Tips On A Easy Transition To Cruelty Free

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So Congratulations! Because you've made it this far. And like a lot others might say, the first step is the hardest. I know this isn't an intervention but it is a step to living a healthier fulfilled life. But you already know that don't you? You've seen the light and watched the unspoken horrors of what happens to innocent animals and put your foot down against the injustice and cruelty that happens to them in the name of makeup, clothing and skincare.

But first lets go over a quick run down on what is "Cruelty Free"
cruelty-free-definition
(photo via: crueltyfreekitty)

So essentially when it comes not testing cosmetics/commercial products on animals, it is considered cruelty free. The term "Vegan" is also used in cosmetics/skincare but not always will be cruelty free too. Vegan will also be used in labeling non meat products and clothing alternatives.


Now with that all specified; here are some tips to ensure your transition goes smoothly.

Tip #1 : Take Your Time

Unless you're the type of person to just purge all your belongings and get new ones. Firstly, good on you and Secondly, if you have the wallet for it, go right ahead.

But if not, take your time with transitioning. There's no rush in how long it should take for you to be completely cruelty free. Do it at your own pace and swap only when your ready to swap.


Tip #2 : Use Shopping Guides


I can't tell you how many times I always reference back to my guides even now. I always carry one and a couple extra on me in case someone wants one. Because, they are life savers! And it makes shopping for products not so scary and overwhelming. But like products, they're are a lot of guides out their so I'm going to list a few I completely 100% trust. 

1: Cruelty Free Kitty List: It list's both Leaping Bunny, PETA Certified Brands and whether the products are also vegan.

2: Logical Harmony Vegan List: It list all vegan and cruelty free brands.

3: Leaping Bunny Guide & App: It list all brands that are Leaping Bunny Certified

4: PETA'S Beauty Without Bunnies List & App: It lists both cruelty free and vegan companies. It also lists companies that are cruelty free by country.

So print out the guide or download an app because they are the go-to while you get your bearings on which products you do or don't like.

Tip #3: Look for a Logo

If you don't have a shopping guide on hand, don't worry. A majority of the time the product will feature a certified cruelty free or vegan logo to help you out. So when in doubt; just look out for the sweet little bunny.
bunny-symbols
(photo via: crueltyfreekitty)

Tip #4: Hold yourself accountable

As in, sign a petition for yourself to pledge to be cruelty free. There's nothing more reassuring and less likely for you to change your mind than pledging to not being apart of the indescribable unnecessary pain and suffering that companies place on innocent animals.
I found that signing a pledge insured the committed for forever fighting for animals rights and speaking out against the injustice they face. 
1: Human Society International Pledge
2: Cruelty Free International Pledge
3: PETA Pledge

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3 comments

  1. I've taken a few of these steps already! I think I need to sign the pledge to make sure I stay on track though, thanks lovely!
    X Izzy | www.izzywears.com

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  2. I always try to buy organic or local skincare products, but I'll need to pay more attention to make sure that they are cruelty-free. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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