How are you all on this fine winters Sunday????
I thought I would share with you all my Cruelty Free shopping. Basically, what this means is I only buy products that have not been tested on animals, and whose ingredients in the products have not been tested on animals either. I have been doing a lot of research into this, from such sites as BUAV and PETA, and have found a whole range of products out there which are cruelty free.
For things like kitchen cleaner, laundry detergent ect…. I am only going to buy and use Astonish products, which are cheap, BUAV approved and contain no ingredients in them which have been tested on animals, and the CO OP’s own brand cleaning products, which are ditto Astonish.
And for things like cosmetic, make up, fragrance, ect…. I am only going to use Superdrug, M&S or again, the CO OPs own brands, as all are BUAV approved, so nothing in their products has been tested on animals.
it is so easy these days to buy and use only cruelty free products, loads of companies are going cruelty free, all you have to do is look for the Leaping Bunny symbol. I would recommend only buying products that have been BUAV approved, as companies that have just stuck on their products ‘Not Tested On Animals’, may have ingredients in their products which have actually been tested on animals. I dont have to tell you the horrors that go on in the world of animal testing, I am sure you all know already, but perhaps you did not know just how easy it is to go Cruelty Free, just stick to those companies listed above and you cant go wrong
Also, those companies make really wonderful products at affordable prices, I went shopping the other day and only bought Cruelty Free products, I found it cheap and easy to do….
The Superdrug moisturiser is a dream to use, it smells lovely, absorbs easily and leaves my skin feeling so soft and lovely, I love it And all the products I bought from Superdrug are suitable for vegetarians (like me) and vegans, so they contain no animal by products at all, an added bonus!!!!
So please, go cruelty free.
Oh, and one last thing, John and I have stopped using PG Tips tea, Lyons Tea and Liptons Tea as all of these tea companies test on animals, yes, you read right, they are now testing tea on animals, and not by making them drink the tea, no, by doing awful, horrendous things to the animals (I wont say what, as it is disturbing, but if you want to know, you can easily find out on the web, just type in tea tested on animals), they test the tea to back up their claims of health benefits, which is ridiculous, as things that may be beneficial to our health, may not be to an animals health, so it is totally pointless. We only buy Typhoo tea now, who have gave written conformation that they do not test on animals, as has Tesco tea and Twinings tea, so there are alternatives to animal cruelty.
Even some pen inks are tested on animals, BIC are notorious for testing on animals, so I will not be buying BIC products any more, nor will I ever be buying any Proctor and Gamble products, as they are really notorious for testing on animals, they even test their Duracel batteries on animals!!!! Proctor and Gamble make so many well known household brands like Ariel and even Pringles crisps, so if you want to boycott them (which I am doing) just look at the list of products they make and so not buy them.
Even things like sanitary towels and toilet roll are tested on animals, but I have found out that Velvet toilet roll, and Andrex toilet roll does not test on animals, nor does the CO OP, so I will be buying our toilet roll from one of those, and my sanitary products from Superdrug or CO OP, so I know they are cruelty free. Oh, and for all you crocheters and knitters out there, please be warned that some wool from Austrialia is very cruelly obtained, again, I wont go into details as it is very horrendous and disturbing, if you want to find out more (please be warned, the following links are graphic), please click on this link, this link and this link (please be warned, the links are disturbing and graphic), so just stick to buying acylic or British obtained wool, and you will be fine.
Really, there are so many products tested on animals, but for every product out there which is tested on a defenceless, innocent animal, there are many that do not, it just takes a little time, look at your product before you buy it to see if it is Cruelty Free, do some research online to find out what is and what is not tested on animals, it only takes a little time, but if you do this, perhaps one day, animal testing for cosmetics and household products will be abolished.
Okey dokey, rant over, lol
Note:- the last pic of the blanket, the blanket is folded in half, it is twice this size, but it is so big, it would not fit in the studio backdrop, hence why it is folded
And here is You Little Monkey, who is my own design …
I have bought some lovely wool….
Okey doeky, I am going to go now, but just before I do, let me show you what book I am currently reading…
I love Miss Marple, and this book is a pleasure to read
I am going to relax and get ready for LRTC tonight, yay!!! Oh, and its official, this is to be the last series of it ever to be made!!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your lovely comments
Take care everyone, bye for now