Posted on January 15, 2023.
Happy New Year to all of our customers! January is now upon us and many people choose the beginning of a new year to make positive changes to their lives. In 2014, husband and wife Jane Land and Matthew Glover launched Veganuary, a challenge to educate and inspire people about vegan lifestyles by getting them to follow a vegan diet for the month of January. It’s become hugely popular, with over half a million people signing up in 2023. If you’re looking to follow a vegan lifestyle or just looking out for the planet, you’re in luck – all of Original Sprout’s products are 100% vegan-friendly, including our organic kid’s hair gel, hair & body baby wash and children’s detangling spray. Here are four reasons why this small detail makes a huge difference.
- It’s the kindest choice for animals
It’s not always widely publicised, but a wide variety of animal products make their way onto our bathroom shelves. Whether it’s keratin in shampoo (extracted from the nails, feathers, horns, hair and hooves) or lanolin in moisturisers (derived from sheep’s wool), you’ll be surprised just how many bathroom staples are not vegan-friendly.
You won’t find any animal products in anything sold by Original Sprout, but here’s a list of ingredients to be on the lookout for if you’re checking whether a product is vegan or not:
Original Sprout products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
- It’s better for our planet
Raising animals for consumption places a huge strain on the Earth’s resources. By switching to plant-based products like Original Sprout, we can ease this burden on our planet. The use of animal ingredients actively promotes deforestation by encouraging the clear-cutting of older trees to make room for animal grazing fields.
Using vegan products also minimises the amount of harmful waste that makes its way into our rivers and waterways.
- It’s gentler for your skin
By formulating our products with carefully sourced botanicals, Original Sprout’s range can be less harsh on the skin and body than toiletries that contain a high volume of synthetic chemicals or animal-derived ingredients.
Original Sprout’s Gold Standard in consumer protection means that all of our luxurious formulations are European Union and Prop 65, California’s Safe Cosmetics Act, compliant.
- We cater for allergy sufferers
Many common allergens are animal-based and can be difficult to avoid when choosing new beauty products. Even small concentrations can produce severe reactions, especially in babies and small children. When you choose Original Sprout, you can be confident that our products are formulated with extracts from fruits, vegetables and flowers without sacrificing quality and effectiveness.
Whether you’re a long-term vegan or just testing the waters in January, we hope you continue to enjoy Original Sprout products all year round.