It's now been around 4 years since I consciously started to ban all items that had caused any animal a life of hell in a laboratory from my shopping list.
As the (brilliant) trend of people becoming cruelty free becomes more popular by the day I thought that this would be a worthwhile post to write as many people I have spoken to are actively seeking to buy make up and cosmetics that aren't tested on animals but lack the thought about what their household hygiene routine includes - so here are my affordable, everyday cleaning items to give some inspiration.
There are lists upon lists online of 'cruelty free' brands, however the majority from my list are not listed and extra delving is needed. I research a brands name before purchasing and go though their websites as well as well know forums and non testing websites. I will leave corresponding links below.
Easy - The Easy brand is from well know Producer Jeyes. It displays a 'not tested on animals' logo on its products is listed here and here as being clean.
Astonish - Has popular items in its line such as the oven cleaner but other products in the line are less accessible, I bought mine from eBay. Their website confirms they are vegan and they are listed on the Go Cruelty Free website.
Dr Oetker - is a baking ingredient company and is suitable for vegetarians.
Asda - Along with a big percentage of top supermarkets Asda do not test or commission tests on any of their own brand products. See here and here.
Tesco - As above. See here and here.
For floor and glass cleaning I use a steam cleaner and my water has only been tested on my own animals after coming from the tap and being put through a water purifier! haha
Overall you'll see that all of that costs me less than £15.00 whereas the top name brand items, at the same size/ content (including those in place of what I use my steamer for) comes to over double that!
The reason I choose to use the above brands rather than popular clean brands such as Bio-D and Ecover is simply because I am not made of money and they are harder to get your hands on!
I hope you found this somewhat helpful and even convinced people who use the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble etc that picking up Asdas own brand of washing powder not only saves you money, but doesn't hurt bunnies (and it works just as well before you argue otherwise! :P)
No excuses! Buy cruelty free okay?!