Cruelty-free vs Vegan
I know it's confusing but cruelty-free and vegan are not the same. I know how it goes - you're out at the grocery store and you pick up a bottle of lotion and see that it has the cute little jumping bunny logo. You think, "oh, it's vegan!" I mean nobody could promise to be cruelty-free if they actually use animal ingredients right?
Alas...that is not quite the definition of cruelty-free. Cruelty-free only means that the company doesn't test on animals or commission animal tests after a specific cut-off date when they were first licensed (doesn't mean they won't promise never to do it again, btws). And that's it.
Cruelty-free is important, but it doesn't mean that a product is vegan. It can still contain animal products. And vice versa. A product may be marked vegan, but it may have been tested on animals; and, more often than not, those tests were required by government regulations 🤨.
Of course, the best thing to look for is an item that is both vegan and cruelty-free. Which is exactly what I look for when adding products to my store. I've made sure to stock vegan, cruelty-free items for you to enjoy 😊. From soap to cleaning supplies, you'll find vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable products to help you live your best life. So you never have to stand in the grocery store agonizing over lotion ever again!