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How To Find Out If Products Are Cruelty Free and Vegan

How To Find Out If Products Are Cruelty Free and Vegan
Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about people realizing that products labeled “cruelty free” aren’t actually so. It’s been covered by Glamour and the New York Times. With the rise of popularity of these products, a lot of brands are throwing on the label just to make a quick buck. “Cruelty free” is now a marketing term for a lot of brands instead of the ethical stance that it should be.

Did you know that the FDA doesn’t actually regulate the use of these phrases? What one company calls “cruelty free” can mean that their product isn’t tested on animals at any step and neither are their ingredients. Yet what another company calls “cruelty free” can mean that only the finished product isn’t tested on animals, but it was during the production and/or contains ingredients that have been. This is why it’s so important to educate yourself on what it means to use animal friendly products. There are third-party companies that verify this information, like Leaping Bunny, but I think it’s always good to find out for yourself.

While Logical Harmony covers both cruelty free and vegan products, I have to be honest about the fact that I only use vegan products. I cover cruelty free products because I realize that not everyone is ready to live a vegan lifestyle. I want to create an open dialogue with my readers and make everyone feel included. I also think that everyone has to start somewhere and buying cruelty free is better than nothing. However, with this becoming a hot issue, I do want to make sure that people realize cruelty free just means there was no animal testing. These products often contain animal ingredients that an animal did have to die for. They are by no means actually free from cruelty to animals.

In this post, I’ll show you How To Find Out If Products Are Animal Friendly. This is something that I do with everything I use. Not only are my cosmetics, hair care products and household cleaning products vegan, but so are my toothbrush and razor. It takes a little extra work, but knowing that your products are truly animal friendly is well worth it. I go through all of these steps with everything I use. I think it’s really important to be educated about what you are using and to be able to stand behind the products and brands you use.

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How To Make Your Own Bronzer

How To Make Your Own Bronzer

If you like to be bronzed, then check out this quick and easy way to make your own bronzer! Personally, I love being bronzed. Whether it’s by using self tanner, powder bronzer or both. A lot of celebrities, such as Ashley Olsen, love their bronzer too. There’s something so great about being able to breathe a little life into your winter makeup routine with bronzer. Thanks to PETA, I can now share with you how to make your own bronzer.

What you need :

  • Cocoa or cinnamon powder
  • Powdered sugar or baby powder
  • An old mineral makeup sifter jar or an old compact

Mix the ingredients together in small amounts until you have reached your desired shade. Mixing it yourself let’s you have it be as light or dark as you would like. To make it darker, add more cocoa or cinnamon powder. To make it lighter, add more sugar or baby powder. Once it’s your desired shade, pour it into your container and you’re good to go!

For the baby powder, good animal friendly option is Baby Bee Dusting Powder from Burt’s Bees. It’s both cruelty free and vegan. If you choose to use powdered sugar, try using Florida Crystals. They don’t use animal bones to filter the sugar like most common brands do. Or, better yet, make your own! You can make vegan powdered sugar by combining 2 cups of vegan granulated sugar with 2 tbsp cornstarch, then mix in a food processor.

Images & Source : WeHeartIt & PETA