One of my life goals is to make a difference to animals. A book that I read a little while ago was to help to gain information about living cruelty-free. In order for me to make a difference, I need to do more in my day to day life that can help make this difference.
I saw that I needed some more deodorant and my face wash was also running low. I looked at the deodorant that I’m using. Luckily that is already both a vegan and vegetarian society friendly product.
I am using Salt of the Earth by Crystal Spring. I have been using this a while now. I’ve been buying it from Holland and Barrett. It’s a spray that doesn’t affect my asthma, and even better it works.
I decided to shop around in the few shops that were in the shopping centre I go to. I was looking around to other deodorants and a fash wash that had the cruelty-free international logo or had a vegan or vegetarian society logos.
When I found these products I was also comparing the price. Although I want to be cruelty-free, I don’t want to be paying extortionate prices. When it came to deodorant, Salt of the Earth was the only one I found with any of the logos. I also saw that they have some new smelling ones unlike the one I have which in the unscented original. I am willing to pay £3.99 for this product.
When it came to face wash there was a little bit more of a choice. But when I say little I meant it. One shop I went into I couldn’t find any products with this logo. Another I couldn’t find the fash wash section.
From the other two shops, fash wash ranged in a number of prices. I have been using Burt’s Bees fash cleanser which is a nice product to use on my skin and they do help with the bees in the world.
This product can be on the higher end of the price scale. I was willing to get this product again and will be willing in the future too. But I wanted to see what the smaller price range items were like.
So that left me with a couple of options from Sainsburys. They had their ‘by Sainsburys’ range, a My Skin Matters range and a range from Source of Nature. All had the cruelty-free logo on. This time I decided I would try the My Skin Matters range; I bought their fash wash at £1.50.
This evening saw friends and I meet up for my birthday drinks. My birthday is in 3 days but is on a weekday. Although Dave and I have booked the week off we don’t expect our friends to reorganise their lives for a few drinks.
It was nice and quiet. Great to see friends. We went to the pub we went to for Daves get together. But it is a pub we like even with the drink prices being slightly on the high side. But I am getting more into the mindset that I want to be at places that feel right and I enjoy and I am willing to pay to be there.
Plus their Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding and Custard is to die for. Ever find yourself in Horbury, go to The Halfway House just for that.