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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 18:21 PM   1
Michy
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Baby products not tested on animals


I really want to use baby products that haven't been tested on animals, just wondered if anyone knows of any good ones?



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 18:33 PM   2
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Lush do some lovely smelling baby bath bomb things but have never tried them. I think they do a shampoo as well...

Will read other people's responses with interest, great thread - thanks x



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 19:12 PM   3
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Sorry I don't know of any since I'm across the other side of the world, but thought I would mention that heaps of the disposable nappy brands are tested on animals, so best to check out those as well if you want to steer clear of products tested on animals. Good on you for going to extra mile help stop animal suffering - it's horrific..



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 04:21 AM   4
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Boots used to test on animals but I 'think' they have stopped will need to look that up. Tesco 'shouldn't although I have noticed some products don't say they don't any more hmmm Johnsons defo do!
There is a book you can get from Nature watch that lists every product that is tested on animals or has a sister company that test on animals. Its called the compassionate guide or something. Costs about 3 and is updated yearly.
(http://www.naturewatch.org/shoppingguide/CSG.asp)

Co-ops own brands (not washing powder) are good though as they are BUAV approved (http://www.buav.org/)

Weleda do not test on animals (http://www.weleda.co.uk/categories/name/baby-care)
"Since the founding of the first company in 1921 Weleda products have never been tested on animals. We have never undergone animal testing ourselves nor have we ever commissioned any outside organisation to do it on our behalf. We purchase raw materials which have not been tested on animals. We adhere to the fixed cut-off date policy (1985) rather than the rolling rule policy."

Avon used to have a no testing policy they still do I think although they back a charity that does test on animals so not sure on where they stand now a days.

Best way to check is read the back... It needs to say product AND ingredients not tested on animals by or for *company*

If it says product not tested, usually means ingredients has. If it says not tested by US usually means it was tested before they bought it.

Hope that helps



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 09:17 AM   5
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Go on the BUAV website....they listed all the companys awarded the golden bunny award for not testing on animals. And you'll be able to find all that dont test on animals

Its www.BUAV.com XxX



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 09:22 AM   6
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Good luck in finding the products...i will keep an eye on this thread (thanks for posting it!)



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 09:30 AM   7
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I googled this.....

baby toiletries not tested animals

and selected UK only and tonnes come up babe including Peter Rabbit, M&S etc.

Go look



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 10:00 AM   8
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No cosmetics produced in the UK are tested on animals anymore, it was one of the first things Labour brought in in the late '90s. So just by UK brands!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 16:31 PM   9
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.....but the formulations of the products that are out now could have been tested on animals originally



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 18:56 PM   10
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Weleda is the brand I am going with because it doesn't test on animals and it doesn't have so many of the really sketchy chemicals that are way too harsh for adult skin, let alone baby skin.
For example, I get really itchy and dried out from sodium lauryth sulfate - a chemical that is added to just about everything to produce suds. It is way too harsh for baby skin, in my opinion, and has also been linked to causing UTIs in little girls, particularly when it is used in bubble baths. That's just one of many chemicals that are bad for babies and bad for the planet.
So my criteria need to include no animal testing and an ingredient list I approve. A source that has helped me is a book called "Ecoholic" by Adria Vasil. It's Canadian, but a really good read - you can get a lot of her column online.



 
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