Whilst all of our products are vegetarian, a few are not classed as vegan. The only ingredients we use that are classed as non-vegan are organic honey and beeswax. However, many vegans are still happy to use them, depending on the individual.
According to PETA, the reason why these ingredients aren’t always classed as vegan is due to unethical farming methods practiced by certain farms. These include cutting off the wings of the queen bee to disable her from flying to other colonies and the practice of artificially inseminating the bees. However, this doesn’t happen on every farm. For Odylique products, we only source the kindest ingredients from trusted suppliers who don’t practice unethical or cruel methods of farming, which is why we are able to label every single one of our products cruelty free. We also only use organic beeswax and honey – which has actually been praised for boosting the local bee population!
We would never want or need to use bi-products of dead animals. This is also banned under Soil Association organic beauty standards. Our products and ingredients are tested on a panel of human volunteers with sensitive skin, not furry friends.