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!

Check Out Beyond Meat’s New Commercial!

There’s no doubt that we’re experiencing a revolution in the way we think about food and food production.

We now have the ability to get just about every product we could ever want from plants. From peanut butter and jelly oat milk ice cream and fish filets to fried chiken, pepperoni pizza, and cheeseburgers, animal and environmentally-friendly options are here and more are launching every single day.

Check out Beyond Meat’s new commercial!

Repost from @beyondmeat on IG

What If We All #GoBeyond

“What if just taking the animal out of the meat made us and our planet healthier?Up to three times a day we each have the opportunity to decide what protein we put on our plate. Join us on our journey to feed a better future.”

For the animals, for the planet, for your health… the future is vegan!

Check out the First-Ever Vegan Burger Commercial to Air During the Super Bowl (SPOILER)!!!

This evening, the first-ever commercial advertising a plant-based burger will air during the Super Bowl for millions of viewers to see!

This 30-second spot humorously introduces Carl’s Jr.’s Beyond Famous Star Burger featuring the 100% plant-based Beyond Burger (just ask for no cheese or mayo to make it vegan)! If you don’t want to wait until the ad airs tonight, check it out below!

I must say, they did a great job with this! As the demand for plant-based options grows, companies like Carl’s Jr. are responding! This commercial will lead to countless people trying an animal-friendly burger and needless to say, I’M HERE FOR IT!

If you’re not already, follow me on Instagram @VeganTreasureHunter 🌱

SoapBox Soaps – Buy 1 Item and 2 Bar Soaps Will Be Donated to a Person in Need! *Discount Code is Below!

Company: Soapbox Soaps

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Reviews:

Hello, again! I’m back and so excited to share my reviews of these amazing Soapbox Soaps products!  As always, if you want quick information about these products (and an exclusive discount code) along with this company’s amazing mission, skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post! Ok, let’s get into it!

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty stressed throughout the week and I rely on shower time to relax and to collect my thoughts. I’ll tell you right now, these products have such soothing, spa-like fragrances, I have been looking forward to shower time more than usual lately!

The Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash has a creamy formula that lathers up nicely with just a small amount of product (Hooray for value!). It rinses easily and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. The fragrance is a refreshing blend of ocean-inspired scents and floral notes. It is absolutely fantastic and I would wear this as a perfume if I could!

The Bamboo Strength and Body Shampoo contains aloe and shea butter to moisturize and bamboo extract to strengthen hair and bring back its elasticity to reduce breakage. Just like the body wash, you only need a small amount of this shampoo, since it works into a rich lather and easily rinses clean. It thoroughly cleanses your locks without stripping it of moisture.

The Bamboo Strength and Body Conditioner also contains aloe and shea butter to hydrate, bamboo extract to retain moisture and strengthen your strands. The consistency of this conditioner is pretty thick, and  I actually needed to use much less of this product than I do with other conditioners. It easily distributes through hair, and is thick enough to stay put while you take care of the rest of your shower routine. It detangled my hair while giving it weightless moisture. I am very happy to report that my hair looked clean, shiny, manageable, and full of body after using these two products. My curls looked and smelled fantastic!The fragrance is so unique and refreshing, its actually quite addicting! I find myself smell

After using the Bamboo Shampoo and Conditioner, I am very happy to report that my hair looked clean, shiny, manageable, and full of body. This is no easy task because my hair is typically dry and wild, so I am impressed! The fragrance is so unique and refreshing, it is actually quite addicting! I find myself smelling my hair throughout the day, it is that nice!

The Vanilla & Lily Blossom Liquid Hand Soap smells like a bouquet of sweet flowers and contains aloe and shea butter to moisture. This soap leaves your skin feeling soft, clean, and lightly fragranced. It has a creamy consistency and works into a rich lather to gently wash away impurities. Gorgeous!

Last but definitely not least, the Citrus & Peach Rose Bar Soap has perhaps my favorite scent of all! The delicious blend of citrus and floral is fresh and unique. This bar soap not only cleanses your skin, it uplifts your spirits and calms your mind! Olive oil and shea butter provide hydration while you cleanse and your skin is left renewed and delightfully fragranced. This little soap is a powerhouse!

The Bottom Line

Soapbox Soaps makes incredible vegan and cruelty-free products with spa-like fragrances that leave your skin and hair feeling soft, clean, and healthy. Their products are luxurious yet the prices are very affordable. I could easily see them doubling their prices, and still being extremely successful!

Besides the excellent quality of these products, and perhaps best of all, Soapbox Soaps donates a bar soap to people in need with every purchase. I am thrilled to be working with them to reach their tremendous milestone of donating 3 MILLION BAR SOAPS!

When you use code “vthSbS3M”, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and they will double their donations and donate 2 bar soaps to people in need, either locally or abroad. How amazing is that?!

After you order and receive your products, you will see that there is a unique  “Hope Code” that you can enter at soapboxsoaps.com/hope to “see where and how you purchase impacts another life.”

To recap, the Bamboo Strength and Body Shampoo and Conditioner are just what your hair needs to build strength while feeling moisturized and manageable. If it can hydrate my dry curls and decrease my frizz, I am confident it will work for just about everyone. The body wash is truly luxurious and makes you feel renewed and reenergized. The hand soap is high quality and adds a fresh floral bouquet to your hygiene routine. The bar soap is truly one of the best bar soaps out there. It lathers up easily and leaves behind an absolutely gorgeous and unique citrusy floral scent.

I cannot express how wonderful these products are and how fantastic it is that this company is helping so many people! Can you imagine not being able to use soap to get clean? Its something that many people have to deal with and Soapbox Soaps is making a huge difference! Soap truly is life changing!

Please head on over to their website to make a purchase. Don’t forget to use code “vthSbS3M” for 10% off and double donations!

Thank you, Soapbox Soaps, for sending me these products to review! You will get to your 3 millionth donation in no time!!!

V-Dog Kinder Kibble and Breathbones Review

Company: v-Dog Vegan Dog Food and Healthy Dog Treats

Products: V-Dog Kinder Kibble Mini Bites – 4.5 lbs –  $19.99 USD

V-Dog Breathbone Minis – $11.99 USD

Review:

Did you know that dogs, just like humans, can thrive on a plant-based diet?! I have been wanting to order the V-dog vegan dog food for awhile now, and am so happy that the company sent a bag of their Kinder Kibble Mini Bites and Breathbones for my little pups to try out!

The Kinder Kibble is packed with protein and vitamins to keep your dog happy, healthy, and energetic! Take a look at the ingredients below:

OUR “ANIMAL-FREE” INGREDIENTS
Dried Peas, Pea Protein, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Potato Protein, Sorghum, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) , Natural Flavor, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseeds, Millet, Calcium Carbonate, Lentils, Peanut Hearts, Quinoa, Sunflower Chips, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Carrots, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Dl-methionine, Dried Parsley, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D2 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hyrdochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (A Source Of Vitamin C), Preserved with Citric Acid, Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Celery, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lettuce, L-carnitine, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Rosemary Extract. Store In A Cool, Dry Place.

As you can see, this kibble provides all of the protein, vitamins, and minerals that your dog needs!

So… it is healthy, but how did my dogs like it? 

My dogs, Bubbles and Minnie, get very little people food, so when they get a new dog food or treat, they get veryexcited. I tried to get them to pose like little dog food models to get the perfect picture, but I think the “bloopers” are pretty hilarious! (See end of post)

Both of my dogs are pretty energetic, but I did actually notice an increase in energy after they had been eating the Kinder Kibble for 4-5 days. Whenever you switch dog food, it is common that your dogs may have some digestion issues until they get used to the new food. Both of my dogs adjusted to the new food within a day or two, which is awesome! The kibble is very tiny, which makes it easy for my little pups to eat!

The Breathbone Minis were a HUGE hit! I have a very difficult time brushing my little guys’ teeth, so needless to say, their breath is a little stinky. After devouring these bones, I did notice that their breath was fresher! Take a look at the 100% plant-based ingredients:

Brown Rice Flour, Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Tapioca Starch, Sweet Potatoes, Carrageenan, Pumpkin, Carrots, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Pumpkin Flavor, Cinnamon, Chia Seed, Broccoli, Parsley, Spinach, Fat Product (Natural Source of DHA from Algae), Alfalfa.

The Bottom Line

V-Dog Kinder Kibble and Breathbones are exceptional products that your dogs will LOVE! Just like with humans, vegan diets can greatly improve the health of your pooches. I noticed that my dogs were more energetic and had no issues eating this food whatsoever.

It makes me feel like a great puppy-parent knowing that I am giving my dogs food that will make them healthier. There is no need for them to eat processed dog foods that contain meat by-products and whatever else commercial dog food has in it.

V-Dog is a wonderful company that makes 100% plant-based, cruelty-free products that will enhance your dog’s life! I highly recommend the Kinder Kibble and Breathbones!

Thank you, V-Dog, for sending me these products for my dogs to try out!