Cruelty Free Cosmetics & Toiletries from “The Vegetarian”

Many of these items originally appeared in classified ads of past issues of The Vegetarian and are provided here as a free source of information. This is not a commercial site and no payment is taken. It is not possible to say whether the information is still valid so each item is dated at the end.

Inclusion of items in this list does not imply endorsement by The Vegetarian Society UK unless stated otherwise.

The discounts mentioned are for members of The Vegetarian Society UK. Join The Vegetarian Society to get the latest information and discounts.

Amethyst, 175 Henfold Street, Astley, Manchester M29 7FU

Tel: 01942 873003

Aromatherapy, full range of health, facial and body care products, all 100% natural.

– The Vegetarian, Summer 1996

biOrganics, Unit 2, Caxton Park, Wright Street, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9EW

Tel: 0161 872 9813

biOrganics is one of the finest Organic hair ranges available today. Approved by The Vegetarian Society, the BUAV, Beauty Without Cruelty Charity, Naturewatch, the RSPCA and others is your guarantee of purity and quality. Write or call for details quoting NW1

– The Vegetarian, Summer 1996

Body Beautiful Products, Unit 1a, Blackhall Industrial Estate, Hackworth Road, Blackhall, Hartlepool TS27 4XX

Tel/fax: 0191 587 1581. 10% discount.

Susan Ross had always enjoyed making beauty treatments from herbs and natural ingredients. This hobby grew into a full-time career, and after running a cottage industry from home for 13 years, she now has her own factory and employs 10 people. Featured in The Sun and Woman magazine, Body Beautiful Products receive orders from as far afield as Portugal and Iceland and have a thriving mail order business. Susan supplies several retail outlets (Norchem chemists, local hairdressing salons) on a wholesale basis, as well as having her own section in the Bolton branch of Asda. All Body Beautiful products are free from animal ingredients and are not tested on animals: the company is listed with the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). The range includes hair products, sun preparations, Aromatherapy oils and other toiletries, and Susan hopes to start producing her own cosmetics from the end of this year. Value for money is high on the agenda – the average price for an item is 2 pounds as Susan believes that everyone should be able to afford a little luxury from time to time. So if you’re feeling low but can’t afford to splash out, why not treat yourself to an all natural beauty treatment and wash away those cares.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Dolma, 19 Royce Avenue, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 6FU

– incorporating Cherish Natural Skin Care offer a fine range of Vegan perfumes, skin preparations and toiletries and essential oils etc, at affordable prices. Send S.A.E. for latest extended brochure or 4.25 for pack containing a trial size bottle of both our new ‘Quintet’ and Vegamuk’ perfumes.

Agents required – excellent earning potential. 1976 cut-off date. A member of The Cosmetics Industry Coalition for Animal Welfare.

– The Vegetarian, Summer 1996

Essence by Empress, PO Box 92, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2XL

Tel: 01736 51612 – 15% discount, please quote membership no with order.

Sell pure essential oils.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Forget Me Not (mail order): 31 Ridingfold Lane, Worseley, Manchester M28 2UR

Tel: 0161 728 2061 – 10% discount

Including skin care, cosmetics, men’s toiletries, soaps, hair and body care, perfumes and a wide range of supplements.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Green Door: 437 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8RQ

Tel: 0181 578 7264 – 5% discount

Deliveries of eco-friendly cleaning products, cruelty-free toiletries, recycled paper products, veggie and vegan food stuffs and much more! Phone for price list.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Harbro Soundsleep Ltd, The Maltings Selection, 66 Rembrandt Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2LT

Tel: 01284 752275 – 10% discount

hop and herb filled pillows, traditional and tri-pillow.

– Discounts List, July 1996

The Little Green Shop, 8 St George’s Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GB

Tel: 01273 571221 – 10% discount

Cruelty-free, vegan, environmentally-friendly household products and toiletries. SAE for catalogue, please quote your membership number when ordering.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Nature’s Gift, 11 Cotswold Road, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex SSO 8AA

Tel/Fax: 01702 300421 – 10% discount

Natural Bodycare and Aromatherapy Products by mail order. 100% animal ingredient free (vegan) and non-animal tested range of natural bodycare and Aromatherapy products including skin, body and hair care, bath products and an extensive range of essential oils. Everything made and sold is manufactured from herbal or plant based ingredients only. Try Geranium and Chamomile Skin Toner, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli Bath and Body Oil or Pure Aloe Vera Gel. All available mail order, please phone for a catalogue.

– The Vegetarian, Autumn 1996

Patricia Crisp, 8 Neville Court, Marlborough Park, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 3DY

10% off Landarome cruelty-free fragrances, BUAV approved. (Independent distributor).

– Discounts List, July 1996

Poppy Seeds, 50 High Street, Wellington, Somerset TA2 8BR

Tel:0823 661255. 10% discount on orders over 15 pounds

After years of involvement with various ‘green’ groups Dawn Harries decided to set up her own business so that she could communicate her enthusiasm for environmental causes directly to the public. Poppy Seeds is part of an Environmental Conservation Centre which holds talks, shows and activity mornings.

Not content to wait for customers to come to them, Dawn and her four staff take their merchandise and their message to schools and old peoples’ homes and Dawn is also available to give talks on running a Green business for any budding entrepreneurs. She works very closely with other charities and has designed T-shirts and posters for Haydn Trust, Beauty Without Cruelty, League Against Cruel Sports and many others. As well as its own range of vegan toiletries, recycled paper and cruelty free cosmetics, Poppy Seeds has started a Christmas Hamper mail order service. An ideal gift, you can send someone (or yourself) a small, medium or large hamper costing from 20 to 60. The small hamper contains samples of a variety of ingredients and products for one, the medium contains enough for two people, and the large size would equip you for a vegetarian dinner party. Order now to avoid the Christmas rush – catalogues available the number above.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Sue May, Catkins Lodge, Upper Sherborne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG1 2RP

Tel: 01256 59768 – 10% discount. Please quote your membership number. Independent distributor of Madame de Paris (UK) Ltd cruelty free cosmetics, skincare & fragrances.

– Discounts List, July 1996

Vegan Bodycare, make-up and vitamins

Tel: 01473 688128

– The Vegetarian, Summer 1996

Thus Spoke Lord Mahavir (Excerpt from the sacred books of Jainism)

Commandments Of Non-Violence (Ahimsa)

  • Live and let live. Love all – Serve all.

  • Where there is Love there is Life. Violence is Suicide.

  • All Souls are alike and potentially Divine. None is Superior or Inferior.

  • All living beings long to live. No one wants to die.

  • Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads destruction.

  • Silence and Self-control is non-violence.

  • Just I dislike pain, so all other beings dislike pain.

  • A wise person does not kill, nor cause others to kill, nor consent to the killings by others.

  • Respect for all living beings is non-violence.

  • Non-violence is the highest religion.


The Teachings of Lord Mahavir

  • Every soul is independent. None depends on another.

  • All souls are alike. None is superior or inferior.

  • Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and blissful. The bliss does not come from outside.

  • All human beings are miserable due to their own faults, and they themselves can be happy by correcting these faults.

  • The greatest mistake of a soul is non-recognition of its real self and can only be corrected by recognising itself.

  • There is no separate existence of God. Everybody can attain God-hood by making supreme efforts in the right direction.

  • Know thyself, recognise thyself, be immersed by thyself – you will attain Godhood.

  • God is neither the creator nor the destructor of the universe. He is merely a silent observer and omniscient.

  • One who, even after knowing the whole universe, can remain unaffected and unattached is God.

  • Fight with yourself, why fight with external foes? He, who conquers himself through himself, will obtain happiness.

  • All beings hate pain, therefore one should not hurt kill them. Ahimsa (non-violence) is the highest religion.


A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn’t realise that the same fate is soon to overtake him also. That man is fool.