For those of you just tuning in, every April I like to re-evaluate my business-as-usual with an eye to going greener. This year, I’m shaking it up with a 30-Day Vegan Challenge. I don’t just want to be vegan for 30 days, though. I’m laying the groundwork so that when my 30 days are up, I can’t fail to continue.
Now, veganism has been on the back of my mind for years. I’ve made several attempts before. The result is that my toiletries are already pretty vegan. There are just two products that I bought without veganism in mind: my red eyebrow pencil (it is F*ing hard to find any red eyebrow pencils!) and a doTERRA facial moisturizer. I use both about once-a-week.
The moisturizer doesn’t really need to replaced. I was testing a product that I was selling when I bought these two containers. When I run out, I just won’t purchase more, problem solved.
However, I have really light eyebrows and like to darken them to match my hair when I wear makeup. I’m not a makeup guru. I tend to stick to Eco Tools or all metal tools and stick with e.l.f. for makeup. But, as far as I’m aware, they don’t make a product for redheads. This leaves a gap I don’t know how to fill. I’m going to try using a makeup brush to fill in my eyebrows with blush. Anyone out there in the same position?
Products I buy:
For the shower:
Nature’s Gate Shampoo
Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap
For my teeth:
ECO-Dent’s Dental Floss
ECO-Dent’s Tooth Powder
For my skin:
Coconut Oil, ingredient
Cocoa Butter, ingredient
Baking Soda, ingredient
Liquid Vitamin E, ingredient
For my face:
Witch Hazel (in roller bottle)
DoTERRA Essential Oils
Jojaba Oil, ingredient
Merry Hempster’s vegan lip balm (I will probably just use my own recipe when this runs out to cut down on my plastic)
e.l.f. (I generally just find a blush, lip stain, concealer, and foundation I like)
Rainbow Henna (I use this to keep my hair shiny, bright, and to bring out the red tones which are more subtle)
ECO-Dent’s Replaceable Heads
Eco Tool makeup brushes
Tweezers, Scissors, Nail Clippers, Toenail Clippers, all metal
Personal Hygiene Recipes:
As you’re now aware, my hygiene routine shouldn’t hamper me from having a fully vegan lifestyle, with some minor adjustments. This is the end product of a lot of work. I appreciate that those beginning on a vegan path might find this useful, which is my main reason for including this topic.
Since this challenge is mostly about challenging me now, I will attempt to solve my eyebrow conundrum with the makeup products I already have at home.
Until next time, keep that talk walking!