Luxury cosmetics & practising ‘Ahimsa’

Finally, my search for Vegan/Animal Cruelty-free products is over! Thanks for the recommendation for Petit Vour – a brand which features a subscription box of sample goodies. Check ’em out!

Yoga & Joyful Living

If you’ve been doing yoga for a while, you may have come across the concept of ‘ahimsa’. It means non-injury, but it goes beyond not causing harm to other human beings – it’s also about not consciously injuring any other sentient beings. For me, this also includes animals. I’m not completely vegan and I’d like to know where the hen lives that laid my breakfast egg, and where the cows graze who give milk for my cereals in the morning.

But more indirectly, it’s also possible to cause suffering when picking products from the supermarket shelf – particularly the cosmetics section can be a bit of a mine field. It’s usually possible to find basic items like cleansers, body wash and hair shampoo that’s labelled ‘cruelty-free’, but when it comes to decorative cosmetics things get tricky. Call me vain, but sometimes it’s just nice to put some make up…

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