Monday, June 12, 2006

I'm Gonna Wash That Brand Right Outta My Hair

So I am in the shower this morning when I reach for my Bath & Body works Mandarin Orange shower gel. Smells great, nice pick me up. yes I am going somewhere with this, and no it isn't that kind of a post! As I am lathering up, I read: This finished product is not tested on animals.

Just how stupid do they think consumers are? They can apparently use the individual ingredients for animal testing, but hey, there won't be any orange-smelling bunnies at the Bath and Body Works factory! Do people actually fall for this?? Who is concerned enough about animal testing to read the back of the bottle and then decide, oh, it's ok, they aren't giving the bunnies bubble baths?

Companies need to tell the truth. Bath and Body Works DOES engage in animal testing. Rather than try to sugarcoat it, and pretend they are something they are not, why not just be honest? I didn't buy the product, it was a gift. I am not sure I would buy it if I had known. I do try to use cruelty-free, but I am not as good about it as some.

If this concerns you, check out Caring Consumer for a list of companies that do and do not use animals to test. To find safe cosmetics and such in your area, try here: Skin Deep, Your Guide to Safer Beauty Products. I can tell you I use Aubrey Organics and love it!

So maybe it's just me, but now I will be thinking of a super-secret spa for animals where Bath & Body Works tests their products. Do you think they have teeny tiny white terry robes? How about avocado facials?

T, who is trying to be funny about a subject that just...isn't.

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k said...

Poor bunnies! Hey thanks for the comments at AYCO while I was gone. I really appreciate it. I know how you feel. I'll have to e-mail you later if ya want details but there is a person on my links that I think I've left about 100 comments on their blog and they have never left 1... not one on mine. It's kind of funny at this point. I've said it once I'll say it again, blogging is wierd.

TLC said...

k:Half the fun to me of blogging is reading others and leaving comments, then having them come back and leave comments, too. Then you forge a comments relationship, of sorts: this tenuous web between blogs held up by nothing except reading and commenting on one another's posts.

That's groovy. did I really just use the word "groovy??" I think I need help

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