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Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random, Skincare | 5 comments

Cruelty Free Bloggers Chat

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Cruelty Free Bloggers Chat 1Some of you may have seen that I hosted the Thursday night ‘Cruelty Free Bloggers Chat’ on Twitter last week – this is a weekly event where lots of people log onto Twitter at the same time (Thursday evenings 9-10pm GMT) and chat together about cruelty free products and animal testing using the hashtag #cfbloggers.

Last Thursday, as I was host, I got to ask the questions. I’ve always been interested in cruelty free beauty but I’m not an expert by any means, and I don’t currently use cruelty free products exclusively although I am trying to increase the number of cruelty free beauty and household products that I use.

The weekly chats are a great way to find out about animal testing regulations, discuss brands who are cruelty free and make new friends.

The questions that I posed are as follows:

What are you favourite small independent cruelty free brands and why?

Everyone knows the names of the big cosmetic brands out there, but it can be difficult for smaller independent brands to get their names out there. Many small make-up and skincare brands don’t have a budget for advertising and have to rely on word of mouth and social media to pass on their message. There are loads of small businesses out there producing natural and cruelty free skincare, some of the brands mentioned during the chat were:

White Rabbit Skincare – @WhiteRabbitSC was participating in the chat, based in Scotland they make ‘handmade, natural, bunny-friendly skincare’.

Soapnut – a range of household laundry products made from soapnuts – the dried shells or husks from the soapberry tree.

Kahina – Giving Beauty – a range of premium bodycare and skincare products made from argan oil

Booda Organics – a selection of natural organic body butters in fun packaging

The Vegan Kind – a monthly lifestyle box full of cruelty free vegan treats, a great way to try new products

Which are your favourite cruelty free bloggers?

Whilst I read a LOT of blogs I don’t think I’ve ever subscribed to one that focuses exclusively on cruelty free products, so I was keen to find out which ones are recommended. The cruelty free blogs mentioned were:

Cruelty Free Kitty

My Makeup Is Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free Me

My Beauty Bunny

Logical Harmony

Have you read any of these blogs? Which is your favourite and why?

What non-beauty cruelty free products do you use (e.g. household cleaning products)?

I was pleased to learn that Ecover is cruelty free – I already use their washing up liquid, fabric conditioner and laundry liquid. Another brand that was mentioned quite a lot was Astonish, a affordable household cleaning brand based in Yorkshire.

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To find out a little bit more about cruelty free beauty and animal testing you might want to read the Cruelty Free Beauty post I wrote in July, explaining how you can find out if a brand is cruelty free.

Plus if you’re interested in joining the CF Bloggers Chat just log on to Twitter on Thursday nights between 9 and 10pm (GMT) and search for the hashtag #cfbloggers. Alternatively follow @CFBloggersChat on Twitter, these are the lovely people that organise the chats and they’re extremely helpful and friendly.

I hope to see you at a future CF Bloggers Chat!

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  1. This post was really useful! I stopped using beauty products that are tested on animals in March, and I’m always looking for new brands to try outside the obvious. I want to start using more non-beauty cruelty free products so I’ll have to look at Ecover and Astonish 🙂 xx


  2. i’m liking the sound of this blogger chat as i want to try to learn more about products that are good on the skin and cruelty free at the same time

  3. Thanks for hosting and thanks so much for the mention! 🙂

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