6 Household Items That May Not Be Vegan

Hello everyone,

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.

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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 ❤

Plant Based Eating Challenge – Starting January 8th

Hello everyone,

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for an amazing year!  I am extremely excited about 2018 and about new adventures that will take place within my business.  The first event is approaching quickly: my first Plant Based Eating Challenge of the year!

The Plant Based Eating Challenge will start on Monday, January 8th and this is a fantastic way to get started on those resolutions and to create healthy habits.  You will also be helping the environment, saving animals and choosing compassion.  In addition, you may lose weight, decrease bloating, increase your energy, enhance your sleep, improve your hair/skin and prevent disease (what more could we possibly ask for?!).

For an investment of $50.00 towards your health, you will receive the following:

-Plant Based Grocery List

-Easy to Make Recipes

-Health and Ethical Reasons for Going Plant Based

– A Private Facebook Group for Accountability and Support

-ME as Your Coach for an Entire 3 Weeks

-Health Tips: Where to get Your Protein, Supplementation, Where to Eat Out

-And so much more!!!

 

Please click here to sign up or message me with any questions.  Also, do not wait!  Spots are filling up fast.

***This is a great program for anyone who wants to go vegan but simply doesn’t know where to start.  Please share with family and friends.  Let’s make 2018 the healthiest and most compassionate year ever!