Buy Handmade: Vegan Beauty Products

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Vegan Beauty Products

If you’re new to veganism or veg-curious, the idea of vegan products that aren’t food might seem a little strange. You don’t eat soap, and last I checked, shampoo wasn’t good in smoothies, so what’s up with vegan beauty products?

Veganism is about more than the food you put into your body. It’s a lifestyle based on compassion, and that means avoiding any product that harms animals or people, whether it’s food, soap, shoes, or lip gloss. When it comes to beauty products, that means avoiding animal ingredients and also choosing products that weren’t tested on animals. Companies like to say that animal testing is critical to making safe products, but it turns out that animal testing really only gives very limited safety information, and there are plenty of completely safe, cruelty-free beauty products out there.

You can find vegan beauty products from bigger companies like Lush, but why not take that compassion a step further and support indie businesses with your shopping, right?

Crazy Rumors

Based right here in Atlanta, Crazy Rumors makes vegan lip balms that are out of control! I snagged one of their peach lip glosses at Atlanta Veg Fest this year, and it’s been keeping my lips safe from this cold, dry winter weather for months!

Strawberry Hedgehog

I am a long-time fan of Tracy Perkins of Strawberry Hedgehog fame. Her vegan beauty lines are freaking fantastical. They smell great, and she makes all of her products by hand in her Arizona studio. Everything she makes is awesome, and she now even sells natural deodorant that’s 100% vegan!

DIY Vegan Makeup

I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I have to admit that I’m intrigued by this awesome make your own makeup printable from Justine Haynes. It includes food-based recipe for foundation, powder, eyeliner, mascara, blushes, bronzer, and 4 kinds of lip gloss. What??

Do you have a favorite handmade artist that makes vegan beauty supplies? Add to the list in the comments!

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6 comments on “Buy Handmade: Vegan Beauty Products
  1. Thanks for sharing these! I read a post last year on FB about making bronzer from Chocolate and Cinnamon, tried it out and I’ve used it ever since. It’s wonderful smelling like a chocolate brownie when I do dust a little on as well……….and talk about cheap? I’m making an orange household cleaner right now from saving orange peels in water for a few weeks, then remove the peels and I’ll have a strong, wonderful smelling cleaner from something I normally would have thrown out. I think we need to be super resourceful these days with our money….but it’s an extra special gift for us when we can smell yummy as we save :) Great post, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the leads on some new-to-me products! I like the idea of making my own makeup. It would take me back to the make your own perfume kit I got for Christmas one year as a kid.

    I love knowing that there are only natural, food quality ingredients in body products. Even when the chemicals are vegan, I’d prefer to avoid absorbing parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and the like into my skin!

    I make my own deodorant, and it’s really easy and totally works, even in the summer. Plus, it’s so much cheaper than the natural deodorant I used to buy. It was $18 a tube! Yikes!

    My favorite makeup brand, 100% Pure, isn’t a DIY artist, but they do use plants for ingredients. Most of their products are vegan, with the exception of a few that use bee products.

    • What deodorant recipe do your use? I have been making my own also but with natural deodorants have found that rotating between more than one sort makes them all more effective for some reason.

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