Formulated without: PABA, phthalates, parabens, fragrances, or nano-particles - Formulated With NeoNourish® Seed Oil Blend: our own blend of tomato, sunflower, cranberry, black cumin and raspberry seed oils - With plant-derived and certified organic ingredients - Perfect for high exposure areas and targeted protection - Broad spectrum SPF 50+ - UVA + UVB Protection - Water resistant (80 minutes) - Tear free & Non-allergenic - Pediatrician & Dermatologist tested - Product not tested on animals
9.) Whatever the mood takes you, all be it sultry, sweet or fresh -
Body Shop Eau De Toilette.
Our sense of smell is tied closely to the part of the brain that is responsible for emotional memories. Because of this, when you pick out a perfume to wear, it’s like choosing which emotions you want to evoke with your signature scent.
The body shop has a scent for every occasion and come in handy "tuck into your purse" size bottles.
10.) When you just need alittle culinary inspiration -
A Vegan Love Story, Book By Tibits.
Beautiful, delicious, innovative vegan dishes for you to try at home. this book is illistrated well and easy to follow, allowing for you to recreate the Tibit's experience within your own home. A place to find inspiration on a weekday night and too spoil yourself rotten over a long weekend, gorging on it's incredible recipes. Enjoy.