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, etc 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!
If you are new to essential oils, I strongly suggest spending some time researching them before introducing them into your home or beauty routine. Certain oils need to be mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or vitamin e, to be used on the skin. Others can be applied without being diluted. Some may also be potentially irritating to pets or children. I would advise against using essential oils internally. A lot of companies who sell essential oils have a lot of information on their websites but it may be helpful to pick up a book too.
If you want to learn more about essential oils and how to use them, I would suggest picking up the following books:
- Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
- Modern Essentials: The Complete Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
- The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
What brands make Cruelty-Free Essential Oils?
The following brands are all cruelty-free and offer cruelty-free essential oils. While they are cruelty-free, some of these brands offer other products that are not vegan. This list will be kept as up to date as possible but brands may change their ingredient source or may not have all cruelty-free makeup brushes, so be sure to read ingredients before purchasing. Brands that are 100% vegan are noted.
- Aura Cacia
- EO Products
- Mountain Rose Herbs
- Now Products
- Plant Therapy
- Well Scent
What are your favorite vegan and cruelty-free essential oils? Are there any brands you’d like to see on the list?. Leave a comment below and let me know!
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