It’s always something…. the story of an Eastern Cottontail.

4 Feb
"Cruelty Free Consumer Emergency Animal Rescue Kit"

“Cruelty Free Consumer Emergency Animal Rescue Kit”

Good afternoon…

Here’s a little story I wanted to share today…. Maybe it will help you in the future with an animal or answer some questions you may have as to what to do with an injured animal.

Or maybe, because you are reading this, you either have a soft spot for animals or you may be a “little crazy”. (Only in a good way of course!) and would like more information on how to help injured wildlife.

The story starts….We still have beautiful white fresh snow covering our roads.  It was for this reason that I was able to clearly see a rabbit (later determined to be an Eastern Cottontail) who was in trouble…. It looked like he had a hurt back leg.   OHHH…. What should I do?  What would you do?  What is the right thing to do for this animal?  He kept trying to get up the snow covered embankments…. I just knew I couldn’t drive away and “let nature take its course” …. So carefully, I got out of my car.  The bunny tried moving away from me but he didn’t get far…. I went back to my car and got my “animal emergency kit”. (Just named today…)

It just so happened that my 31 bag “CFC” bag was in the back and it came in handy to put, get the bunny into.  He pretty much got in himself and I had an old towel as well that I used to keep him warm.  Once we were quickly situated, I dialed my local wildlife rescue, Howell Nature Center and told them I was coming.  I asked if I did the right thing…. and quick answer was, YES!

The outcome? Well, I’m not sure as of yet…. But I am confident the little guy will be ok.  They had given him something for his leg and asked me to call back later today.

After this rescue today, I’ll need to get my rescue kit back in order.  In it, I keep… the staples…old receiving blankets… (I don’t have the heart to throw them away because I’m sentimental, but what a great way to reuse and re-purpose something special for a great reason), dog treats and a lease.

 

What I have learned from today’s experience as I’m sure it will happen again, BE PREPARED.  It was great having the phone number saved and having supplies in the car.  I also wanted to include information on helping wildlife in this post… I borrowed the following from Howell Nature & Conference Center

Here are a few tips.  Remember this info has been provided by an organization in Michigan.  Please Google the wildlife center closest to you!

“If you have taken in an injured animal, keep it warm in a quiet place away from people and pets until you have contacted a licensed rehabilitator.  Thanks for caring about the animals.

If you believe you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal:

In most cases, young or baby animals should be left alone.   If you are not sure if human intervention is necessary, call our wildlife clinic at 517-548-5530 during operating hours.

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday -Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you have taken in an injured animal outside of these hours, keep it warm in a dark, quiet place away from people and pets until you can reach us.  Leave us a brief message with your name and phone number.  Another available resource is the Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s website, www.michigandnr.com/dlr, which contains a list of the State’s licensed wildlife rehabilitators organized by county.

REMEMBER:

  • It is illegal for anyone to keep or care for wild birds and mammals without state and federal permits.
  • The Howell Conference & Nature Center accepts most species of Michigan wildlife.
    We cannot accept raccoons, starlings, bats, house sparrows, pigeons, or skunks.
    However, please call our wildlife clinic for advice for any of these animals.
    We do not take domestic pets or farm animals.

Thank you all to my Cruelty Free Consumers!  Have a great day.

Do you keep a kit of sorts in your car?  How have you helped an animal before?

The truth comes out

12 Jan
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Julie Kirk with doggie, Bernie and kitten, Maxie “Wa-Wa”.

I am a wife.  A mother.  An animal lover.

I am a business owner and (a blogger in the making).  I left a corporate job in 2011 to be at home with my daughter and the 2nd one which was on the way. (Yet…Bills still need to be paid, right?)

AND, I AM A CRUELTY FREE CONSUMER.

In short, 2006…. Life happens and things get real, and you start looking at things differently and in a more compassionate way…. it was in the summer of this year that I decided to entirely stop using products that were tested on animals. It was hard to find these certified brands. So….Fast forward… Cruelty Free Consumer was born. Why?  Because I thought that perhaps, I could provide a service for people looking for the same things. Compassionate, Cruelty free Shopping.

Notebooks and million of scratch pieces of paper later….I came up with our name – Cruelty Free Consumer. Our logo was created, the blog was launched, Facebook was up and I had 20 companies ready to work with me once we launched our retail site.

September 2011…. Cruelty Free Consumer.com was official.  CFC was  launched.  We are a retail website that is dedicated to only selling Leaping Bunny certified brands. That is our niche. Our “North Star”.

Cruelty Free Consumer.com is my business because I believe in helping animals and helping consumers find, locate and purchase certified cruelty free (or not tested on animals) products and brands.  You see, when you use/buy cruelty free products, you are helping animals.  Why?  It’s simple.  When you use/buy cruelty free brands, you are telling those brands you support what they do. How?  Sales revenue.  On the flip side, if you stop purchasing brand “x” who does conduct testing…. they will start to see a drop in sales and the goal is for them to take a long hard look at what their practices are.  The goal is to end unnecessary animal testing.

Until then, purchase from companies who don’t test on animals….*** I promise you will discover some fantastic products!!!!****

I hope that as moms, dads, daughters, sons, animals lovers, gardeners, bloggers, nature enthusiasts etc. etc, etc! you will look to our company to shop for cruelty free brands.  (You won’t ever see graphic images).

We are a local company and we are growing!  We now offer over 50 National Brands and are always adding more!

Join me on this journey.  I look forward to helping you choose the best cruelty free products/brands for you, your children, your pets and your home!

Welcome 2015.

Sincerely, Julie

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Don’t take the wind out of your summer sail! Guest Blogger Ann LaGoy on bug spray.

20 Aug

 

A Bug Spray we love!!!

A Brand we love!!! (Featuring a Bug Spray we love!)

We are so happy .. yet again!… to feature and showcase another awesome product from one of our Cruelty Free Companies…. Sound Earth!

We not only  do we sell it… but we love it and get repeat orders all of the time!  Not only does it help with keeping nagging mosquitos away… people love the scent!

Our friend Ann has contributed the post below…..(and yes…. it is still summer for a few more weeks!)

Enjoy summer fun without dangerous chemicals!
Most of us enjoy going to the beach, hiking, gardening and generally being outside during these beautiful summer months. However, we’re faced with insects that can put a damper on all that fun in the sun.
Going rogue, with no bug repellent at all poses health risks such as West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and bacterial infections not to mention the itching and scratching as a result from bites.
Naturally, one of the first items we reach for when heading to the great outdoors is bug repellent, but many commercial brands contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide). Careful consumers are getting educated about this toxic ingredient, and discovering safe alternatives.
DEET is a slightly yellow oil developed and patented by the U. S. Army in 1946 for use by military personnel in insect-infested areas. It solved insect and bug problems, but introduced health risks to those using it.

According to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, there have been reports of seizures and neurotoxic symptoms related to the use of DEET. It can cause acute reactions such as skin irritation, rashes, blisters, and permanent scarring. Additionally, there are documented chronic results of its use such as insomnia; mood disturbances and impaired cognitive function are also noted.

Often there is a catalyst motivating us to change our lifestyle: having children and health issues are at the top – DEET is especially dangerous for children, and can negatively impact your health.
Whoa, that just took the wind out of our summer sail! Fear not, there are safe alternatives to using DEET, and now is the time to make change for good.

For those that love a good DIY project; grab a mini spray bottle and tinker with essential oils such as peppermint, lavender and lemongrass to make your own bug repellent. It’s safe, and your pals will recognize your crafty-ness.

For those who prefer to simply hit the grass running, Sound Earth is here with our bug repellent used the world over: the Sound Earth Body Guard bug repellent. Using only therapeutic grade essential oils in a carrier oil base, you can feel good about using it on you, your kids and your pets.
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Sound Earth is your trusted online source of toxic-free home cleaning and care products. We develop and manufacture our products in New York State’s Hudson Valley. We stay up to date on the latest chemical research, and we share your passion for animals.
Discover our complete line of high quality products; safe for people, pets and planet!
“AT SOUND EARTH WE LOVE ALL ANIMALS, AND BELIEVE EVERY ANIMAL DESERVES TO BE FREE FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT. WE COMMIT EVERY DAY TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF ANIMALS IN NEED THROUGH OUR BUSINESS PRACTICES, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS.
WHEN YOU SUPPORT SOUND EARTH YOU ARE SUPPORTING ANIMALS IN NEED.”
~ANN LAGOY, OWNER OF SOUND EARTH.

We are giving a 1oz. bottle of this next week!!!

We are giving a 1oz. bottle of this next week!!!

WOW Ann well said!  We love what you do and your thoughtful business practices!!!!

Thank you!!!

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Please watch our Facebook page for Giveaway updates on this product!!!!! (Next week!)

Jules

 

Cruelty Free Consumer now featuring over 25 Brands!

16 Aug

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Wow… Look how far cruelty free consumer.com has come in the last 3 years….as a place to shop for certified cruelty free products…
We have adding even more brands and we now feature over 40!
Shop here for cruelty free products.
Get free shipping on orders over $50. Use FREESHIP at checkout or 3.95SHIP on orders under $50!

Originally posted on Cruelty Free Consumer:

Cruelty Free Consumer .com  has been a vision for over 5 years – and now it’s up and ready for you to take advantage of.

The idea for Cruelty Free Consumer came from the need to find true, reliable information.  Many products have bunnies on the labeling  – OR they don’t offer any guide as to whether or not it is certified Cruelty Free – so how are you supposed to know?   

When I decided to go cruelty free, I did a ton of research and it was quite difficult seeing horrific images or to just simply find out what companies didn’t test on animals.  After I did my research and came up with acceptable brands to me, I was left with many questions that I am sure most people have when they want to purchase Cruelty-Free products and support Cruelty-Free brands like where can I find these products?  Do I like how the products…

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Better Life guest blog. (Yes… from abc’s Shark Tank!)

11 Aug

Please welcome a new addition to the CFC family…. introducing Better Life… yes, as in the company that was featured on abc’s Shark Tank!

You'll be "Simply Floored!" when you try awesome products!

You’ll be “Simply Floored!” when you try these awesome products!

When Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs set out to start a new line of safe and effective household cleaning products, they were committed to doing things the right way. From start to finish they wanted to create products that had the cleaning power of conventional cleaners, but were responsibly and sustainably sourced, cruelty-free, and in the end safe for people, pets, and the planet. And Better Life has stayed true to that commitment.

What this means, is that Better Life goes beyond the usual Cruelty-Free standards and redefines Cruelty-Free to meet our own higher standards. Not only are Better Life’s products NEVER tested on animals, they go a step further, the finished products are safe and biodegradable so they won’t harm the pets in your home, or the fish in the streams, or the bees in the air. THAT is what Cruelty-Free means to Better Life. From manufacturing to counter top, our products do not harm animals or their natural environments.

In addition to this commitment, Better Life is also a sponsor and donor to animal and wildlife rescue organizations. Just recently, Better Life donated over $5,000 worth of safe, non toxic Spin-Credible natural laundry detergent to the Wildlife Rescue in Missouri. This will ensure that all the endless loads of towels and blankets that are used to rehabilitate injured wildlife will get exceptionally clean and leave no residues that can be especially harmful to small animals’ respiratory systems.

Now you can clean out your bird’s cage with what-EVER! all-purpose cleaner and know that you can rest easy that your avian friend won’t be harmed by fumes. You can use Simply Floored! to clean the kitchen floor that Fido just washed with his tongue and not worry about the toxic cocktail he just licked up. You can use Dish It Out to wash your dishes on a camping trip and sleep easy in your tent knowing that the waterways were left as clean and sparkling as your dishes. Better Life makes products that are better for you, animals, and Mother Nature from start to finish. There is a better way… BETTER LIFE!

what-EVER! Natural All-Purpose Cleaner in Clary Sage & Citrus or Scent Free.

what-EVER! Natural All-Purpose Cleaner in Clary Sage & Citrus or Scent Free.

 

Thank you Tim and Kevin and the Team at Better Life for your guest blog contribution!   Cruelty Free Consumer is so impressed with the products you have created and how you view the earth and our animal companions that we share this planet with.  We love using your products and are always recommending them!

Be watching our Facebook page for your chance to win a gift from Better Life! (This week we are giving away skincare from Bello Moi!)

A video is coming as well this week in which we can’t wait to see the work you have done at the Wildlife Rescue.

 

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Jules

 

Meet Xander… The Rescued Lab Cat

7 Aug
Xander The Rescued Lab Cat

Xander The Rescued Lab Cat, enjoying his freedom.

We are truly so happy to have “met” Xander’s “mom”, Rachel….but I bet that Xander is even more excited than us though!  Rightfully so.

Starting this Thursday, the CFC Blog will begin featuring guest bloggers who are making changes  and real differences in animal welfare.  We will highlight issues, make introductions to phenomenal organizations and bring you moving stories. Check it out. blog.crueltyfreeconsumer.com.

(Mondays posts will remain about CFC’s  brand and partners etc.)

Here is to our first Guest “Issue” Blogger…. Xander’s “mom” Rachel.

I will begin this post with a shamefully honest admission that I think many people will relate to—I used to think of “animal testing” as a problem that I didn’t need to worry about.
I truly don’t know why I chose to think of it that way, because I have always loved animals and cared about their rights, and I have been a vegetarian for nine years for ethical reasons (now transitioning to veganism). I think that I chose ignorance in regards to laboratory animals because it was easier. When I look back now, I wish that I could educate my younger self about the true face of animal testing—mice, rats, guinea pigs, monkeys, chimpanzees, dogs, and cats, all of them lovable, loving animals that deserve freedom just as much as their non-lab counterparts and would have it if it was not for the companies that choose to follow archaic methods and continue to experiment upon them even when they are not legally required to do so.
There are two types of animal testing: medical and consumer. Medical research is an entirely separate debate, and there is much less that we as consumers can do to change that (though advocacy is always needed, and you can find out more information at http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/animal-welfare/lab-animal-welfare/overview.html). What I truly believe we can impact and change, and what I am choosing to focus my advocacy on, is the cosmetics/household product testing that is NOT legally mandated.
I have a personal and particularly important reason to raise awareness about this issue—a black, furry, and very handsome reason.

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His name is Xander, and he is a former laboratory research cat who was rescued in January 2014 by Beagle Freedom Project (BFP), an amazing non-profit organization whose mission is to save animals from labs when they are ‘done’ with experimentation. Normally the labs would euthanize these beautiful animals, even though they, more than most, deserve the chance at a happy, loving, free life after being experimented on for years. BFP has had a lot of media attention lately due to recent beagle rescues, and it so wonderful, because every person reached by those stories is one more who can, and will, make a difference.

1925009_1447125798861354_7917440264352997174_nXander is a survivor in the truest sense of the word. He has the kindest, gentlest spirit, and despite three years living in a tiny cage with human contact limited to experimentation that he was unable to refuse, he LOVES people. He was rescued by BFP in January 2014, went to a foster home, and came to his forever home with me and the rest of his cat family—two brothers and one mom—on March 2, 2014. It was fate that brought us together, as I just happened to click on a link to BFP on a vegetarian recipe site, and the most recent rescue was five cats, unusual not just for BFP (which usually rescues beagles, hence the name) but for the world of animal testing in general, because cats are almost always euthanized after experimentation. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw his big eyes and beautiful black fur, and even though BFP is based on the other side of the country from me, as fate would have it, Xander was in a foster home just two hours away. We all agree that it was meant to be!
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Xander has an amazing life now. I have many stories to share with you about his adjustment to the free world, and I hope to do so in the coming weeks. For now, he would love it if you would visit his Facebook page—Xander the Rescued Lab Cat at http://www.facebook.com/xanderthelabcat. “He” writes the page, and he always has adorable pictures, videos, and antics to share. His followers say that he brightens their days, and he is so happy to do so! He has also taught many people about animal-tested versus cruelty-free brands, and we just started a weekly post called Sunday Swap where we list cruelty-free alternatives in a specific category. I am hoping that this will help people to realize that going cruelty-free does not have to be frustrating or complicated—it can be as simple as walking one aisle over in the store—and every single person who picks a cruelty-free item over an animal-tested one is truly making a difference.
There are over 20,000 cats in labs in the United States today. Xander is one of the VERY few, and very lucky, to be saved, and he has already touched so many hearts with his story. I named him Xander because it means “defender of all,” and he is doing his best to be the voice for his fellow lab animals. Well, really, he is doing his best to be a normal, happy, adorable, loving house cat, which is all that he should ever have to worry abut again, and it is up to me to share his story.
Thank you for reading it.
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Thank you so much Rachel…. this is such an amazing story…. We look forward to hearing more from you and Xander….

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Yes… Cruelty Free Consumer.com is a retail website…. but when you shop here you help animals by voting with your dollars and supporting companies who do not test on animals!

Jules

 

Bello Moi… It’s a lifestyle choice….

5 Aug
Latest Addition to the CFC Family Bello Moi Skincare

Latest Addition to the CFC Family
Bello Moi Skincare

This week we are excited to announce our partnership with Bello Moi Skincare.  This Mother and Daughter team have the answers for fabulous skin at any age!  Check out their guest blog they have provided for us… Again, we are thrilled to welcome them to the CFC  family!

Look to the skin for the answers………..

We believe, at Bello Moi, that one’s skin tells a story of one’s overall well-being. As the largest organ in the body, the skin is constantly being bombarded by harmful chemicals, toxins, smoke, and ultra-violet damage from the sun. Over 60% of what we put on the skin is absorbed into the blood stream. Bello Moi is devoted to target the health of the skin by never using any ingredients in the products such as dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates or toxic chemicals. Every ingredient has a specific purpose to improve skin quality and target skin structure. Maximum results are achieved from the purest and more importantly the effectiveness of each ingredient in every Bello Moi product.

The birth of Bello Moi was not overnight. The products were conceived by mother, Carol and daughter, Logan. Carol was plagued with an auto-immune disease that was a constant problem. Also, the aging signs of sun damage and those pesky wrinkles that would not stop appearing were too prevalent. On the other hand, Logan had rosacea/very sensitive skin and wanted to prevent aging skin. Combining the talents of a licensed esthetician and 50 years of natural, holistic research, the mother/daughter team formulated Bello Moi. With the assistance of a chemist, who is the foremost authority on aloe, the skin care line was developed.

Bello Moi skincare is a profoundly effective natural skin care treatment. Bello Moi integrates powerful antioxidants, pure natural plants, cutting edge stem cells, vitamins, peptides and amino acids to boost the life force of skin cells for repair, age and inflammation prevention and maximum hydration. Devoted to promoting healthy and naturally radiant skin, Bello Moi products use only the highest quality natural ingredients. The products have been specifically formulated to work synergistically with each other to maximize results.

Male or female, aged or youth, hypersensitive or post treated, Bello Moi is the skincare company you want to age with. Bello Moi is not just a skincare – it is a lifestyle choice. It is about eating healthy and talking care of your body from the inside out.

It is important to know we use ingredients you need; nothing more, nothing less. No toxins, no animal products, and our products were only tested on humans. We are endorsed by the Leaping Bunny cruelty free program. We are PETA certified and a 100% vegan natural cosmeceutical skincare line. These products can be found at www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com .

 

Check us out this week… Our giveaway is from EO Products!

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Jules

 

“everyone” has a story … including Scot and his buddy Barney of EO Products

29 Jul

Barney EO 1 We’re back from vacation and back to guest blogs and weekly giveaways and announcing a few winners from the last couple of weeks so… for our first order of business…. Scot Mills of EO Products and the everyone Brand makes his contribution as our CFC weekly guest blogger!  Go Scot….

“Why Cruelty Free EO?
I have to say that while I love the fact that EO products are clean, luxurious and effective, it is as much due to my best friend Barney that I am as enthusiastic about this company as I am.
Let me explain: Barney is a 10lb Toy Fox Terrier. He came from the Marin County CA SPCA, where my wife and I found him amongst a horde of Chihuahuas, which the Humane Society folks had mistaken him for. He looked very out of place amongst their yapping enthusiasm, and his demeanor was one of “I’ll come to the front of the cage if I really have to, but as tired as I am of these roommates and their non-stop yapping, I still don’t want to be led on either!” We really felt that he needed a better place to live.
Long story short, we ended up adopting him, and there is no possible way for either my wife or I to regret it – Barney is the best!
However, when he was turned into the SPCA close to a year earlier, Barney had been found in Novato, Ca, with his little knees so badly out of alignment that he had to drag his hind-quarters around, and he had little or no use of his legs due to his genetic deformity. He had also been abused, and it appeared that he had been born into an environment in which he was not well liked or cared for, and he had been abandoned to wander the streets. Kids had been mean to him (we can tell by his reaction to most kids), and he was very skittish and submissive after all he’d been through.
The SPCA was good enough to pay for the surgery to fix his knees, and he spent about 6 months rehabilitating in San Quentin Prison with their Prisoner Care program; and by the time we found him and brought him to his new home, he was a bit wobbly, but up and around, and beginning to find his confidence as well.
Now here’s the thing which I can’t figure out: Barney is the sweetest, most loving and affectionate little best friend anyone could ever want. He looks at you with those soulful brown eyes, and his little tail wags hello, and it is impossible not to want to scratch his head and tell him how happy he makes you.
Did I mention he says “Orp!” when he yawns?
So how in the world could anyone have been mean to him? How could that have been possible?
Unfortunately, there are those in this world who do not understand that our four-legged friends deserve a pain-free existence; including some manufactures of health and beauty aids, who feel that torturing a defenseless bunny is a fantastic way to find out if a product is safe for humans!
This is but one of the many reasons that EO is a favorite in the industry: A Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Non GMO Zero-Waste B Corporation, which makes some of the most luxurious, effective, all natural and botanical products available. We use only the finest essential oil blends and food-based elements to generate aromas – NEVER any laboratory generated, overpowering and lingering fragrances; only real, clean plant-based elements – and all manufactured right here in the Marin County – never outsourced/never tested on animals – good for you, good for our furry friends, good for our environment….enjoy!”

 

Scot, what an amazing story in so many different ways!  Thank you for sharing with us and reminding us how good people can be!

EO 2014

(Giveaway this week from Le Savonnier marseillais.  we will be featuring thier Product of the Year!) Be watching Facebook later today!

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Interview with Product of the Year Winner! (Guest Blog)

16 Jul
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Le Savonnier Marseillais

 

Happy July 21st!

We’ve been honored with yet another guest blogger.  This time from our friends at the Vintage Soap Factory!  Co-Founder Elizabeth Attie took a few minutes to do an interview with us!  (We’ve tried this product and love it by the way!)

What would you like readers to know about your company and the Le Savonnier Marseillais brand?

The Vintage Soap Factory is a manufacturer of traditional soaps dedicated to always producing 100% natural pure olive oil soaps. We have perfected an ancient process for modern times.
The idea was born with one simple goal — to provide the finest quality natural soap for household and personal use, the latter for all skin types after being aware of the importance of true natural products. We use only superior olive oil sourced from the finest of regions.

Your Le Savonnier Marseillais All-Purpose Soap was honored with a People’s Choice Award as being among the breakout products of 2014. Tell us a little about the product. What has winning the award meant?

It was very exciting for us to be voted Product of the Year in the liquid soap category and featured in Parade magazine. The liquid soap is the finest product line we have to offer, and is everything you need to clean all your washable surfaces. There is no need for an arsenal of cleaners when one all-purpose soap can clean your countertops, dishes, windows, floors, laundry,upholstery and more. Its main ingredients — 100% olive oil for streak-free cleaning and other essential oils, which have antifungal and disinfectant properties — are selected for their
reputed benefits for home and skin. It’s a potent yet gentle formula that is safe for you and your family and also protects the health of our rivers, streams and oceans.

Do natural products really clean?
There is a common misconception that green doesn’t clean. Any one cleaning product — green or conventional and used in small amounts and with proper ventilation — probably won’t make you ill. The problem is that most people use multiple cleaning products. Repeated exposure to the chemicals in these products can add up. On the surface, they appear to be great at what they are designed to do — repelling dirt, dust and grime with nothing more than a spritz and some elbow grease. Unfortunately, these often contain toxins that shouldn’t come into contact with the most absorbent tissue in our bodies. Many of these ingredients are the same compounds you are working to eliminate from your furniture, beauty routine and laundry processes. If they don’t have a place in your living room, medicine cabinet or closet, they shouldn’t be in your cleaning supplies.

 

Who are your key customers? Why do they buy your products?

The move toward natural, organic and healthy products is not a fad but a societal shift that is poised to grow to $226 billion by 2018, with an annual growth rate of 8.6%. This translates into key trends identified for the coming year, which include:

•The health and wellness consumer: The healthy movement is spreading across all demographic groups, differentiated by lifestyles, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs about health and wellness. Consumers are looking for natural ingredients at a price point that is attractive.

•Convenience and accessibility: There is a demand for products that permit people to make eco-friendly decisions and conveniently carry them out.

•Labeling transparency: Consumers are asking for transparency with regard to product labels, claims and certifications, including Leaping Bunny, non-GMO and organic.

•Our core demographic: A female between the age of 25 and 50 concerned with her family’s health, who cares about indoor and outdoor environments and values natural ingredients in products even when they are not the least expensive alternative.

 

Thank you so much Elizabeth!  We are so thrilled to have  you and your brand represented at Cruelty Free Consumer.com!

Congrats to you as well on your “Product of the Year” win!

We now carry this on our site!  We love it… did we already mention that!?

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WHO is DEMES?! How we deliver products!

14 Jul
CFC's Delivery Vehicle

CFC’s Local Delivery Vehicle

 

Wow mid-July already!  We’ve been busy making local cruelty-free deliveries…to the new mom’s around us….

Laundry detergent, (Seventh Generation, Earth Friendly Products), Bug Spray (Sound Earth, JASON, Aroma Naturals… Citronella Candles), Diapers (Seventh Generation), Diaper Cream (Burt’s Bees, Gourmet Body Treats, Little Twig) and of course SUNSCREEN! (Alba, Seventh Generation, JASON, Andalou Naturals and Beauty without Cruelty)… This just for the kids!    We’ve made some special deliveries for the moms and neighbors too who just want to pamper themselves.  Body washes, lotions, scrubs (A Girl’s Gotta Spa!, Andalou Naturals, Giovanni, Living Clay and now DEMES!

Demes Natural Products has just joined CFC.  They have written a a blog for us to share with you this week.

“We are DEMES – a small family company with big hearts. We make products for your home, your family, and your furry friends—because what you breathe, how you live, and what you absorb, affect you and your loved ones.
Our company has been around since 2010, making natural products that use safe, non-toxic ingredients – starting with our multi-use spray deodorizer, Get the Funk Out (for people pets and places) and our convenient, mess-free moisturizing stick, Butter me UP (great for adults and kids).
We know that as manufacturers, it is up to us to provide the safest and most beneficial products to you that we can.
And with that safety in mind, we became certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny (CCIC) in 2013. We guarantee that no animals are harmed or tested on at any stage from suppliers to bottling.

We want happy, healthy, families. It’s simple… Almost as simple as our natural ingredients. We think you and the little guys who can’t speak for themselves deserve it.
So what about our name, DEMES? Well, that is our family: Daniel, Evan, Michelle, Erik, Skippy (our guinea pig and mascot!)”

Thanks you Michelle and “DEMES”!  We love your name and look forward to working with you!

Also… be watching next week for our giveaway!!!!!

 

A quick thought and reminder.. in addition to all of the great brands and products listed above…. we also offer Tom’s of Maine, Tsi-La Organics (Perfume), and several fantastic products for keeping a clean house … Better Life, Dr. Bronner’s, The Vintage Soap Factory! Sanitizer  etc… EO Products!

 

Thank you again for supporting Cruelty Free Consumer.com

REMEMBER…USE THESE CODES WHEN CHECKING OUT AT http://www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com:
FREE SHIP with orders over $50
3.95SHIP on orders under $50.
Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

Jules

 

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