Avoid Animal Testing By Learning Soap Making and Cosmetic Making
Posted on May 09 2011
Make Skin Care to Avoid Animal Testing
This is a tough topic to talk about, but it’s important, and it starts with each and every one of us.
Making your own beauty products and soap appeals to the concerns of
animal lovers and vegetarians.
You can be certain there has not been testing performed
on animals, and there are no animal products in your
lotions and creams.
You might not realize it, but you may be applying animal
products on your skin if you are purchasing off- the- shelf
creams and lotions.
Here is why:
In the commercial soap industry, most of the soap on the
market is made with sodium tallowate(also known as beef fat).
Glycerin is the by-product of soap making.
When the commercial soap is manufactured, the glycerin
is removed from the soap. This is a very valued product
of soap making and is actually more valuable than the
It is removed and sold as an ingredient to cosmetic companies.
That explains why the glycerin that has been extracted,
is most probably from animal fat.
Usually consumers are unaware that there is animal based
glycerin in their lotions and creams. The label does not
have to specify where the glycerin came from, or whether
it is animal or vegetable.
Unless you are buying an actual Vegan or Vegetarian cosmetic,
chances are your cosmetic has animal glycerin in it.
Another reason why it is better to make skin care and skin care products is
because of animal testing.
When you see a label on a cosmetic product that says
-this product has not been tested on animals-,
then you feel good about what you are buying.
Stop for a minute and think about it. The finished product
has not been tested on animals, that’s great, but what about
The preservative in the product has probably been tested on
animals, the other synthetic ingredients have probably been
tested on animals too.
Unfortunately, animal testing is cheap and easy.
It is really difficult to know if a manufacturer uses animal
testing. Chances are, if an ingredient has been developed in
a lab(synthetic), it is probably tested on animals.
It is also a good idea to look into the company you are
purchasing the ingredient from. I check their supply list,
and if I see they also supply animal cages and restraints,
I won’t do business with them.
When you make skin care and your own beauty products, you get to choose
both what you put on your skin and the suppliers you will
The best and easiest way to start changing how your skin
looks and feels, is to begin with handmade soap.
You can be sure that you have no animal products in your soap,
it has not been tested on animals because you are using
natural oils and are not adding any harsh chemicals such
as the commercial soap companies do.
You will have wonderful, soft, healthy skin because the
precious glycerin is still intact in your soap.
Lotions and creams will no longer be a necessity.
They will turn into an indulgence.
If you would like to learn more about how to make skin care and use healthy ingredients
along with wonderful recipes and videos for your skin,