We have to ask ourselves: Is animal testing a valid test for humans? There is a ton of information on the concept of cruelty-free and organizations to work with, so I am not going to say any more about it here. You can make sure the personal care products you buy are cruelty-free by simply shopping at health food stores. Almost all refuse to carry products tested on animals.
You can contact the following organization:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
P. O. Box 42516
Washington, DC 20015
(301) 770-PETA (7382)
“No animal products”
Did you know that a cosmetic product could contain animal ingredients like collagen and elastin and still be labeled “cruelty-free”? Cruelty-free refers only to whether or not the product was tested on animals. This is an entirely separate matter from the claim “no animal products,” which means that the product does not contain any products from any animal. So a product can be cruelty-free (i.e., no animal testing) and still have animal products in it, or a product can have animal products in it and be technically cruelty-free. I think it is important that a product is both cruelty-free (no animal testing) and contain no animal parts, so you need to check out both.
Most people do not think of bee products as animal products. It is a debate, one I do not want to enter into; however, I will not be putting bee products in any new products we develop in the future.
Beauty products and the environment
The best reason to buy purely botanical™ body care products is because they work. They perform better than any other ingredients. Second, they are also less harmful. Third, by buying purely botanical™ products you are supporting sustainable agriculture. Making your own body care product from pure ingredients produces the least waste and provides you with the very best and freshest product.
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