Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
I have now tried a Laundry detergent called ECOS. An earth friendly, animal friendly product. Website ..... http://www.ecos.com/ecosliquid.html#spec
You use very little of this product, unless you have very hard water, as I do. Then you would want to use a little bit more. And after a month of using it, with still half a bottle left, what I have found is that this product works fantastic! The laundry comes out clean & fresh smelling. Absolutely nothing toxic in it. So I can say I have been very happy with this one!
Now, one problem. One of the ingredients is Palm Oil. And I have recently found out, through a friend of mine who is very much into protecting the Apes. That palm oil, is not good for them! The corporation that makes Palm Oil, has created a slave labor environment, which forces the employees to have to Eat Apes to survive. The full article can be found here.... http://www.orangutanprotection.com/indexina.php?menu=show_weblog.ph...
So, today my replacements were for Dishwasher detergent & Liquid Dish Soap. This time I opted to go with a company called Seventh Generation. And again, was able to purchase the products right from the store. For the Dishwasher Soap I opted for the "Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs" 20 pacs in a package @ $4.77 Now this price is not much different at all from what I was paying for the Cascade 20 pacs. So price wise, no big difference. I'm going to be trying it tonight, so we shall see how it works. And once again, I have the hard water. So that does make things a little tougher in that area. This product is labeled Free of Dyes & Fragrances; Chlorine free; biodegradable & contains no phosphates.
I also chose the "Natural Dish Liquid" Lavendor Floral & Mint. It claims to be tough on grease & hypoallergenic & non-toxic. The next time I have to wash pots and pans we shall see how well it works. This cost $2.67 for a 25 fluid ounce bottle (average size). And the bottle is made with recycled plastic. Again, this is not much difference in price from what I paid for Dawn dish soap.
Seventh Generation is listed as Non-Animal testing with the National Anti-Vivisection Society, NAV. And on their own website state that they are clearly against the use of animals in testing. Read more from their website: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/
This company also sells Laundry detergent. So if I am happy with the 2 new products I will be trying that as well. And will keep you updated as I go along.
Now for Cosmetics. I believe I stated previously that my old standards of Maybelline & Cover Girl are now out the door! Both companies still test on animals. However, Revlon & Almay do not. Both a little more pricey than the other two. But in my opinion worth it if it saves the animals! Today I opted to go with Almay. Concealer @ $8.54, Blush @ $7.72, Mascara @ $4.97 & Eyeliner @ $5.98 (both waterproof) One of the other benefits of Almay is that they are hypoallergenic.
So a lot of new products today! All of which I will write about in my next blog, to let you know what I think works and doesn't work. So for now.... end of Part 2 on my series of Changing to "Friendly" Products!
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