by Cassandra Rosas
Originally posted on Porch.com
Living a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle requires dedication and commitment, but it can have a significant positive impact on our world. Animals have been used as a resource for human consumption for centuries, but it’s often to their detriment. If you’ve been thinking about making the switch to a vegan lifestyle at home, there are plenty of things you can do to make the transition easier. From changing your diet to choosing cruelty-free and vegan products, read on to discover some tips that will help make this an easy, seamless experience.
What is the vegan lifestyle?
The vegan lifestyle involves eating a meat-free diet that is also free of any animal byproducts. A true vegan lifestyle also means that you don’t purchase or use anything that contains animal sources. You’ll want to read all ingredients and material labels carefully to ensure that you’re not buying or consuming these products. People who choose to live this way do so because they truly care about the welfare of animals and the environment and some people also for health reasons. Whatever the reason, it requires a serious commitment to changing your habits including the foods you eat, the clothes you wear, and the way you live your life as a whole.
What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?
The terms vegan and cruelty-free are often interchangeable, but they’re not exactly the same. Vegan means that you won’t eat or buy anything that contains any animal by-products whatsoever. Cruelty-free means that you only purchase products that are not tested on animals. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the items you eat or buy don’t contain any trace of animal sources. Buying cruelty-free products is important to avoid animal cruelty, help protect animals and support animal welfare. However, if you truly want to live a life that doesn’t involve using animals as a resource, then a vegan home and lifestyle is the way to go. Look for vegan beauty items and other products that are certified to help you find the right ones for you.
How to transition to a vegan lifestyle and home
Transitioning to a vegan lifestyle starts at home. It’s crucial to change your mindset before you begin to adopt new habits and buy new products. Once you decide that the vegan lifestyle is right for you, it’s time to start making changes in the things you eat, buy, and use. There are many things you can change at home to help turn your space and your life into a vegan, eco-friendly one. Here are some tips and helpful guidance for each part of your home, so you can make the switch.
Going vegan starts in the kitchen and your diet. Keep these tips in mind to help you start your vegan journey.
The products in your bathroom may be full of animal-based or toxic ingredients. Make the switch to using vegan skincare, beauty, and personal products. Here are some tips to help you know what to look for when buying new products for your bathroom.
Home Décor and Bedroom
It’s easy to choose vegan décor and products for your bedroom once you know what to look for and what to avoid.
Having a clean home is important, but there are some general household cleaners that contain dangerous chemicals, harsh ingredients, and even some with animal by-products. Keep these tips in mind to help you choose safer, more eco-friendly vegan cleaning products.
From your daily diet and beauty products to all of the things you use at home every day, it’s easy to make the switch to a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle with some simple changes. Keep these tips in mind to help you make the transition in every aspect of your life and home. Over time, you’ll find that living and following a true vegan lifestyle is easy and enjoyable. It’s also the best way to help protect the animals that share our environment and be more eco-conscious.