Ep. 005 – Vegan Personal Products


Welcome to the Peaceful Table podcast, where we talk about vegan cooking and lifestyle.  This is the Vegan Personal Products show.  However, we’re also going to talk about some of my favorite Tomato recipes,  I’ll tell you about one of my favorite cookbooks,  a fascinating documentary, and a whole lot more.


Personal Products Brands that DO test on animals.
Personal Product Brands that do NOT test on animals.
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hibiscus Facial Toner.
Thayers Alcohol Free Toner.
Desert Essence Pomegranate Face Serum.
Alba Botanica Even Advanced Daily Cream (too perfumey but works great).
Borage Therapy Facial Moisturizer by Shikai.
Crystal Deodorant.
DIY deodorant.
Summer Spice Roll-On Deodorant by Nature’s Gate.
Tom’s Long Lasting Wild Lavender Deodorant  (24 Hour).
Desert Essence Sweet Almond Hand and Body Lotion.
Desert Essence Perfect Pistachio Foot Repair Cream.
Nature’s Gate Papaya Moisturizing Lotion.
Organic Fiji Body Lotions  (shop around for price).
Desert Essence Tea Tree Shampoo.
Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo.  Video about this shampoo.
Desert Essence Jojoba Shampoo.
Nature’s Gate Hemp Shampoo.
Nature’s Gate Chamomile Shampoo.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Almond Pure Castile Soap (DIY shampoo).
Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner.
Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Conditioner (for short hair, not the best detangler).
Nature’s Gate Chamomile Conditioner.
Nature’s Gate Hemp Conditioner.
Tom’s of Maine Soap bars.  (two-packs from Target)
Trader Joe’s Oatmeal Exfoliant Ginger Almond Soap bar.
Kiss My Face soap bar.  Not my fave, but vegan and good ratings on Skin Deep EWG.
Nubian Heritage Soaps.  Not all of them are vegan, please read my blog post on link.
Verve Soap bars by Whole Foods  (three packs).  Good price.
Dr. Bronner’s bar soaps.
Documentary:  Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox
Toothpaste RDA (Abrasivity Chart) (with video)
Toothpaste, all non-fluoride:  Weleda  (the salt one is not vegan, supposedly)
Toothpaste for kids, Tom’s of Maine:  Outrageous Orange Mango, Silly Strawberry, Wicked Cool Mild Mint  (all with or without fluoride, check box carefully).  Some of the Tom’s non-fluorides are NOT vegan, so please check for propolis, a bee products.
Tom’s Cavity Protection Formula,  Peppermint Baking Soda w/ fluoride.  RDA 100-130.
Tom’s Wicked Fresh, Cool Peppermint or Spearmint Ice, w/fluoride.  RDA 100-130.
Colgate Total Toothpaste, Clean Mint.  I do NOT recommend any toothpaste that says “Tartar Control” or “Whitening.”  Notes that there are various Colgate Totals.  I do not know if Colgate Total Mint Stripe is too abrasive or not.  I do not know if Colgate Total Advanced Gum Defense is too abrasive or not either.  The plain Colgate Total Clean Mint says “Gently Cleans” on the label so I assume this is the one recommended in the video linked above.
Preserve Toothbrushes.
Hummus and Tabouleh from Lebanese Café in Annapolis.
Veg DC guide to vegan eats in Washington DC area, by districts.
Vegetarian Guide to Baltimore.
T-Shirt by C.O.K.  (soft, organic cotton)  Soft black.
No Poo method of washing your hair,  video.
Flax Seed Hair Gel,  video.
Flax Seed Hair Gel, featuring Black hair,  video.
Book/novel.  The Lonely Polygamist  by  Brady Udall.
Book/novel.  The 19th Wife  by  David Ebershoff.
Cookbook:  My Bread  by  Jim Lahey.
Recipe:  Roasted Cream of Tomato Soup.
Recipe:  Fried Green Tomatoes.
Recipe:  Timatar Ka.  Indian tomato salad.
Recipe:  Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes.
Recipes:  Vegan Cheese Ball.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *