Toiletries

An EU Directive came into force in March 2013 which prohibits animal testing on all cosmetic and toiletry products sold in the EU.   Some companies may, however, continue to test their products on animals for the purpose of selling them in non-EU countries.

The Vegan Society symbol on a product indicates that it was not tested on animals and does not contain any animal-derived substances.

The following brands are vegan:

The following brands have some products which are vegan:

  • Avalon Organics . . . (click here to see the non-vegan products)
  • Bia Beauty . . . (company based in Cork – many products are suitable for vegans)
  • Empress Cosmetics . . . (company based in Clare – vegan products are clearly marked with the Vegan Society’s logo)
  • Green People . . . (products shown in this link are not vegan)
  • Jason . . . (most of their products are vegan and are marked as such)
  • Lavera . . . (this link lists their vegan products)
  • Lush . . . (most of their products are vegan and display the Vegan Society logo on the front of all packaging, labels and signs)
  • Naked . . . Available at Boots (some shampoos and conditioners are vegan)
  • Weleda . . . (products listed on this link are vegan)
  • Zile Organics . . . (all their products are vegan except their candles)

Some links on making your own beauty products:

  • Click here to make your own shampoo and conditioner.
  • Click here to make your own beauty products.
  • Click here for a link on shaving with olive oil.