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Are you looking for recommendations or interested in the latest Leaping Bunny certified products? This blog is for you.  We review Leaping Bunny certified products, ranging from beauty, personal care, and household products, and provide you with the necessary information to help you make informed purchases.

The Leaping Bunny Program set the gold standard for certifying companies cruelty-free and free of animal testing.  We work closely with brands to help make shopping for animal-friendly products accessible and trustworthy.  Check out the shopping guide for our ever expanding list of cruelty-free companies.  The power is in the consumer and we hope to provide you with the tools to shop cruelty-free.

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October 20, 2016

Z Natural Life is a Leaping Bunny certified company that specializes in natural deodorant. Their gel formula is packaged in a tube with a rounded applicator, which makes application super simple and mess-proof. With ingredients including witch hazel, sunflower oil, and botanical essential oils, this product is perfect for individuals sensitive to natural deodorant that contains baking soda. The scents are light, unisex, and appeal to a wide variety of individuals. The clean scent (pictured) is a mixture of jasmine, grapefruit and vanilla. The sport formula is fragranced with lemongrass, mandarin orgain, and tangerine. Lastly, fresh is lightly fragranted with citrus and sage.

This deodorant is wonderful for everyone, especially individuals looking to switch to natural deodorant, enjoy light scents, are sensitive to baking soda formulations, and prefer a mess free application. It will leave you feeling (and smelling) fresh all day. Check out Z Natural Life here and also take a peak at their body powder line.

October 13, 2016

Black Tie Market is a Leaping Bunny certified company specializing in bath and body products that are both beautifully formulated and deliciously scented. Their products range from lip scrubs and polishing scrubs to soap bars and facial mist. In particular, the range of fragrances are unique and fun. Not only do they have their everyday scents including sweet roll + cinnamon, oak + bourbon, vanilla + arabica, and anise + pepper, they currently have a delicious fall collection which includes pumpkin spice latte, buttered praline, cinnamon crab apple, frosted pumpkin, and roasted fall figs.

One of their products that deserves special attention is the Sprinkles + Buttercream Lathering Sugar Scrub. The ingredients include shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and camellia seed oil, and smells absolutely delicious. Adding to the charm is the fact that there are little colored grains which are reminiscent of sprinkles within the scrub. This product is wonderful for everyone, especially for individuals that are opposed to conventional sugar scrubs that leave the tub slippery after use. This formula is a light exfoliant that can be used daily, dissolves easily on the skin, and leaves behind a subtle, sweet scent. Additionally, it does not leave any residue in the shower. 

Check out the various mouth watering scents available in the Lathering Sugar Scrub. They also have gift sets that contain a variety of both their house scents and fall scents, which is perfect for you to give a loved one or for yourself in order to try an array of their amazing scents.

September 28, 2016

Handmade household products and fragrances made with high-quality ingredients, featuring original scents and wrapped in beautiful packaging. Village Common Mercantile is a Leaping Bunny certified company that is both unique and homegrown. Take one look at their website and you will find products that are both inspired and created with great thought and care. Products are grouped by their featured scents, which are named after locations of significance to the creators and include South of Monterey, Appalachia, and Sweet Atchafalaya.

The South of Monterey Essential Oil Environmental Spray is an earthy mixture of eucalyptus, basil, and lavender. Created with only a few ingredients- witch hazel extract, distilled water, and 100% natural oils, this product is a safe and effective way to bring the scent of the great outdoors into your home. You can even use it on your body. Village Common Mercantile also has a selection of 100% soy wax candles infused with 100% natural essential oils and coconut oils as an additional way to enjoy their unique scents in your home.

August 30, 2016

Eyebrow grooming is very much a personal preference for a great number of individuals. Some prefer an all-natural look, while others regularly get them shaped by a waxer or threader. However, there are also those that do not trust their eyebrows with anyone and leave shaping to themselves. Although one can go in with tweezers to eliminate any stray hairs and accentuate their natural shape, it can be aggravating, painful, and time consuming. For individuals wanting to speed up their brow grooming routine with a super easy to use, precise, and painless product, Parissa has exactly what you need.

Parissa Brow Shaper consists of mini wax strips that are perfect to place above and below your eyebrows for shaping arches. They also remove both thick and tiny hairs quickly and effectively. One strip is plenty for each area and does not require multiple applications. It is simple, does not require hot wax, and can be done in a hurry. Since the strips are so small, they are perfect for traveling when you need a touch up. Your eyebrow grooming routine will forever improve by incorporating these strips into your life.

August 25, 2016

In the saturated market of all-natural, cruelty-free household products, it can be difficult for companies to stand out from all of the rest. Earthy is one brand that has no trouble distinguishing itself as one-of-a-kind with products consumers can trust. From its formulations, to scents, to design, Earthy understands the big picture and takes the entire package into consideration. Products range from hand soap and laundry, to home and dish cleaners. Earthy even has a small line of of items in the healthy eating category of olives and olive oil. The packaging is colorful, minimal, and energetic. Additionally, the variety of scents is very fresh and original and includes rosemary mint, grapefruit pomegranate, white cedarwood, cucumber lime, and Leaping Bunny favorite, petigrain. One of the aspects that sets Earthy apart from the rest is each product ingredient list has the origin of each ingredient in parenthesis next to it. Although the entire product line is phenomenal, below are a few favorites:

Glass cleaner | Created with a traditional, unscented formula, this product is perfect for individuals sensitive to fragrance. Not only does it work on glass, windows, and mirrors, it can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner for metal, vinyl, and linoleum. 

Hand soap | The rosemary mint scent is light and refreshing. It is perfect to keep next to your kitchen sink and is available in a very generous 17 fluid ounce size. It quickly and effectively washes your hands during and after food preparation and does not dry out the skin.

Laundry detergent | This laundry detergent effectively cleans clothes with the use of bio-based, plant-derived non-toxic ingredients, and an enzyme blend. The petigrain fragrance is very original and has an herbal scent. The essential oil is actually extracted from the leaves and green twigs of the bitter orange tree.

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