Level up your cruelty-free self-care rituals
Good for the Soul
Self-care has become quite a catch phrase in the past year, and for good reason. It is so important to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, in order to maintain a sense of wellbeing and positive attitude. There are many ways we can practice self-care, grooming being one of the easiest, as long as it fits within our everyday routine. Our Leaping Bunny Administrator, Caitlin McGrother, has rounded up some of her favorites that easily integrate into her daily routine and she shares them with you here!
Over the past year, I have noticed that my skin has become noticeably more sensitive. While I have always employed a “less is more” attitude when it comes to skincare, it can be difficult to find a product that is multi-functional and makes my skin happy. Enter Hear Me Raw’s The Hydrator. As both a day and night cream, I also use it under eyes for a truly one and done product. It smells fresh and clean, and absorbs so well into my skin. My complexion is balanced, and skin is hydrated, youthful, and so smooth. Also, with the help of macqui berry, which is high in anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory, my skin has no sensitivities or an ounce of redness.
Weekly face masks can be so beneficial for your state of mind as well as your skin. I have made it a weekly habit to apply a face mask every Saturday morning, and this one is my favorite. While most clay masks can be clumpy and messy, this one applies silky smooth and dries really nicely. It also removes easily with a warm wash cloth and does not dirty up the sink at the same time. Made with ingredients including illite clay, sweet almond oil, prickly pear seed oil, saffron, aloe vera, and sandalwood oil, my skin feels smooth, purified, and bright afterwards.
The bar soaps from Musee are so luxurious. Their substantial size, along with their look and packaging, feel indulgent. They also smell good. One of my favorite scents is Happiness, which has the warm fragrance of brown sugar and fig. They clean without stripping the skin of its natural oils and leave your skin lightly fragrant. These bar soaps are such an easy way to enhance your daily shower experience to transport you to your own home spa.
I generally shy away from hair masks because they are often heavy, oily, and require multiple shampoos before the product is properly rinsed out of my hair. But this hair mask is different. More like a deep conditioner, the mask is silky in consistency and smells like a fresh rosy dream. I love leaving it on for the majority of my shower and rinsing just before getting out. Afterwards, my hair is soft, sleek, and tangle-free. Once dried, I cannot help but comment on how good my hair looks; this hair mask basically guarantees a good hair day. There is one thing for certain, and it is that my hair absolutely loves this product.
Hello warm weather and newly certified companies! This list has a little bit of everything: hair care, oral care, skincare, household products, and even a little something for your companion animals! Please check out some of our most recently certified companies below and be sure to click on their links to learn more!
Handmade anti-aging skincare made in Boston, MA, and developed by a molecular biologist.
Handmade and organic hair and skincare products developed for personal struggles including extremely dry skin and atopic dermatitis.
Eco-friendly companion animal products including solid shampoo bars.
Plant-based skin and hair care brand formulated with uncomplicated yet effective ingredients.
Luxury line of perfumes and home fragrance formulated with safe ingredients.
Uncomplicated cleaning products.
Earthly Suds Co
Small soap company on the coast of Maine making all-natural soaps and aromatherapy products since 2006.
Natural cosmetics brand made with ingredients you can pronounce and packaged in glass jars.
Eco-friendly, zero waste, and plastic free toothpaste tablet.
Triple-milled soap formulated with shea butter and coconut oil to cleanse and condition skin.
Hand cut, small bath, cold-pressed, and plant-based soaps.
Curated hair collection singularly focused on infusing natural, highly textured hair with the moisture it needs.
Luxuriously scented, moisturizing plant-based hand sanitizer in reusable packaging.
Artisan, small batch self-care products and curated gift boxes made in Austin, Texas.
Social purpose and transformational wellness company offering therapeutic and self-care products.
All natural shampoo and conditioner bars make with rice exclusively found in the Longsheng Mountains and sourced directly from the Red Yao women.
Company Spotlight: Soul Spring
This month, we are excited to interview Donna Gysin, Director of Marketing for Leaping Bunny certified company SoulSpring. We are big fans of SoulSpring's CBD-infused products, especially their body lotions and soap bars. Please read below to learn more about SoulSpring's mission, its steps to be a sustainable company, and the company's most popular product.
What was the inspiration behind the creation of SoulSpring?
We are a self-care company inspired by the power of nature's ancient remedies to renew our mind, body, and soul.
What is SoulSpring's mission?
With more consumers seeking natural solutions to modern stresses, our mission at SoulSpring is to deliver wellness to consumers by harnessing the natural power of 100% natural, food-grade, non-toxic botanical ingredients, and the benefits of Hemp CBD.
Is there a story behind the name of your company?
We liked the meaning of “Well Spring” which means an original and bountiful source of something. We also liked the health benefits of Hemp CBD, which is recognized for aligning our internal system to attain a healthy balance between body, mind, and soul. The name SoulSpring was created.
What efforts do you take to be a sustainable company?
At SoulSpring sustainability is important to us, and we work hard to minimize our use of non- renewable materials. All our outer cartons are made with FSC Certified board. FSC Certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. Wherever possible, we try to limit the use of plastic in our packaging, and most of our packaging is recyclable. We provide full transparency to our ingredients and in the packaging materials we use, so consumers know if they can be recycled or not.
What is your favorite SoulSpring product and why?
My favorite product is our Soothing Muscle Rub Roll-on. After a long hike or a strenuous work out my muscles get tired and often sore. I love how the hands-free rollerball application helps to massage the Hemp CBD blend deep into my muscles. I can instantly feel the cooling relief from the menthol. It's my go-to-product for muscle fatigue!
What is SoulSpring's most popular product?
Our CBD Bath Soaks are a fan favorite! They have a mineral-rich blend with 125mg of Hemp CBD to de-stress, purify, nourish, and hydrate! Our CBD Bath Soaks create a luxurious, skin-nourishing and soul-fulfilling oasis.
What has been the most rewarding part of being a team member of SoulSpring?
What's rewarding about SoulSpring is our dedication to enhancing people's lives by going above and beyond to curate the safest, cleanest, and most natural ingredients available for our body care products.
Are all of SoulSpring's products vegan?
Yes! All our products are 100% Vegan.
Why is being Leaping Bunny certified important to SoulSpring?
We are proud to be Leaping Bunny Certified; it gives consumers the confidence and reassurance that we are deeply committed to be a cruelty-free brand from formulation, and throughout our supply chain.
What is something unique about SoulSpring that others may not know?
We are the #1 selling CBD brand for bath products in the Natural Industry. We also make all our products in-house by hand in small batches.