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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

September 28, 2016

Handmade household products and fragrances made with high-quality ingredients, featuring original scents and wrapped in beautiful packaging. Village Common Mercantile is a Leaping Bunny certified company that is both unique and homegrown. Take one look at their website and you will find products that are both inspired and created with great thought and care. Products are grouped by their featured scents, which are named after locations of significance to the creators and include South of Monterey, Appalachia, and Sweet Atchafalaya.

The South of Monterey Essential Oil Environmental Spray is an earthy mixture of eucalyptus, basil, and lavender. Created with only a few ingredients- witch hazel extract, distilled water, and 100% natural oils, this product is a safe and effective way to bring the scent of the great outdoors into your home. You can even use it on your body. Village Common Mercantile also has a selection of 100% soy wax candles infused with 100% natural essential oils and coconut oils as an additional way to enjoy their unique scents in your home.

August 30, 2016

Eyebrow grooming is very much a personal preference for a great number of individuals. Some prefer an all-natural look, while others regularly get them shaped by a waxer or threader. However, there are also those that do not trust their eyebrows with anyone and leave shaping to themselves. Although one can go in with tweezers to eliminate any stray hairs and accentuate their natural shape, it can be aggravating, painful, and time consuming. For individuals wanting to speed up their brow grooming routine with a super easy to use, precise, and painless product, Parissa has exactly what you need.

Parissa Brow Shaper consists of mini wax strips that are perfect to place above and below your eyebrows for shaping arches. They also remove both thick and tiny hairs quickly and effectively. One strip is plenty for each area and does not require multiple applications. It is simple, does not require hot wax, and can be done in a hurry. Since the strips are so small, they are perfect for traveling when you need a touch up. Your eyebrow grooming routine will forever improve by incorporating these strips into your life.

August 25, 2016

In the saturated market of all-natural, cruelty-free household products, it can be difficult for companies to stand out from all of the rest. Earthy is one brand that has no trouble distinguishing itself as one-of-a-kind with products consumers can trust. From its formulations, to scents, to design, Earthy understands the big picture and takes the entire package into consideration. Products range from hand soap and laundry, to home and dish cleaners. Earthy even has a small line of of items in the healthy eating category of olives and olive oil. The packaging is colorful, minimal, and energetic. Additionally, the variety of scents is very fresh and original and includes rosemary mint, grapefruit pomegranate, white cedarwood, cucumber lime, and Leaping Bunny favorite, petigrain. One of the aspects that sets Earthy apart from the rest is each product ingredient list has the origin of each ingredient in parenthesis next to it. Although the entire product line is phenomenal, below are a few favorites:

Glass cleaner | Created with a traditional, unscented formula, this product is perfect for individuals sensitive to fragrance. Not only does it work on glass, windows, and mirrors, it can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner for metal, vinyl, and linoleum. 

Hand soap | The rosemary mint scent is light and refreshing. It is perfect to keep next to your kitchen sink and is available in a very generous 17 fluid ounce size. It quickly and effectively washes your hands during and after food preparation and does not dry out the skin.

Laundry detergent | This laundry detergent effectively cleans clothes with the use of bio-based, plant-derived non-toxic ingredients, and an enzyme blend. The petigrain fragrance is very original and has an herbal scent. The essential oil is actually extracted from the leaves and green twigs of the bitter orange tree.

August 16, 2016

Boulder Clean is a household products company inspired by their location of Boulder, Colorado. It creates products that are both natural and effective to help keep your home and planet safe. Made without harmful, toxic chemicals and instead with EPA Safer Choice certified ingredients, you don't have to worry about the potential hazards found in other house cleaners.

Boulder Clean's liquid dish soap packs a punch when it comes to removing grease and baked on foods, yet is very gentle on the hands. The green apple scent is lovely, but not overpowering, and will not transfer onto the cleaned dishes. Made with plant-derived rather than animal ingredients, this product is both cruelty-free and vegan. The amount of product is also impressive, as each bottle contains 28 fluid ounces. This dish detergent is perfect for families looking to incorporate safer cleaning products without sacrificing strength. 

August 09, 2016

Booda Butter is a company that automatically brings a smile to your face. Their packaging is so fun, colorful, and querky. But, what's inside is even more worthy of celebrating. Booda Butter's products are beyond amazing and formulated with incredibly simple ingredients. 

The Suds of Love All-In-One Soap is made with olive oil, coconut oil, fair trade shea butter, artesian spring water, and sodium hydroxide, and that's it! The result is a super creamy, moisturizing soap that is hydrating enough to use for shampoo, soap, and shaving purposes. The scent is incredibly mild and perfect for individuals that prefer unscented products. This soap is wonderful for everyone, especially those with dry skin. Also check out their daily moisturizer; not to be overdramatic, but it's life changing.