After receiving the upsetting news that Bath and Body Works is no longer cruelty free, I wanted to provide you with some cruelty free alternatives to Bath and Body Works. You can always check out Leaping Bunny’s extensive list of bath brands. Be sure to visit my friends’ blogs, Logical Harmony, My Beauty Bunny, and Vegan Beauty Review for more cruelty free goodness.
Cruelty Free Alternatives to Bath and Body Works
I can only surmise that with Bath & Body Works changing their policy from cruelty free to ‘except in rare cases when required by government regulations’ that B&BW is planning on doing what Victoria’s Secret did, and expanding into China.
Sadly, here’s what I received in email from B&BW
L Brands policy prohibits the testing of our branded products, formulations and ingredients on animals except in rare cases when required by government regulations. Through our involvement in the Institute For In Vitro Sciences, we are supporting research to develop additional non-animal alternative methods which we believe will ultimately result in the elimination of animal testing worldwide.
Here’s what L Brands (parent company of B&BW) sent me
Thank you for reaching out to us. Despite the recent report on Logical Harmony, we have not changed our policy. Bath & Body Works policy has been and continues to be that we prohibit the testing of our branded products, formulations and ingredients on animals except in rare cases when required by government regulations. Bath & Body Works products are not sold in countries where testing is mandatory; therefore we are not testing on animals. I hope this is helpful. Thank you.
Gud Body Wash (Leaping Bunny Certified) – $7 for 10 oz.
With scents like Mango Moonbreeze, Pearanormal Activity, Vanilla Flame, Floral Cherrynova, Orange Petalooza and Red Ruby Groovy, you’ve got a lot of options at the drugstore.
Gud Body Lotion – $7 for 8 fl. oz.
They have matching scents in the body lotion.
Gud also makes shampoo, conditioner and body butter.
Fortune Cookie Soap Body Wash – $10.99 for 6.8 oz.
So many scents available. Right now you can get BFFs and Wicked, Good, which you know I love, in addition to a ton of other scents.
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Fortune Cookie Soap Body Scrub – $11.75 for 4.5 oz
I love this stuff! I have Unicorn Farts and it’s such a fun scent.
Fortune Cookie Soap also has bar soap, bath salts, perfume, bah bombs, bath melts, bath oils, shampoo and conditioner, hair oil, cuticle butter, hand sanitizer, body butter, wax tarts, air freshener, lip tints, the list goes on and on. They do offer a ton of vegan products too. Check their FAQ.
Cocoa Pink Voluptuous Body Butter – $13.99 fo 4.75 oz
Made with over 30% organic efined shea butter, this is an awesome body butter. It’s available in all scents offered by Cocoa Pink.
(available online only)
They also offer Coco Mango body butter, Whipped Dream, and Goatmlink & Honey body lotion.
Cocoa Pink Argan Therapy Creme – $15 for 10 oz.
I love this stuff! It’s infused with argan oil and coconut oil.
Cocoa Pink also makes Junket Creme Conditioner, Shine +, Shine Sweetie, Silky Fre, Soulmate Hair Rescue, Princess Poo and Squeaky Clarifying shampoo.
They also make perfumes, scrubs, facial serums and cleansers.
Pacifica is an often overlooked company that is 100% vegan. They make skincare, body wash, body butter, lotion, soaps, scrubs, perfumes, and makeup.
The Body Shop (Leaping Bunny Certified)
They make shower gels and creams, bar soaps, scrubs and exfoliants, bubble baths, soaks, body mists, perfumes, body butter, lotions, oils, the list goes on. They also make skincare and makeup. They even started selling nail polish recently!
And of course, no bath and body list is ever complete without Lush!
Lush makes bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts, soap, shower gels, scrubs, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, cleansers, moisturizers, masks, lip balms, body lotions, body butters, deodorants, perfume, and makeup.
Their Halloween collection is pretty cool, especially the Northern Lights bath bomb.
What cruelty free brands will you be using instead of Bath & Body Works?