Confession: Despite my love for the great outdoors, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to extreme cold. The past week has really tested my tolerance with snowfall happening on several occasions here in the Pacific Northwest. And since my main mode of transportation is my bike, the harsh elements of Mother Nature are taking a serious toll on my lips, face, and hands.
If temps are drastically dropping in your region as well, you know what I’m talking about. But there’s a solution–Shea butter–and I promise it works! If you aren’t familiar with the magical benefits of Shea butter, read on for a little beauty lesson.
Strawberry Hedgehog makes vegan soaps and body products for all the boys and girls. (Photo by Strawberry Hedgehog)
We have a really special treat for this week’s giveaway! Strawberry Hedgehog is an amazing vegan soap and body products company with a funny name. They’ve been around for some time now and I’m still not sure whether the soapmaker herself is the hedgehog in question, or whether that’s just a fun mascot for this cruelty-free company. (Just kidding! She named the company after a cactus. Who knew?)
When you go vegan, you suddenly find yourself spending a lot of time reading the ingredient labels of all the products in your house. You tediously compare each label against lists of animal-derived ingredients like this one from PETA. Unfortunately, your next step is often a sad one. You must go on a quest for a vegan replacement for a product you’ve come to trust.
Deodorant is one of the most challenging personal care products a vegan shopper must seek out. Sure, there are lots of vegan deodorants on the market, but if you’ve tried a few, you know that their efficacy can be hit or miss. No fear. This is a list of tried-and-true vegan deodorants that actually work to banish the stink and keep you smelling and feeling fresh and cruelty-free all day long.