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The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Essential Oils

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Essential Oils
Many Logical Harmony readers ask for help finding cruelty-free essential oils. For many people who transition to a cruelty-free beauty routine, switching to cruelty-free essential oils is often something that is far from peoples minds. People are most often focused on ensuring they are finding cruelty-free swaps for their foundations, mascaras, makeup brushes, and other beauty products before looking at products they may also use around the home. A lot of people do use essential oils as a part of their cruelty-free beauty routine too.

That’s why I decided to create this guide to cruelty-free essential oils. By nature, essential oils are usually not only cruelty-free but also vegan-friendly as they are a highly concentrated version of the oils found in plants. However, not all brands who make essential oils are cruelty-free. This guide makes it easy to ensure you are shopping for essential oils from cruelty-free brands!

Some popular cruelty-free essential oils & essential oil accessories are:

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Miakoda Ethical Fashion Try-On & Haul

Miakoda Ethical Fashion Try-On & Haul

Fashion isn’t something you’ve seen much of here on Logical Harmony, but I want to start expanding the content here and working it in where possible. I get a lot of requests for showing vegan fashion and I’ve been posting more outfits on Instagram lately. It’s been fun to try a new kind of content out. Recently I worked with Miakoda on a sponsored try-on video and wanted to share it here as well.

I’ve been wearing Miakoda for a while and love their pieces. They are a small brand run in New York City where everything is eco-friendly, sustainably and ethically made. What I love about them is that their entire brand is built around being comfortable. I feel like this means not just in their clothing, but also in your skin. 

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Lifestyle, Nail Care, Skincare

What’s the Difference Between Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

What's the Difference Between Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “What’s the Difference Between Cruelty-Free and Vegan?”

A lot of people have different definitions of what cruelty-free and vegan mean, and a different understanding of the difference between cruelty-free and vegan. It can be especially difficult when you first go cruelty-free. Personal definitions, however, do not always match up with terms that brands often use.

I get a lot of emails and comments from people who are upset and confused because they were told all cruelty-free brands are also vegan, or because they didn’t realize that a brand can say they are vegan but still test on animals.

As a consumer, it’s really important to understand how brands use these terms so that you can make the best purchasing decision to align with what you want to support.

In this post, I explain the difference between cruelty-free and vegan. I also explain and how they may be used by brands. It’s important to understand how brands use them because it can help you navigate the cruelty-free beauty industry better.

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My Living Room Tour & Makeover with Article Vegan-Friendly Furniture!

My Living Room Tour & Makeover with Article Vegan-Friendly Furniture!

Recently we moved to a new house, in a new city, in a new state. It seemed like a great time to start creating more lifestyle content, and I’m really excited to be partnering with Article to create my dream living room! I had a vision in mind and they provided some amazing articles to help me make it a reality.

It’s been a while since things here on Logical Harmony got personal, and I’m excited to do more of that in 2019. You’ll continue to see all the same content focused on cruelty-free beauty, but I’ll be adding in more personal posts and lifestyle posts as well. I’m really excited to share my living room tour with you! I’m just so happy with how it turned out.

My Living Room Tour & Makeover with Article Vegan-Friendly Furniture!

Working from home, it can be tough to have a space that’s the perfect mix of style and function. Especially when it’s a small space like what we have. It can also be really hard to unplug from work when you work from home. Everywhere becomes a workspace I really wanted to have an area where work was optional and the main function was relaxing, reading a book, being with the cats, and just spending some time unplugged.

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Lifestyle, Nail Care, Skincare

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora (Updated for 2019!)

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora

This list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora will help make shopping easier for you!

Finding cruelty-free brands at Sephora is a struggle for many. For many consumers, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skincare, and hair care. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora can be a challenge. Sephora carries so many brands and it can be a little overwhelming to figure out which are cruelty-free and which are not.

If you’re looking for cruelty-free makeup, you can use this guide to shop online, download the list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora to your phone, or even print the list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora to take with you into the store.

Best selling cruelty-free products at Sephora:

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Want to Own a Piece of a Cruelty-Free Company?

Want to Own a Piece of a Cruelty-Free Company?
If you’re a consumer in the cruelty-free beauty space, you’ve come across Petit Vour at least once. They are likely the most well-known and popular cruelty-free beauty box subscription out there. Their online marketplace makes finding cruelty-free beauty products, home goods, and fashions easier than ever. Petit Vour was originally founded in 2012 by Madeline Alcott and Ryan Miner as a beauty subscription box.

We started Petit Vour with the hope of creating a beautiful space that showcased the very best of cruelty-free and vegan beauty. We wanted to make the discovery process super accessible and fun, but also wanted to prove that you don’t need to sacrifice performance or aesthetic when choosing cruelty-free. There are fantastic options and we made it our job to find them.

Petit Vour is known for picking not just cruelty-free brands and vegan products, but also for having really high-quality products that fit current beauty trends. The subscription box model grew quickly and allowed them to expand. It quickly evolved into a large online marketplace for cruelty-free brands carrying Logical Harmony Approved favorites like Au Naturale, 100% Pure, Eye of Horus, Lily Lolo, Ursa Major, OSEA, and many others.

If you’ve been reading Logical Harmony for a long time, you’ll remember when I curated a beauty box with them. Years later, I am still a part of their affiliate program and a customer as well. It’s been really excited to see how it’s changed, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.

As they have grown and evolved over the years, they are now at a point where they are wanting to take the next steps. Through their WeFunder campaign, you have the chance to own a small piece of this quickly growing cruelty-free brand. I was curious about what this campaign meant for Petit Vour as a whole, for the future of the brand, and for those who invested. I figured that if I had these questions, others would as well.

I had a good talk with Petit Vour co-founders Madeline Alcott and Ryan Miner about what this campaign means for Petit Vour, and what it means for those looking to own a piece of this cruelty-free company.

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