I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying 2019!
It has been awhile since I have written a blog and have some big things coming up in the following year. For today, I wanted to kick off my blogging year with some information about daily use items (and some food) that may not be vegan.
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of going vegan isn’t the food but is switching out all of the items in your home that contain animal products.
Here are just a few of our every day items that may contain animal products:
Razors: most razors have a lubricating strip above the blade that contains lanolin or glycerin (lanolin is a wool byproduct that comes from sheep while glycerin can also be derived from animals. I prefer to use Preserve Razors. They are vegan and are made from recycled yogurt cups.
Lipstick: red lipstick often contains cochineal, which is made from crushed beetles. Tallow, which is made from rendering animal fat, is also found in many cosmetics. The animals used to make tallow come from sources such as labs, slaughterhouses, zoos and even roadkill! I try to find vegan lipsticks from Beauty Counter, Arbonne, or Elf Cosmetics.
White sugar: the refining process for white sugar often comes from bone char, a granular material from animal ashes.
Beer: beer and wine both can contain Isinglass, a chemical found in fish bladders. It is best to buy products that say “vegan” on the label.
Supplements/medication/vitamins: be careful to read the ingredients on these items. They often contain dairy and gelatin.
Nail polish: nail polish often contains guanine, which is made from ground-up fish scales. It is also found in cleaning products, fragrances, hair conditioners and skin care products.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS.
Also, please make sure to contact me if you need any help with the transition process ❤