Being a girl and not a stinky boy, I love soap. I especially when the soap is vegan and not tested on animals. I would much rather have humans take the fall for fail products than animals, no offence to humans. But think of the bunnies! Anyway, so what is this magical vegan soap? Why, Lush of course! They have such weird stuff, man. Like shampoo jellies, bath bombs (which are the best), foam bars, and all of this is totally vegan and no animals were harmed to create their products! Just people! It’s great! Plus it smells wonderful. Mmm. Not to mention, Lush is also on a crusade to remove all palm oil from its products to protect forests and the inhabitants that live there. Such as the orangutan.
There is a debate over whether or not Lush is 100% vegan. Why, you ask? Because they utilize lanolin in their products. WHAT IS LANOLIN? YOU ASK! Well, it’s also known as wool wax. It’s what repels water from the sheep’s wool when it gets wet. When a sheep is sheared the wool is taken and processed by running it between rollers, which squeeze the lanolin out of the wool. The wool that is left behind is then used to make felt or yarn, and the wax has many uses, such as: water repellants, rust proofers, lubricants, and many cosmetics purposes.
This is not a violent process. Does it make it wrong simply because it has an animal product? I don’t think so. I think it’s the same as adding honey or milk to products, it’s not harming the animals. I think Lush should keep their vegan title, even if they aren’t “100%” vegan. Or maybe there should be another more technical term for what I’m suggesting.