Embrace a Cruelty-Free Season with Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice!

In many locations, the leaves are falling and there’s a crisp chill in the air. To welcome the changing seasons, I’ve put together a list of fabulous vegan and cruelty-free products that are made with sugar, spice, and everything that makes Autumn so nice!

Hempz Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Herbal Body Moisturizer

Hempz Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Herbal Body Moisturizer is basically Autumn in a bottle! The warm, inviting notes of sweet pumpkin, earthy spices, and chai, combined with shea butter and vitamins A, C, and E, hydrate and nourish your skin with a scent that is good enough to eat!

Savor Beauty Pumpkin Seed Serum

Pumpkin seeds are fantastic sources of zinc and Vitamin E, which means they’re as good for your skin as they are a delicious snack! Savor Beauty’s Pumpkin Seed Serum helps tone and clarify your skin and also includes omega-rich rosehip seed oil and hydrating meadowfoam. You’ll love this plant-powered addition to your cruelty-free skincare routine!

Wicked Good Apple Cinnamon Perfume

Tart apples and freshly ground cinnamon make Wicked Good’s Apple Cinnamon perfume the perfect scent for the season! Available in both a roll-on and Eau de Parfum Spray, this scent can be taken with you and applied wherever the day takes you!

Brooklyn Botany Brown Sugar Body and Face Scrub

To keep your skin looking healthy as temperatures drop, it is a good idea to incorporate a high-quality body scrub into your self-care routine! Brooklyn Botany’s Brown Sugar Body and Face Scrub is gentle enough to use all over the body to hydrate while gently buffing away dead skin cells. Talk about a sugar high!

Native Pumpkin Spice Latte Deodorant

Who wouldn’t want to wear a deodorant inspired by everyone’s favorite fall drink? Native’s aluminum-free deodorant is made with sweet and spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove so you can smell like a PSL all day long! 

Crazy Rumors Seasonal Lip Balms

Made with plant-based oils and waxes, Crazy Rumors’ delicious balms are sure to become one of your go-to products this season! Between the Apple Spice, Pumpkin Spice, and Candy Corn flavors, its hard to pick just one! 

Dr. Brite Coconut Chai Mouthwash 

Start and end your day with the delicious flavors of coconut and chai! Dr. Brite’s Coconut Chai mouthwash combines coconut oil with hints of cinnamon, cardamom & aloe vera leaf juice to give you fresh breath and healthy teeth and gums!

Sade Baron Autumn Balance Body Mist 

Sade Baron’s multitasking mist delivers hydration with a subtle earthy scent. Spray all over your body for a refreshing blend of spices, herbs, and cedarwood! 

Desert Essence Green Apple and Ginger Shampoo

Lather up with the invigorating scents of crisp apple and fresh ginger! Desert Essence’s Green Apple and Ginger Shampoo is formulated with plant extracts to gently cleanse and care for your hair while revitalizing your scalp to give you healthy, voluminous locks! 

Soy Much Brighter Candle Co. Pumpkin Coffee Candle

If you’re in the market for soy candles, you must try Soy Much Brighter Candle Co.’s fall collection! Mouthwatering scents like Pumpkin Latte and Pass the Cider will fill your home with warm, inviting scents you can’t find anywhere else! Remember to burn your candles responsibly, out of reach of animal companions and their wagging tails!

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Acorn Spice Kitchen Basics Set 

Who says you need to stick to the same old household cleaners? Mrs. Meyer’s Kitchen Basics Set includes plant-derived cleansers that will thoroughly clean your home while delivering a delightful blend of rich, nutty acorn and spices all season long! *Owned by S.C. Johnson, a parent company that tests on animals

While shopping for bath, beauty, and home products this season, please remember that no animals need to be tortured and killed in testing labs. There are plenty of vegan, cruelty-free options available to help you look and feel your best!

What are some of your favorite products for Autumn?

Oubble Organic Skincare Subscription Box

There’s a new subscription box in town!

Oubble (love saying the name!) offers a truly customized subscription box filled with samples of small-batch, organic skincare products. Best of all, they work exclusively with women-owned businesses. Empowered women empower women, amiright ladies?!

When you sign up on the Oubble website, they walk you through a bunch of different options to ensure you’re getting samples that fit your specific preferences and needs. Make sure to click that you’re interested in vegan products!

Right now, they are offering $2.00 off of your first box! You always get free shipping, a gift on your bday, and you can cancel anytime! Love that!

So, the kind folks at Oubble sent me a box to try and I got exactly what I was hoping for! I’m always looking to discover new cruelty-free and vegan products (you may have guessed, it’s kinda my thing 😉). I received 6 samples from companies I have never heard of before!

Oubble Box Samples
Oubble Box Made Simple Face Mask and Toner

I received Auromère’s Pre-Shampoo Conditioner, Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Organic Sweet Chai Lip Scrub, Lenora Organic Skincare Coconut Cacao Organic Antioxidant Mask, Vermont Soap Lavender Ecstasy Body Wash, and a Rose Grapefruit Face Toner and Strawberry Hibiscus Face Mask from Made Simple Skin Care.

If someone let me loose in a room full of skincare (a total dream come true) and asked me to pick out 6 samples, the samples I received are pretty spot on! I love fruity scents and masks, and the pre-conditioner is prefect for my extremely dry hair.

The Bottom Line: I love that Oubble box supports women-owned businesses and exclusively offers organic skincare. Their questionnaire at sign-up asks all of the important questions to make sure you get samples you will actually like, and it totally worked for me!

If you love natural skincare, Oubble is for you! 💚

Oubble Skincare Box

WANTED: Contributors for this Year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide!

The holidays will be here before we know it and I’m putting together this year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide… but doing it a little differently!

I’ve met a lot of amazing vegan bloggers and companies over the last year and want to help support them!

So, this year, I am looking for 10 vegan bloggers to contribute items to the gift guide, in the form of a short, high quality video and/or image, and written description (no more than 200 words). All contributors will be fully credited for their submissions.

The product categories that will be included in the gift guide are:

  • Cosmetics
  • Hair care
  • Skincare
  • Body care
  • Snacks
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Subscription boxes
  • Deliverable gifts (think cookie boxes, meal services,etc.)
  • Health and #wellness
  • Other

If you’re a vegan company that sells any of the above, or a vegan blogger who would like to contribute, please send me a DM with your ideas on IG @ Vegantreasurehunter or email vegantreasurehunter@gmail.com.

All submissions will be subject to review and edited to create one cohesive gift guide. Submissions may not be accepted if the quality of the video/image or written description do not meet the requirements. All contributors will be required to share the guide on their IG.

Here’s to a happy holiday season!

Smoothie King’s New Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

Is anyone else really excited for fall?! I know I am!

When I heard Smoothie King was debuting a new vegan pumpkin smoothie, I knew we were meant for each other.

Smoothie King’s Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

From the Smoothie King Website: Headlining the fall lineup for Smoothie King is the Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie. Channel your inner wellness with this new, plant-based smoothie blend, made with Califia Farms® Oat Milk, organic pumpkin, bananas, dates, Sunwarrior® organic plant-based protein, spice blend and stevia plant-based sweetener. This smoothie is also the debut of oat milk as an option for Smoothie King guests. Califia Farms Oat Milk can now be added or substituted into any smoothie on the menu.

I think this smoothie is really good! It definitely gives you all of the pumpkin pie flavor without being overwhelming. It’s not too sweet either. There is a slight protein powder taste to it, but it’s not too bad. I’ll probably ask if they can take it out next time.

I will definitely get this again! Have you tried it?

FYI: Jamba Juice also released a vegan pumpkin smoothie recently!

“Vegan Follow Back” Posts on Instagram to Discover New Accounts!

Did you know there are almost 100 MILLION posts on Instagram with #vegan?! That’s some amazing support for animals, but that also means it can be hard to make your account stand out in the crowd!

If you’re a vegan, activist, or vegan business owner, join in the many “Vegan Follow Back” posts on Instagram to discover new friends, customers, and clients!

I started one today, so I hope to see you there! Click here to follow me and join in!