So you’re allergic to aloe vera?

Allergies suck.
But shopping shouldn’t.

Shopping for products without aloe feels a lot like being a detective.

There’s hope for you yet! It can seem like you’re the only person on the planet allergic to the so-called “soothing” ingredient that’s making an appearance in everything from soap to socks to tissues. I promise you’re not.

Whether you’re vegan and care about buying cruelty-free or are just desperate to find any aloe free product and get on with your life, I have you covered with Store Guides, Shopping Guides, and Product Lists.

Learn more about why I started Aloe Free Products here.

Because the thing is- when you’re allergic to aloe, you simply don’t care about any products or brands that use it.

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Why cruelty free?

Cruelty-free means an item and its ingredients were not tested on animals. To learn more about testing I recommend this in-depth guide by Cruelty-Free Kitty. There are many certifications including Leaping Bunny and PETA, although Cruelty-Free Kitty doesn’t fully trust PETA. For the purposes of selecting items, I consider their certifications, labels and placement on Cruelty-Free Kitty and Ethical Elephant.

Why vegan?

If you’re not vegan but came here to find products you can actually use, you might be wondering why the products featured are also cruelty-free and vegan. Vegan means the product has no animal ingredients like lanolin (sheep sweat), beeswax, honey and carmine (crushed bugs).

To me, buying cruelty-free but non-vegan products is an oxymoron, so everything is vegan.

It’s like saying “I’m not okay with products being tested on animals but I am okay with hurting/killing them for ingredients.”

Bonus: vegan products are handy for allergies you find in non-vegan products like beeswax, honey and other animal derived ingredients. It’s one less thing to worry about.

There are tons of products on the market, so why limit yourself?

Your money counts, and every dollar is a vote. We live in a modern world that renders animal cruelty barbaric and unnecessary. You can get the same item, if not better, that uses no animal ingredients and doesn’t test on animals.

Vegan products are not just alternatives, but competitors to age-old items. They are literally one-upping your conventional go-tos. With innovative formulas pulling from nature, they put on a performance you have see to believe.

Not only will buying vegan not hurt you, but it won’t hurt any animals. Win-win.

How do you determine a product is aloe free?

If aloe isn’t listed on the ingredient list, I consider it aloe free. Please be aware that it’s possible there are trace amounts of aloe vera due to cross contamination. I haven’t spoken with a brand yet that can confirm their equipment and products are 100% aloe free (including trace amounts).

Interested in learning more about veganism?

I went vegan after reading Skinny Bitch in 2011, but since then thousands of resources have expanded to help millions go vegan. And thanks to it’s popularity, there are more vegan options than ever! White Castle has a vegan slider, Starbucks offers several vegan drinks and there are no less than 6 brands of vegan cheese in your local supermarket (Daiya, GoVeggie, Follow Your Heart, Kite Hill, Treeline and Miyokos). Some do it for the animals, some do it for their health and some do it for the environment.

Usually, body and lifestyle products are the last things vegans change after stepping into the lifestyle. And it’s not easy- you need to literally double check every single item before buying it. Aloe Free Products should help with the shopping, but for transitioning your diet I have some recommendations. No “Kale Yeah” shirt necessary.

Here are some resources:

PETA: How To Go Vegan

Veganuary: Vegan Starter Kit

Greatist: A Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan & living Your Best Plant-Based Life

The Manual: A Man’s Guide To Going Vegan

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