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It is easier than ever to shop cruelty-free!

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.



Cruelty-Free Product Reviews

July 12, 2016

Let's face it. Removing makeup is a tedious task. Although there are a wide variety of makeup removers on the market, it can be difficult to find one that is safe, effective, all-natural, and cruelty-free. 

Thesis Beauty has a wonderfully effective makeup remover with an oil base. The formula is very gentle and made with the beneficial ingredients of jojoba oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, rosemary extract, sweet orange essential oil, spearmint essential oil, and rosemary essential oil. All of the ingredients are organic and gentle, which is especially important for the eye area. The scent is a lovely rosemary scent and helps to relax you after a long day. Removing makeup will never be fun, but this product makes it a more soothing and meditative experience.

July 05, 2016

Bar soap is perhaps one of the most boring products in a personal care routine. It can be difficult to shake things up and make soap fun and exciting from a company's perspective. Why mess with the norm, right? Well, sometimes it's good to deviate from the norm.

Antiquity Body Care has created a line of vegan, cruelty-free shea butter soaps in a wide variety of colors and scents, in a fun, oversized shape. Infused with essential oils including frankincense, patchouli, tea tree, lavender, coffee bean, eucalyptus, and citrus, there is a soap for nearly any preference. There is also a Blank Slate unscented soap for individuals who prefer no fragrance. The bright, vibrant colors are made with natural earth clays, mineral pigments, micas, and oxides and are all-natural. This soap is super gentle and perfect for individuals with dry or sensitive skin. Although the majority of the soaps contain essential oils, the scent is very light and not overwhelming. Not only is this soap great for people of all ages, it has the potential to make bath time more fun for kids. Both the Athena Owl (made with frankincense) and Poseidon Sea (made with lemongrass, dulse, and pink himalayan sea salt) are wonderfully gentle yet effective. In the Poseidon Seal, the addition of the pink himalayan sea salt creates the perfect gentle exfoliator. The next formulation I am looking forward to trying is the Hermes Caffeinated Coffee Bean, which also contains cocoa powder!

June 28, 2016

When striving for an all-natural, cruelty-free household, discovering an effective laundry detergent can be a difficult task. Clothes easily get dirty and it's imperative to have a detergent that remove stains. In addition, many laundry detergents contain harsh chemicals that are not exactly earth-friendly or people-friendly. Something people often forget is that clothes that are washed in unnatural ingredients are then worn against the skin, causing irritation. 

Boulder Clean creates a laundry detergent that families and individuals can feel save using. Its product is tough on stains and is biodegradable. It does not contain phosphates, dyes, EDTA, NTA, gluten, formaldehyde, artificial fragrances, animal ingredients, and toxic chemicals. This detergent smells like orange from the "Citri-Lift" Stain Removal Technology which consists of orange oil to lift greasy stains, enzymes to remove tough stains, and suspending agents that send soil down the drain. This product is safe, effective, and a wonderful all-natural, eco-friendly, people-friendly laundry detergent option.

June 21, 2016

A decision many individuals make is the switch to natural household cleaners. The market is quickly expanding with new additions to meet the demand. However, it can be difficult to find products that are safe, effective, and contain ingredients that are both natural and easy to pronounce.

inVitamin provides a wide array of personal care and household products, boasting formulations with recognizable ingredients. Their Natural Cleaning Spray in sulfate-free, and formulated with natural surfactants and therapeutic-grade essential oils. The end result is an effective cleaner and disinfectant without the negative effects of harsh chemicals. The ingredients include organic coconut oil, rosemary leaf extract, and a custom blend of pure essential oils. Spraying this cleaner releases a comforting aroma of eukalyptus leaf and rosemary. Not only is this product an effective all-natural cleaner, but doubles as aromatherapy. Children's toys can also be cleaned and disinfected by mixing one teasponn in a half-gallon of warm water. There is nothing better than products with multiple uses!

June 14, 2016

Some people do not want fluoride in their toothpaste. While fluoride-free toothpaste has become popular in the natural personal care product market, finding a reliable option can be difficult. Luckily, hello has recently developed a line of fluoride-free toothpaste so that customers with all different preferences can enjoy their products.

Rather than fluoride, hello's fluoride-free toothpaste contains aloe vera, erythritol, and xylitol to help clean, whiten, and remove plaque. Unlike some other fluoride-free toothpastes, hello's version leaves your mouth feeling refreshed and teeth throroughly cleaned. It is super creamy and distributes throughout the mouth very easily, which makes cleansing a breeze. The formula is available in two flavors- natural sweet mint and natural watermelon for children. The sweet mint flavor is different than most traditional mint toothpastes, and is extremely fresh tasting. hello's fluoride-free toothpaste is a wonderful option for both adults and children with a preference for fluoride-free toothpaste or interest in trying newly developed options. Another great thing about hello is their cheerful branding, which appeals to children and makes oral care fun. Plus, what child (or adult) wouldn't love watermelon flavored toothpaste?