Join Me on #CFBloggers Chat on Twitter!

Join Me on #CFBloggers Chat on Twitter!

I have some exciting news! Today I will be hosting Cruelty-Free Bloggers Chat on Twitter! This is a weekly chat based around questions related to cruelty free beauty and lifestyle. The chat takes place at 1:00 PM Pacific, 4:00 PM Eastern, and 9:00 PM GMT. Add it to your calendar now  so that you can be on time.

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Cruelty Free Brands Available at Target

Cruelty Free Brands Available at Target

One of the most common requests that I receive is asking for a list of cruelty free brands that are available at major chains like Target. With the large number of locations, Target is a chain that is easily accessible to a lot of people. This list of the cruelty free brands at Target can help consumers make better choices when shopping here.

Because Target carries such a large variety of items, this list extends beyond beauty products. It also includes brands that offer household items that are cruelty free.

All brands included here are sold at Target. They are also free of any animal testing and have vegan options. Just as with the Cruelty Free and Vegan Brand List, it is noted next to a brand if they are owned by a company who tests on animals. It is also noted if they are a 100% vegan brand.

  • Acure Organics
  • Alba Botanica
  • Ardell
  • Avalon Organics
  • Bonne Belle
  • Burt’s Bees – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • E.L.F. – Cosmetics are 100% vegan, but not all of the brushes are
  • Eylure
  • Giovanni
  • Jason Naturals
  • Pacifica – 100% vegan!
  • Method
  • Mrs. Meyers – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Nourish Organic
  • NYX – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Pixi
  • Pureology – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Tom’s of Maine – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Seventh Generation
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • S.W. Basics
  • Wet’n’Wild
  • Yes to Carrots

How to Make Persimmon Salsa

How to Make Persimmon Salsa

One of my favorite things about fall is that it’s persimmon season. This year I am lucky enough to have a surplus of them (which means expect more recipes soon!). One thing that I really wanted to try making was persimmon salsa. Similar to mango salsa, it’s a great way to incorporate seasonal produce into your favorite dishes. This persimmon salsa is sweet but has a spicy kick thanks to the peppers involved.

What you will need to make Persimmon Salsa:

  • 1 chip diced persimmon (about 1 large persimmon)
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalepeno pepper
  • 1 mirasol pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1/2 of a medium lime, juiced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make Persimmon Salsa:

  1. Prepare and chop the persimmon, tomato, red onion, and garlic. There two different ways that you can make this salsa – using a food processor or chopping everything by hand. I personally prefer to chop everything, aside from the hot peppers, by hand. For the tomatoes, I like to use heirloom cherry tomatoes. They come in a variety of colors, so the persimmon salsa comes out more vibrant.
  2. When it comes to the peppers, it’s your call if you want to keep in the seeds or not. Chop them by hand or in a food processor. You can also feel free to only use one pepper. I used one jalapeno and one mirasol pepper. The mirasol pepper is about as hot as a jalapeno, but it’s red in color and has a slightly sweeter spice to it.
  3. Add in the salt and lime juice. Mix well.

Persimmons are high in Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, folic acid, potassium, copper, and B complex vitamins. Combined with the tomatoes and peppers in this persimmon salsa, and this condiment packs quite a health punch. Eat with chips and veggies, add to salads, put it in wraps, or on the side of any dish.

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag Logical Harmony on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Styling by Justin M.G. Mendez

Cruelty Free Brands Available at Ulta

 

Cruelty Free Brands Available at Ulta

For many consumers, big stores like Ulta are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skin care, and hair care. So many brands are available that it can be confusing. Being aware of the cruelty free brands at Ulta can be a challenge. In an effort to make things easier for consumers, I wanted to create this list that is specific to Ulta.

All brands included here are sold at Ulta. They are also free of any animal testing and have vegan options. Just as with the Cruelty Free and Vegan Brand List, it is noted next to a brand if they are owned by a company who tests on animals. It is also noted if they are a 100% vegan brand.

  • AG Hair Cosmetics
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • bare Minerals – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • Burt’s Bees – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • Butter London
  • BECCA
  • Coola
  • Derma E
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Eco Tools
  • Earthly Body – 100% vegan!
  • Eylure
  • Freeman
  • Giovanni
  • Juice Beauty
  • Mineral Fusion
  • NYX – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Pacifica – 100% vegan!
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Physician’s Formula
  • Psssst!
  • Pureology – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • Reviva Labs
  • Real Techniques
  • SpaRitual – 100% vegan!
  • Tarte – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • The Body Shop – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • Too Faced
  • ULTA
  • Urban Decay – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. 
  • Yes to Carrots

Another great thing about Ulta is that they do not sell in China, where animal testing is required by law, and their house line is also cruelty free.

Cruelty Free Brands Available at Sephora

Cruelty Free Brands Available at Sephora

For many consumers, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skin care, and hair care. Being aware of the cruelty free brands at Sephora can be a challenge. This list will help make it easier for you!

All brands included here are sold at Sephora. They are also free of any animal testing and have vegan options. Just as with the Cruelty Free and Vegan Brand List, it is noted next to a brand if they are owned by a company who tests on animals. It is also noted if they are a 100% vegan brand.

  • bareMinerals – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • beautyblender – 100% vegan!
  • BECCA
  • Ciate
  • COVER FX – 100% vegan!
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • DryBar
  • Hourglass
  • Josie Maran
  • LAVANILA
  • NARS – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) – 100% vegan!
  • Rosebud Perfume Co.
  • Tarte – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Too Faced
  • Urban Decay – It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • WEN by Chaz Dean – 100% vegan!

Sephora does carry cruelty free brands and, for those who shop there, I think that it is important for them to know which brands are the best to support. Please note that the house line of cosmetics sold at Sephora is not cruelty free. Sephora does have stores in China, where animal testing is required by law. Sephora is also owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy (LVHM), which is a large producer of leather and fur items.

For those who decide to not purchase items from Sephora, you can always go into the store to look at the products in person, take home samples, and then order online directly from the brand itself.