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?

Organic Beauty Junkie – Vegan Lip Balm and Solid Perfume Reviews

Company: Organic Beauty Junkie

“Welcome to Organic Beauty Junkie! You will find natural and organic skincare and personal care products. Our products are handcrafted and contain only the best ingredients to ensure our customers get only the most effective, natural beauty products.”

Products:

Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm

Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume

Reviews:

Hello, natural beauty lovers! I got to try out Organic Beauty Junkie’s vegan and cruelty free products, so let’s jump right in!

The Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm is made with shea butter and coconut oil, so you know it’ll do a good job hydrating your pretty little pout! This balm glides on smoothly and leaves a subtle sheen on the lips. The natural vanilla scent is there, but it’s not overwhelming in any way. It did, in fact, moisturize my lips and made them look and feel naturally gorgeous!

Using natural lip products is so important! You don’t want to put layers and layers of harmful chemicals on your lips because you end up ingesting a lot of it! Natural is the way to go!

The Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume is made with essential oils and smells incredible! It is sweet and alluring (my boyfriend loves it, wink wink), yet not too overpowering. This product applies effortlessly and does not leave any greasiness behind. I used this on my wrists and pulse points and enjoyed getting hints of the fragrance throughout the day. I did have to reapply this perfume, but since the tube is small and portable, it’s not a big deal. If you like soft, floral fragrances, you will LOVE this one!

The Bottom Line

If you’re in the market for naturally effective products that are vegan and cruelty-free, I highly recommend that you give these products a try! I love that the lip balm has coconut and shea butter because they are the VIPs of natural moisturizers and I don’t have worry about putting toxic chemicals into my body! The scent of the Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume is absolutely beautiful and it made me feel pretty wearing it! I highly recommend these products to all natural beauty junkies!

Thank you, Organic Beauty Junkie, for sending me these products to review!

Not Soap Radio – Blackberry and Vanilla Pheromone Activation Detox + Hydrate Fragrance

Company: Not Soap Radio

Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 10.23.23 AM.png

Product:

The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body (4.2 fl.oz.) $18.00 USD

Review:

I am very thankful for all of the bath and body products that I get to review (it’s an awesome hobby!). Every so often a fresh and innovative company comes along that reignites my love of vegan and cruelty-free products. Not Soap Radio is one of those companies!

Their products are made with essential oils, botanicals, and herbal extracts that actually take care of your skin (Bath and Body Works, who?). Their bottles are made of recycled plastic and they practice the “farm to bottle” approach to use local ingredients to lessen their carbon footprint.

Their products are truly eye-catching with their bright colors, fun names, and hilarious descriptions! When you look at their website, you will want to try everything!

I tried their “The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body”. Told ya the names of the products were fun! This Blackberry and Vanilla scented spray can be used all over the body, including your hair. This fragrance is bright and sweet like freshly picked berries. Feeling a little tired? This spray has a refreshing and energizing kick thanks to Peppermint and Ginseng extracts. It also contains Argan oil, which makes this a hydrating spray for both hair and body.

On the skin, the fragrance is light and sweet and is suitable for any occasion. You will smell hints of it throughout the day and you’ll think “Damn, I smell good!” which is always nice. I found the fragrance to be a little bit stronger when used in the hair. I liked using this as a hair fragrance most of all since that is how it was most noticeable to me. Who doesn’t want hair that smells fabulous?

These sprays can also be used as room or linen sprays. How cool is that? I love multi-functional products!

The Bottom Line

Not Soap Radio is a company that creates fun and exciting products that are animal and environmentally friendly. Their use of natural, locally-sourced ingredients puts them miles ahead of other, not so socially responsible companies.

Using their products is a genuinely enjoyable experience, thanks to their creative names, vibrant colors and fantastic scents. I am so thrilled to have tried their products and to share them with you! I highly recommend them!

Thank you, Not Soap Radio, for sending me this fragrance to review!

Apothepurity Product Reviews & Discount Code

Screen Shot 2017-06-18 at 7.53.25 AM

Company: Apothepurity

“Apothepurity is an eco-conscious apothecary + body care company located just North of Nashville, TN.

We wholeheartedly believe that organic plants and herbs have the ability to heal and effectively nourish our skin even better than their conventional counterparts. We believe in the power of nature.

Our goal is to help people thrive by providing them with the purest plant based products that are carefully handcrafted in small batches with the finest organic + wild harvested ingredients we could find.”

Products:

Germs Be Gone Natural Hand Sanitizer + Yoga Mat Cleaner (2 oz. – $11.99 USD)

Citrus Dream Body Mist (4 oz  – $16.99 USD)

Stress Be Gone Roll-On Aromatherapy Relief Oil (0.35 oz  – $11.99 USD)

Keep Me Fresh Natural Deodorant (4 oz jar – $16.99 USD)

Reviews:

I don’t know about you, but I use A LOT of hand sanitizer. Studies have shown that store bought brands contain ingredients that are NOT good for you! Ugh! The Germs Be Gone Natural Hand Sanitizer + Yoga Mat Cleaner is a natural germ killer that contains Witch Hazel and essential oils of Tea Tree, Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. I absolutely LOVE the scent of this product… It has subtle notes of all of the essential oils listed above to create a truly unique fragrance blend! I like to throw this bottle into my bag and use it throughout the day. Of course, I can’t see if it is actually killing germs, but my hands do feel clean after using it. This product is also a yoga mat sanitizer. I have been needing a reason to start doing yoga again, and this just might be it!

The Citrus Dream Body Mist is a delicious blend of Sweet Orange and Tangerine essential oils blended with Ylang Ylang and Vanilla. It’s fresh and fruity and the sweet notes of vanilla make this the perfect summertime scent! It is not overpowering in the slightest bit, it just gives you a light fragrance that can be reapplied throughout the day to lift your spirits and smell fabulous!

The Stress Be Gone Roll-On Aromatherapy Relief Oil comes in a convenient roller ball that you can take anywhere! This stress fighting blend of scents includes essential oils of Organic Lavender, Organic Blood Orange, Organic Ylang Ylang, Organic Patchouli, Organic Bergamot, and Organic Grapefruit. When you roll this product on, your senses are instantly calmed by the soothing floral notes and uplifted by the bright citrus oils. If you’re new to aromatherapy, this product would be a great place to start since lavender has been used to help people relax since forever! *** The white dots are actually covering teeth marks that my dog Bubbles wanted to contribute! She stole the bottle as I was taking pictures of the other products! Teeth marks are not included when you buy this item!

I’m sure you have heard about all of the health issues associated with everyday deodorants. Parabens have been linked to cancer and aluminum has been associated with Alzheimer’s. Needless to say, if you haven’t already it’s time to ditch your mass produced deodorant!  The Keep Me Fresh Natural Deodorant is made of all natural ingredients to keep you feeling and smelling fresh as a daisy! Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Bentonite Clay, and Activated Charcoal work together to help your pits release toxins while keeping them dry (although this is not an antiperspirant), and essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree, and Grapefruit leave you smelling bomb.com! It is important to remember that sweating is NATURAL and HEALTHY! Typical deodorants clog up your pores and don’t allow you to release toxins, in simple terms, they are not good for you! Please make the switch to a natural deodorant like this one!

The Bottom Line

Apothepurity makes pure products that are vegan and cruelty-free. The packaging is fantastic and the formulations are effective and gentle. I will absolutely keep these products in my skincare and hygiene routine, and look forward to trying more products from this brand. Head on over to Apothepurity and try out some of their wonderful products! Let me know what you think! Use code “VTH20” for 20% off of your order!

Thank you, Apothepurity, for sending me these products to review!

Pour le Monde Perfume Reviews

Company: Pour le Monde 100% Natural Perfumes

“Pour le Monde, (For the World) is the world’s only certified 100% natural fine fragrances. Vegan, cruelty-free, pregnancy safe with each one supporting a charity.”

Products:

Envision All Natural Eau de Parfum

“Envision benefits the National MS Society whose mission is to ENVISION a world free of MS.”

Empower All Natural Eau de Parfum

“Empower helps Guiding Eyes for the Blind providing service dogs that EMPOWER the blind, visually impaired and children with autism.”

Together All Natural Eau de Parfum

“Together benefits the Cancer Support Community, so no one faces cancer alone.”

Reviews 

 “Daring and exotic. Irresistibly sensual. Incredibly all natural.” With a description like that, who wouldn’t want to try Envision All Natural Eau de Parfum?

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 3.09.23 PM

I have not experienced a fragrance quite like this one. It is unique with its sharp floral notes, making it perfect for date night or anytime you want some attention. The citrus provides brightness while the peppercorn provides spice. The middle notes add a floral bouquet to the patchouli and vanilla which provide warmth and sweetness! This fragrance is strong, so a little goes a long way!

 

Empower All Natural Eau de Parfum is described as “Fresh and spirited. Playful and energizing. Incredibly all natural.”

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 3.03.52 PM

The top notes of various citrus fruits make this unisex fragrance as bright as the summer sun. Spearmint and basil add herbal notes, and cedar wood and patchouli add earthy qualities to this unique, fun fragrance that reminds me of walking through the woods in July. I really like this fragrance and highly recommend it!

 

Together All Natural Eau de Parfum is “An elegant and graceful classic light floral that’s flirtatious yet delicate.”

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 3.13.41 PM

This fragrance is my favorite out of the three. The description is correct. It is light and sophisticated and perfect for any occasion. The floral notes are feminine and gentle and do not overpower. The base notes create a natural and sweet fragrance that will appeal to most fragrance fans! Give this one a try!

 

The Bottom Line

I enjoyed trying out these three perfumes. “Together” was my favorite since it can be worn anywhere and everywhere. Beyond the fragrances themselves, I think that it is fantastic and admirable the Pour le Monde supports charities that correspond to each of their perfumes. If only more companies would do that! These perfumes, along with the company as a whole, are the epitome of beauty and grace. The next time you are looking for all natural fragrances, try Pour le Monde. Give back to others and smell fabulous at the same time!

Thank you, Pour le Monde, for providing me with samples to review!