Alba Botanica, JASON, and Avalon Organics is owned by Hain Celestial, the same peeps who bring us Yves veggie meats, Terra Chips, and Dream dairy-free milks. I had absolutely no idea they were all owned by the same company until I emailed each brand individually and noticed I was getting similar responses.
I’m happy to confirm that Alba Botanica, JASON, and Avalon Organics are all 100% vegetarian. They’ve provided a list of their products that contain beeswax and honey and should be avoided for those of us who are vegan. Each brand also included the following statement about their use of beeswax and honey:
The sourcing of these ingredients is done in a harm-free, stress-free, cruelty-free manner that does not impact the health or welfare of the animals. Check the specific product label for the following ingredients to determine if they are appropriate for your lifestyle
Below you will find a list of their products that should be avoided because they are not vegan-friendly:
Alba Botanica Vegan Status
Alba Botanica products use 100% vegetarian ingredients. There are a select number of animal derived ingredients that Alba Botanica uses in their products. The following products are not vegan from Alba Botanica:
- Lip Balm (contains beeswax) – not vegan
- Sugar Cane Body Polish (contains honey) – not vegan
- Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly (contains beeswax) – not vegan
JASON Vegan Status
JASÖN products use 100% vegetarian ingredients. There is one animal derived ingredient that they use in one of their products.
- Cooling Minerals & Tea Tree Muscle Pain Therapy (contains beeswax) – not vegan
Avalon Organics Vegan Status
Avalon products use 100% vegetarian ingredients. They do use organic beeswax in one of their products.
- Lip Balms (contains beeswax) – not vegan
This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.