Being vegan means not using or consuming anything made from animals or animal products, including meats, dairy, eggs, and any other animal-derived products — including bath and body cosmetics. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can benefit both your health and the environment, making it a smart choice for kids who are developing healthy life choices. Here are a few great reasons why kids will benefit from vegan products.
Vegan products are affordable
When it comes to purchasing healthy bath and body products for kids, affordability is one of the top qualities to look for. The great news is vegan products have become more affordable over the past few years thanks to increasing demand for these types of products in the beauty industry. And with kids’ picky personalities, searching through multiple products to find the one they (and you) love won’t break the bank.
A vegan lifestyle supports animal rights
Educating kids about the importance of animal rights with a vegan lifestyle will teach them empathy and kindness for others and prepare them to be a responsible future pet owner.
According to Humane Society International (HSI), approximately 100,000 to 200,000 animals suffer from cosmetic testing every year. These animals include rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice. While dogs and monkeys aren’t used to test cosmetics, they are used for other chemical testings.
Veganism supports sustainability
Teaching kids the importance of a sustainable lifestyle is fun, engaging, and empowering, and it lays the foundation for kids to take responsibility for their actions. Showing them the negative effects of producing animal products for consumption, like the generation of greenhouse gasses and water waste, can help develop a deeper appreciation for the environment.
Vegan products promote healthier skin
Many studies link dairy products to skin issues, like acne, due to growth and artificial hormones. And many cosmetics that are not vegan-friendly also use artificial ingredients, which can irritate the skin and cause issues in the nervous, reproductive, and neurological systems, among others. Kids are particularly susceptible to the effects of artificial ingredients, as their skin absorbs chemicals much easier than adults. It’s important to choose vegan products made with plant-based ingredients, as they can provide the same results with healthier benefits.
At Dresdner Essenz, we are committed to the well-being of our customers and the sustainability of our planet. Our bath and body products are formulated with natural and plant-based ingredients to support the body’s natural healing abilities, and they are packaged with recycled and environmentally-friendly materials.
For kids, our Dirty Birdie® products go a step further and carry the NATRUE seal of approval, following a strict set of criteria for natural and organic cosmetics. Every Dirty Birdie® product is safe for kids’ sensitive skin, free from animal testing, and contains no parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, or PEGs. Combined with fun, natural colors and scents, our Dirty Birdie® products make bath time fun. For more information and to shop our line developed specifically for kids, visit littlemetime.com/dirty-birdie.