(18/04/16) Having had some great news from Alpro this morning I am updating this post!…
Have you heard of the new Alpro yogurts called Go On? I was keen to try them having seen a few positive reviews. They come in blackcurrant, mango and passion fruit flavours and I bought mine from Ocado on a 4 for £3 deal. So how are they? Continue reading Alpro Go On Yogurts
I love Not On The High Street. We even had a wedding list with them. But I do wish finding vegan chocolate was easier with them. Continue reading NOTHS has your chocolate covered
Superdrug. A cruelty-free shoppers dream. On your high street, reasonably priced, against animal testing, clearly labelled as suitable for vegans. Nothing to worry about. Or is there? Continue reading Not so ‘Super’drug
Easter Sunday is only a couple of weeks away so I’ve already started my Easter egg hunt. I’m looking for vegan and palm oil free eggs, or other Easter themed chocolate treats for my niblings (great word – means nephews and nieces), husband, daughter and of course myself.
The beautiful thing about dark chocolate appears to be it very rarely contains palm oil! But if you are unsure which ingredients to look out for, check against this useful list from Palm Oil Investigations.
Continue reading Vegan & Palm Oil Free Easter Eggs
We know LUSH have confirmed that their Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Stearic Acid and Sodium Stearate are the only ingredients they cannot fully trace the sources for and so could be palm oil derivatives.
I appreciate you say you’re working on getting information from your suppliers, but you said that in 2009 when you released the palm oil free soap base. If after 6 years they still can’t tell you what’s in their products, why don’t you find a supplier who will? Otherwise, without knowing what’s in it, and where it’s from, there’s more than a small risk it’s from conflict palm oil. Why not just find a supplier who fits with your ethical stance and will guarantee source? Continue reading LUSH excuses continue
In going palm oil free I’ve had to give up some regular products since their manufacturers confirmed the presence of palm oil. So what have I swapped to?
Continue reading What food swaps am I making?
I love the connections you make on Twitter. I love the conversations you never thought you’d have and people you never expect to meet. And I love a competition! Last week I won a ‘he who tweets first’ content for a free cake mix of my choice from Mrs O’s Fuss Free Mixes. Honestly, I was going to stop baking so much, really!
Continue reading Mrs O’s Fuss Free Mixes – Vegan and Palm Oil Free
Now I don’t like to claim to be a food blogger. I don’t really take beautifully lit food photos and I’m not going to start writing out recipes. I just want to share that eating vegan and palm oil free this month has been so easy and delicious! Continue reading Food Glorious (Vegan Palm Oil Free) Food
I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on Orangutanuary. Not only am I out of work (to be a SAHM), but it’s just past Christmas. I also have a shed-full of cosmetics just sitting idle and it all seems such a waste.
I tried the homemade alternatives for keeping clean. I washed just with water, and tackled my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I exfoliated with coffee grounds, made my own deodorant and moisturised with coconut oil. I avoided makeup for all but one day so far this month. And I’ve stretched the eco-cleaning to the house, using baking soda and vinegar to clean the kitchen and bathrooms. I’d love to say I love this new me, but I can’t! I need products! Continue reading Getting clean of palm oil
January 12th 2016 – I cracked it; a complete palm oil free day. Shameful and shocking it took me 12 days (35 years?) to get there. Here’s how I managed it, and still actually lived a normal day. Continue reading Hallelujah! It can be done!