about that title, eh? can we just pause and all roll our eyes at that time i posted that i would never give up animal products? mhm…
so i did.
let’s stop there – this will not be a post arguing for veganism. i will not shout from the rooftops or throw red paint on you or whatever else stereotypically happens. however, i will talk about how veganism has changed my natural beauty routines. hopefully that’s okay with everyone.
okay, back to our scheduled post.
so i went vegan. suddenly that meant no longer using kefir and full-fat yogurt and raw honey and beeswax. i had to rethink my probiotics. i had to rethink skin and hair care recipes. i had to find ways to keep face masks at wonderful consistencies without raw honey, while also keeping the same antibacterial and hydrating properties. oh – is that coconut oil stuck in my hair? forget about using egg yolks to rinse it out. oh – is that a sunburn? don’t reach for the emu oil.
guys… i love it. i love being pushed to create new items that are just as, if not more, effective. i mean – have you tried this oMega glow face mask? it’s a gem. and hydrosols, even for hair? bam, already vegan. did i need raw honey on my face? turns out my skin likes chia seed oil even more! did i need beeswax in my chapstick? turns out the merry hempsters chapstick (not an affiliate link) feels even better and more hydrating than others i’ve tried.
by the way – golf clap to my fatter wallet for going 100% plant-based. holla for a dolla.
am i vocal about veganism? in a way, sure. i consider myself an ethical vegan and will happily discuss anything anyone is curious about. however, i do think that if you choose to eat cheese, that’s your right. i’m allowed to disagree and still go make my own choices. you’re an adult. you vote with your dollars and i’ll vote with mine. we can still be friends and laugh together, yea? if you’ve found a product that’s become your ride or die but contains beeswax, that’s your choice and your money.
i might miss melted cheese, but my skin and hair don’t miss a thing. matter of fact, they look BETTER! that i can stand for.