It was sad to find out that big companies STILL feel the need to animal test when there are alternatives available.This is an area that I am constantly improving on, since I keep finding things that I use that are owned by the naughty companies. I don't beat myself up or throw things away - I just finish using it, choose a new brand the next time I buy it, and move on. Just from writing this blog and visiting the websites below opened my eyes to new things to think about in the future.
Johnson and Johnson, Unilever (they own lots of products like Dove, Axe, Helmanns, Lipton, Knorr, Bertoli, Slim Fast, and many more) Proctor and Gamble (Tide, Crest, Covergirl, Clairol, Nyquill, Charmin, Bounce, Febreeze, and many more) Arm and Hammer, Kimberly Clark, and others - basically all of the products that are heavily advertised and easy to find in supermarkets and Costco, Sam's Club, etc. still do conduct unnecessary animal testing.
Clicking on the links will show you the products those companies sell. The product itself might not be animal tested, like toilet paper, but if you don't want your hard earned money going into the hands of animal testers, there are lots of great cruelty-free companies to buy from. Remember to check Leapingbunny.org when in doubt.
Household cleaning products were pretty easy for me, since I found an affordable line of cruelty-free products that has been a slam-dunk across the board. I have tried other brands, but keep coming back to Method for lots of my household cleaning supplies.
|My new favorite dish soap - love the scent (sea minerals)|
|Refill for my hand soap in bathroom and kitchen. Environmentally friendly - I don't have to keep recycling the old plastic pumps.|
|Le Scrub for the bathroom. Smells like eucalyptus! Plus, the best part is that you don't feel like you need to use a face mask when cleaning the bathroom.|
|For the toilet...|
|Laundry detergent. I love that it comes in Free and Clear. Also available in different scents.|
|Multi Surface - I use this one at school alot, too.|
|I LOVE this - smells like almonds!|
|This does work great for cleaning wood -and smells yummy!|
|For school - I give these to the kids to wipe their desks down. (Or if a kid gets snot all over their hands after blowing their nose.)|
For windows, I use a vinegar mixture (vinegar and a little water. You can even add a few drops of dishwashing detergent if you want.) I never had problems with streaking, but if you do, here is a solution.
I also have a bottle of this just because it smells so good:
|For stain removal AND hand sanitizing, I found this little gem at the Whole Foods check out. I bought it as a pocket hand sanitizer, but found out that it works great at stain removal, too! No need to carry Shout wipes anymore!|
So, as you can see, my favorite product is Method. It is priced well, readily available at Target, and smells really good! They also sell many more items such as cleaning wipes, hand sanitizers, kids shampoos and soaps, granite cleaners, stainless steel cleaners, dishwasher soap, baby diaper lotion, leather cleaner and much more! At Target, look for their "Natural Cleaners" section and their "Natural Detergent" section. It was tough for me to find the area at first, but luckily some Targets keep all the Method products together. You can also order them online.