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It is easier than ever to shop cruelty-free!

Are you looking for recommendations or interested in the latest Leaping Bunny certified products? This blog is for you.  We review Leaping Bunny certified products, ranging from beauty, personal care, and household products, and provide you with the necessary information to help you make informed purchases.

The Leaping Bunny Program set the gold standard for certifying companies cruelty-free and free of animal testing.  We work closely with brands to help make shopping for animal-friendly products accessible and trustworthy.  Check out the shopping guide for our ever expanding list of cruelty-free companies.  The power is in the consumer and we hope to provide you with the tools to shop cruelty-free.



Cruelty-Free Product Reviews

October 10, 2017

Toothpaste is an essential personal care product for all individuals. Finding a cruelty-free one has become easier and easier. However, some people prefer to use fluoride-free formulas, as well. Sprinjene is a Leaping Bunny certified company that meets the mouth care needs of a variety of individuals, from fluoride to fluoride-free adults, as well as a selection with both options for children, too! There are varieties specifically for cavity protection, sensitivity relief, white boost, and health boost.

One of the amazing ingredients found in the fluoride-free variety, as well as most of its products, is Black Seed Oil. Black Seed Oil has been documented in numerous scientific papers for its anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial benefits. It also helps to lubricate oral surfaces, bringing relief to dry mouth sufferers.

After using Sprinjene toothpaste, both the fluoride and fluoride-free variety, teeth and mouth feel refreshingly clean. Because of the Black Seed Oil, the flavor of Sprinjene toothpaste is a little different than traditional mint toothpaste. However, it is very fresh, botanical, and minty.

Shop Sprinjene here.

October 10, 2017

There is nothing like a high quality, all natural bar soap to enhance and invigorate your shower routine. Brooklyn Made Natural is a Leaping Bunny certified company that mades a wide array of all natural bar soaps, and other skin care essentials, to make your personal care routine a little more fancy. 

One such product is the lavender soap. This gentle soap is made with lavender flower tea, lavender essential oil, and adorned with lavender flowers to make your shower routine absolutely luxurious. Although bar soap can be drying on the skin, this soap also contains avocado oil, almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower seed oil to ensure your skin is left clean and moisturized.

If you are a soap snob (hey, we definitely do exist!), Brooklyn Made Natural has a great selection including minty clove, cinnamon oatmeal, cedarwood, geranium rose, tea tree eucalyptus, and black Hawaiian salt.

Shop Brooklyn Made Natural here.

October 10, 2017

Companion animals can also go cruelty-free! Pura Naturals Pet is a Leaping Bunny certified company that specializes in grooming products for cats and dogs. All products are made in the USA with non-toxic, food grade ingredients.

The Soothing Lavender and Chamomile Shampoo has been tested and approved by the sweet pup of a member of the Leaping Bunny team. This shampoo has the lovely, light scent of lavender. It works up into a nice lather and rinses easily. Although some dog shampoos can strip your pup's hair of its natural oils and leave it very tangly, this shampoo does not. After use, hair is clean, moisturized, and shiny. Additionally, there are less than 10 ingredients, which include organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, organic chamomile extract, rosemary extract, and organic aloe.

Shop Pura Naturals Pet here.

August 23, 2017

Although summer is winding down, there are still plenty of opportunities to sneak in some time in the sun, especially with Labor Day approaching. It can be confusing or difficult to know what brands of sunscreen to use when shopping cruelty-free. Luckily, we have many certified Leaping Bunny companies that are experts at sun care.

One such company is Kiss My Face, who is actually a founding company of Leaping Bunny! Kiss My Face constantly impresses us with its high-quality and wide variety of products that are time tested and approved. The company has a wide range of sunscreen to choose from, including lines for children, and whether you prefer organic or mineral sunscreen, lotions, face care, sprays, and sun care specifically for lips.

The Face Factor Sunscreen spf 50 is specifically targeted for the face. It is super moisturizing and contains antioxidants from green tea and licorice extracts. Other ingredients include hyaluronic acid, aloe extract, cucumber extract, and hydresia, which is natural moisturizer extracted from safflower seeds. Although the sunscreen is fragrance-free, it has a lovely light scent, which is not offensive at all. It applies wonderfully to the skin and does not leave a white residue like many other natural sunscreens. It is also water resistant and perfect for those days at the beach and pool.

Shop Kiss My Face here.

August 17, 2017

Nazelie is a Leaping Bunny skincare company with roots in the founders' Armenian roots. Each product is handcrafted in small batches and made from time-tested recipes of pure, natural ingredients with the promise of radiant skin. The products utilize ingredients with healing properties including olive oil, shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, avocado oil, and pomegranate extract.

Nazelie's products work wonderfully for a wide variety of skin types. Although it can be time consuming and burdensome to specifically seek out products that will work best for your skin, Nazelie makes it easy, offering three collection bundles. For a discounted price, you can choose the Combination To Dry Skin Set, Combination To Oily Skin Set, or Dry Skin Type Set. Each set comes with cleansing milk, purifying tonic, anti wrinkle eye cream, peeling mask, day cream, and night cream. Of course, you can search through the entire line if you are looking for an addition to your existing collection. However, if you are recently getting into skin care, Nazelie's skin sets are a wonderful option. You can also feel good about the ingredient lists, which are natural, easy to pronounce, and high in plant extracts.

Shop the collection here.