Veganism

Common ingredients to avoid when searching for vegan products

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Albumen: In eggs, milk, muscles, blood, and many vegetable tissues and fluids. In cosmetics, albumen is usually derived from egg whites and used as a coagulating agent. May cause allergic reaction. In cakes, cookies, candies, etc. Egg whites sometimes used in the wine filtration process. Angora: Hair from the Angora rabbit or goat. Used in clothing. Animal Hair: Often found in blankets, mattresses, brushes, cosmetic brushes and furniture Beeswax/Cera Flava/Cera Alba: Wax obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it. From virgin bees. May be harmful to the skin. Very cheap and widely used. In lipsticks...

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What is veganism and what it means to me.

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Veganism is defined by the Vegan Society as being “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and other purposes”. Veganism also “by extension, promotes the development and use of animal free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment" (Healthline). For me being vegan means doing the best that I can for the animals such as not eating any foods containing animal products such as meat, dairy and egg, not buying cosmetics, toiletries or household products that have...

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