• attn VEGANS!

    Profile photo of yadhiracobain

    Over a year ago

    okay so i’m fairly new to this but going vegan isn’t it hard on your daily meals, if you’re not a raw vegan because I see almost in every thing like lecithin which is from animals or processed with animals, something like that , how do you manage to figure out every weird named ingredient and see if it’s not anything to do with animals? also did you veganize everything like your toothbrush , soap, shampoo , etc? would it be right if I used floss that was from j&j (known to test on animals) if it was just floss ?thanks so much !

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  • Profile photo of Ianswife11

    Over a year ago

    Just do everything slowly. Once your shampoo runs out, find a cruelty free version. No need to throw out perfectly good stuff.

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  • Profile photo of peppermintcherry

    Over a year ago

    Lecthin is almost always vegan. Everything I buy has either ‘soy’ or ‘sunflower’ in front of it, and I never thought about other possible sources.

    I slowly veganized my non food items, like shampoo, make up, whatever. I just replaced my non vegan items when they ran out/fell apart with vegan ones when it was time. Its wasteful and vain to just pitch perfectly good and usable items just to buy new stuff.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    Lecithin is ‘typically vegan’ according to this guide:
    http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/index.php#lecithin
    Basically, if a product says it’s ‘suitable for vegetarians’ and doesn’t list eggs in the allergy information then I assume the lecithin they’ve used is vegan.

    I try to make sure everything I use is vegan. First I make sure it’s from a company that doesn’t test on animals, then I check the ingredients. Quite a few cosmetics and toiletries often list if they’re vegan these days, either on websites or on the actual label.

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    Hey @yadhiracobain!

    While it can seem like an impossible thing at first, being vegan comes super easy once you get into it. I am a vegan (not raw) and I have no problem choosing what I want for lunch — unless if it’s like Chipotle VS. a tub Eat Pastry cookie dough (I’m kidding, that never happens.. but I WISH!).

    There are lots of websites and apps for your mobile device that will help you while you’re starting out. For example, the InRFood app (link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inrfood/id483222203?mt=8) includes a searchable ingredient database as well as a bar code scanner that will alert you if an item is not vegan (make sure you customize your settings when you install).

    For even more info & helpful tips, you can check out these pages:

    Animal Ingredients List
    http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/animal-ingredients/

    Recipes
    http://www.peta2.com/recipes/

    Accidentally Vegan Shopping Guide
    http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/guide-to-vegan-grocery-shopping/

    Restaurants
    http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/restaurants/

    My toothbrush, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, EVERYTHING is vegan. Don’t worry, though.. it’s not difficult to do and is not super expensive.

    This list will help you with that: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

    Some of the brands I use include – Toms of Maine, Eco Dent, Yes To, LUSH (I <3 LUSH), Method, ECOS, and Seventh Generation.

    If you have any questions or if I left anything out please let me know and I'll try my best to help you out! Welcome to the street team by the way, I'm glad you're here. :)

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