๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Teeth Whitening Options!

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I used to use Crest White Strips to whiten my teeth but I learned that Crest is not cruelty-free as they test their products/ingredients on animals. This doesn’t affect everyone the same way, so there’s still plenty of places like Euro White, where you can get these strips, but I’ve been on the hunt for a cruelty-free and vegan teeth whitening alternative for some time now. I know someone who got their teeth cleaned and this family denist in Brunswick really helped them out. Her teeth look amazing and it’s really inspired me to get my teeth looking good too.

There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding the recent at-home teeth whitening craze that every online influencer seems to be promoting but when I looked into most of these teeth whitening brands, they weren’t very transparent about their animal testing policy making me very wary of buying from them. My friend recently went to her dentist, Thomas E. Cooke, D.D.S. and spoke to him about the ill-treatment of animals. He told me that the prodecures they carry out are vegan as far as he knows.

But fear not, I’ve found 5 totally cruelty-free and vegan teeth whitening options currently available on the market that are not tested on animals and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients! I always consult with my dentist to check the products I’m using are good for my teeth. If you are looking for a dentist then why don’t you check out someone like Dentist Fort Wayne for help and advice.

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Teeth Whitening

Dr. Brite Vegan Teeth Whitening Pens

I love the convenience and how easy it is to use these whitening pens! It literally take seconds to apply and it dries fairly quickly so you can use it on the go! I highly recommend Dr. Brite’s cruelty-free and vegan whitening pens, especially the peroxide-free version for those of us who have sensitive teeth! “Clinical studies show the teeth whitening pen removes years of stains and can whiten teeth up to 2 shades in as little as 2 days.”

The Dr. Brite teeth whitening pens are a nontoxic, vegan, fluoride-free, gluten-free, SLS-free and carrageenan-free formula made with no parabens, no phthalates, no GMOs, no triclosan and no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

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SnapWhite Vegan Home Teeth Whitening Kit

SnapWhite’s at-home teeth whitening kit is the perfect cruelty-free and vegan alternative to the whole online teeth whitening craze! SnapWhite guarantees to give you a whiter smile or your money back! Not to mention, these at-home kits are a fraction of what a dentist would charge for a teeth whitening treatment! Cruelty-free and vegan influencers, Tashina Combs from Logical Harmony and Rhian from Wifelife swears by SnapWhite to help brighten up their smiles!

I would not personally recommend SnapWhite for those with very sensitive teeth (like me!)

The kit includes teeth whitening gel for 10-14 treatments, a remineralizing gel (only for US orders), LED light, and home teeth whitening trays.

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Smart Ash Natural Tooth Whitening Powder by Bedrock and Bloom

I received a small sample of Smart Ash and was instantly hooked! Smart Ash is an all-natural tooth whitening powder that contains wild crafted activated coconut shell charcoal, natural calcium bentonite clay, certified organic frankincense, certified organic orange peel, and certified organic mint extract. These natural ingredients claim to safely lift stains from your teeth while strengthening, remineralizing, and reversing sensitivity.

Smart Ash tooth whitening powder is safe to use every day as a toothpaste alternative, and the food-grade ingredients are kid-friendly. 100% Fluoride-free, Raw, Non-GMO, Vegan, and Cruelty-free.

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Keeko Oil Pulling Flavours

If you don’t know what oil pulling is (it’s not as scary as it sounds!), it’s basically swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and this helps to draw out or wash impurities and bacteria from the mouth. Some people also swear by oil pulling to whiten their teeth although I haven’t personally seen a noticeable difference, but I think maybe with prolong use and a consistent oil pulling routine, it may make a difference down the road!

But if you want to give it a try yourself, simply use any standard coconut oil that you can get your hands on or try Keeko’s Oil Pulling Packets that comes in 3 different flavors: Morning Mint (Spearmint & Peppermint), Citrus Burst (Lemon Lime & Pink Grapefruit) and Sweet Sensation (Vanilla Coco with a hint of Cinnamon).

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Well Scent Natural Teeth Whitening

Sparkle is a natural alternative to toxic mainstream teeth whitening treatments. “Rather than adding to the body’s toxic burden while whitening your smile, Sparkle utilizes earth’s gifts to detox the mouth, eliminate plaque and naturally brighten and strengthen dental enamel.”

Ingredients: Activated coconut charcoal, Sodium Bicarbonate, sea salt, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Plantago Lanceolata (plantain), Ceanothus americanus extract (Red Root), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf Extract.

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Have you given any of these cruelty-free and vegan teeth whitening options a try before?


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4 Comments
  • Orthodontist Littleton
    July 8, 2018

    If anybody is an oral patient who wear braces , oil pulling is equally suitable for them or not. Or is there any side effect of using such teeth whitening tips or its ok to use it ?

  • Carla N.
    June 21, 2018

    I just began using a Dr. Brite teeth-whitening pen. I’ve used it two to three times daily (per instructions) for three days now, and I can see a slight effect. My teeth were only slightly “dingy” before, though.
    The pen is relatively inexpensive (< $30), and quite easy to use.
    I'd buy it again.

    • Zachary Christopherson
      June 25, 2018

      A pen surely sounds a lot easier to use than the trays and strips you normally get from the store. I must have bought them at least 5 times now but I can never stick with them through the entire treatment… they’re just so awkward and uncomfortable to wear.

      • Carla Norris
        June 8, 2019

        I’ve been using the Dr. Brite pens for over a year now, and I’m a believer.
        My teeth aren’t going to make anyone snow-blind, but that’s not the look I was going for, anyhow. My teeth do look whiter and brighter, though.
        My only complaint is the fact that each pen costs $15.00 – $20.00 USD, but that’s not prohibitive.
        I found a lower-priced similar-looking product from a company called CaliWhite, but I’m having trouble verifying that they’re cruelty-free.

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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