It wasn’t so long ago that people rolled their eyes at the word ‘vegan’. Veganism was often seen as unhelpful, unhealthy and restrictive, reserved for virtue-signallers and those looking to stand out. We’re happy to say that the majority of those opinions have well and truly disappeared. If you’re looking to lead a healthy, eco-conscious and ethical lifestyle, there’s no doubt that veganism is a good way to go.
Rather than an extreme, militant image, veganism has transformed into a statement of healthy intent. In fact, a survey conducted by The Vegan Society found that there are now an unprecedented amount of vegans in the UK, with numbers more than trebling over recent years. Veganism is no longer about food either – high street shops and new brands are more and more aware of this growing demographic. Aromatherapy is just one of the many new areas that have embraced healthy and ethical veganism, enhancing beauty and skin products no end.
Tisserand Aromatherapy is one brand taking these huge strides, with every product proudly wearing the Vegan Society stamp. There are a huge number of reasons why turning vegan is such a positive thing for your mind and body, as well as for animals and the earth. Here’s why:
Unsurprisingly, vegan products are great for animals. The Vegan Society defines veganism as ‘a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.’ If you see that vegan stamp on any product, you know for sure that it doesn’t contain a trace of animal ingredients or any animal testing. Ultimately, if you love rabbits, dogs or any other animal under the sun, being vegan-conscious while shopping is a genuinely meaningful and impactful decision.
The climate emergency is a serious threat to the planet, so being eco-conscious has never been more important. Veganism can play a big part in lowering your carbon footprint and living a greener lifestyle. For most people, animal consumption is a huge part of their carbon footprint, so staying away from animal products is the biggest thing you can do to combat climate change. This is mainly due to the fact that the farming of animals drains huge amounts of resources and actively destroys the natural environment.
Buying and using vegan products isn’t only good for the environment and animals, it’s also great for your physical health. With a vegan-based diet rich in protein, iron and calcium, you’ll be getting all those crucial nutrients to improve your skin, alongside the rest of your physical health. Plant-based foods are often high in fibre and antioxidants, while having low levels of saturated fat. Ultimately, vegan food is fantastic for your mind, body and soul.
Are you ready to make the jump to veganism? There’s no doubt that it can be a tough road at first, but purchasing vegan essential oils and other products will help make the journey a whole lot easier. Keep an eye out for The Vegan Society sticker to be super sure you’re supporting the right brands for you, animals and the planet.