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A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide To Cruelty Free Living

Written by Nancy

Adopting a vegan diet is a part of maintaining a cruelty free lifestyle, but there’s more to it than just changing your diet. There are so many easy ways that the everyday Joe or Jill can start living cruelty-free.

1. Avoid wasting plastic bottles.

Plastic is severely harmful for the Earth in all its forms; when it’s manufactured and when it’s disposed.

Since it’s created primarily from fossil fuels, its inception in itself directly impacts climate change.

Secondly, plastic is immortal. The first plastic toothbrush ever created is likely still stuck in Mother Earth’s lungs somewhere, polluting it, because plastic does not decompose.

While you can definitely reuse plastic bottles, cruelty-free brands and organizations recommend limiting the use of plastic entirely and switching to affordable, eco-friendly alternatives.

2. Make recycling an easy-to-do part of your life

This can be as easy as switching from a plastic toothbrush to a bamboo toothbrush.

A pioneer cruelty-free hygiene company Naked Company prides itself on its ingredients being “naked” to the public.

Among their range of eco-friendly oral hygiene products, they have designed an incredibly affordable, easy-grip Bamboo toothbrush to help you easily start living cruelty-free.

And don’t worry, they created the Bamboo toothbrush to be Panda friendly!

You can also take a nice bubble bath using their plastic free bubble bars and switch to their  toothpaste tablets.

3. Check cosmetics before you buy or use them

Too many cosmetic brands today test on animals before releasing their products to the public.

This horrible practice is so widespread it can be challenging to find ways to counteract it.

Fortunately, you still can and many of the people who choose to show compassion and empathy to animals do.

Make sure to research the brands to see if they use palm oil or test on animals for their products.

Foreseeing this need, Naked Company also created a reusable swab which can be used as a regular cotton bud and is also recommended by them for makeup application.

In conclusion, living cruelty free isn’t as challenging as it can seem from a narrow lens.

You can show compassion and empathy to animals and Mother Earth as well as live your everyday life without thinking about it too much.

The best thing you can do in addition to modifying your own everyday practices is to spread the word, especially if you care about animal welfare and want to make a difference.

Be sure to share this article with those you think it will help.

Happy cruelty-free living!

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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