Do you know how many of your products are vegan?
Vegan products are entirely free of any animal products and are cruelty-free and all-natural. In other words, no animals were harmed during the making of the product — which is exactly how it should be!
This isn't just an issue in the world of makeup and shower gel. Sex products, like toys and lube, can also be vegan or non-vegan.
If you want to keep animal cruelty out of the bedroom, check out our guide to vegan massage oil.
What Is Vegan Massage Oil?
You might think that every massage oil is automatically vegan, but that isn't the case. In fact, a lot of massage oils can contain animal fats (ew, right?). Or they have ingredients sourced so unsustainably that they harm animals in their product.
Vegan products are made entirely without harming little — or big — creatures throughout any part of the manufacturing process.
At New Eden, we stock a range of Earthly Body massage oils that are 100% vegan, like this flavored edible range. They're also all-natural which is common in vegan products.
What Should You Look for in Vegan Massage Oil?
If you're on the hunt to buy massage oil that doesn't hurt animals, there are a few things to look out for. If you want to make your massage experience truly sensual, you need the right product!
Oils designed for massage should be more slippery than sticky. They shouldn't be made to moisturize skin, although a good oil probably will anyway.
Different oils will have different properties, from being thin or thick, evaporating slowly or quickly, and being scented or unscented. Take some time to think about what you'd like before choosing your oil. Also, make sure you check the ingredients thoroughly if you're allergic to anything, as you don't want to irritate your whole body!
You should also be careful to make sure ingredients are sourced properly. Palm oil, for example, isn't bad when sourced responsibly, but if not sourced responsibly it's terrible for the planet. Palm oil isn't too common in massage oils, but you get the point!
The Benefits of Opting for Cruelty-Free
So, why go cruelty-free and all-natural? What are the vegan benefits? We've put together the top four benefits for you to read through.
1. Skin Benefits
The best massage oil should be good for your skin and not irritate it. Vegan oils are generally better for skin as they contain fewer ingredients, fewer chemicals (on the whole), and use natural formulas instead which are far better for the skin. Your skin absorbs a lot of the ingredients you put on it, so keeping them natural is a great idea!
Vegan, natural products are good for all skin types. They're usually full of vitamins, antioxidants, and lots of beneficial ingredients that nourish and hydrate the skin.
If you're going to be using the product in your intimate areas, it's also better for your sexual health to stick to natural products. The genitals (especially the vagina) can be incredibly sensitive! If it doesn't like a product, it's going to let you know.
2. Benefits for the Environment
Animal-derived products aren't very good for the environment — both meat and other products, like massage oils! It takes a lot to rear an animal, and the livestock industry is the most damaging to our planet.
From using way more water than we can handle to causing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, it's definitely better if you can bypass anything to do with animal products.
Vegan products are usually more mindful about their impact on the planet. From the ingredients they use to the packaging your oil is in, you can start to reduce your environmental impact and put the planet first.
3. Increase Mindfulness
By being more conscious when you shop and aware of the ingredients in the products you're looking at, you can start to shop more mindfully.
This slowed-down, more thoughtful approach to buying things can be brilliant for your well-being. You'll slow down and can start to look more into holistic living, which is all about recognizing the mind, body, and surroundings.
Being more mindful has been shown to improve your physical and mental health, and create more positivity in your life. By simply questioning a product before you buy it, you can start to practice mindfulness. It really is that easy!
4. Help the Animals
Of course, there's another benefit we haven't mentioned yet: the animals. Who wants to know that they're buying something that hurts animals? You're paying money for cruelty, which isn't exactly a good thing.
From killing animals unnecessarily to use their fat for oils to testing the products on them, products that aren't vegan aren't ethical. It's that simple.
By buying vegan products, you can live happily knowing that you're not contributing to these unethical practices. You'll be putting money towards companies whose values align with your own and who care about the animals and the planet.
We don't know about you, but that sounds a lot better than putting money into the pockets of animal testers.
Take a Look At Our Vegan Massage Oils
There are endless benefits to vegan massage oil; those we've listed here are just the start!
If you'd like to begin your vegan journey and start shopping more mindfully (and with less cruelty), take a look at our full range of vegan sex products at New Eden Sexual Wellness Boutique. We believe no product should be made by harming animals and our shop will help you stay ethical.
From sex toys to oils and lube to apparel, we stock a huge range of sexual products. Start turning your bedroom into an ethical space today!