How do I Start being a Vegan?

Join the revolution and become Vegan friendly this Veganuary!

There are many ways to start becoming vegan or incorporating a more vegan lifestyle. Some people manage to cut everything out overnight, whereas for others it's a gradual process. Ultimately, it's best to go at the pace that suits you. 

Veganism is a diet that excludes all animal-based products. It excludes meats, eggs, dairy, plus any other animal associated products.

For those of you who are approaching veganism for the first time, we suggest making small changes to your day-to-day life such as one meal a day being a vegan-friendly option, then, you can gradually introduce more.

There are more benefits to going vegan than you might think. Choosing vegan  alternatives actually helps the planet by reducing machine production, and it helps decrease food-related emissions.

Going vegan also reduces the amount of land and water needed for simple things like milk. Even if you go vegan once a week it can help a lot. 

5 tips on going vegan

1. Start with the meals you know and love

    Starting with meals you already know you like, that are vegan friendly, is a good way to start you off with being vegan. Even if it means you swap out some non-vegan items with alternatives it will help with initial exposure to the lifestyle.

    2. Try a few vegan alternatives a week

      Whether it be food or beauty products we suggest giving yourself a chance to try vegan alternatives to see if it works for you. We have a range of vegan  beauty products and foods that are perfect if you want to give yourself a first-time introduction to veganism. We pride ourselves on being a cruelty-free business and can assist you with the best vegan products that will help you transform your lifestyle. 

      3. Research

      The worst thing you can do is go in blind. Watch videos, research online, or even buy a book and research about the lifestyle to see how people like you do it . Read about tips and tricks to help you transition to veganism. It will also help you to learn how to keep a healthy and balanced diet long term, not just for Veganuary. 

      4. Surround yourself with like-minded people

      Instead of struggling alone, find people like you. Go on forums or social media and find other people starting their vegan lifestyle or that have been vegan for a while, to help you in your journey. Finding people that can help you, will make it easier to make the change. 

      5. Don't worry about messing up

      There are copious amounts of products that aren’t vegan and you’re not going to know them all on day one. Take it slowly and read the labels if you aren’t sure. However, all our vegan products are clearly marked as being vegan friendly, as well as plastic-free, cruelty-free, recyclable and environmentally friendly.

      You are making a life change, so it's not about doing it quickly!

      When it comes to the vegan transition, it’s not all about vegan food. We stock lots of beauty and home brands that are cruelty-free and vegan friendly, making it easy for you to swap out your non-animal friendly products. You may think that vegan products are more expensive but they don’t have to be. We have a variety of products that are cost-friendly and will last you a long time. 

      Make your home more vegan friendly too. If you love candles, then try our Soy Candles. They are not made of honey or lead and are actually better for air purification, as well as the environment.

      Another good change you can make is to not use animal-based clothing such as leather shoes, or sheep wool coats. We suggest that you go to a charity shop to buy replacements. You can get cheaper clothing, and you’re helping the reusable clothing cycle instead of buying into fast fashion.

      Our top vegan products you need to try this Veganuary: 

       Organics vegan natural face cream

      Halo Skin care moisturising face cream - This is a great vegan and cruelty-free facial moisturiser. It’s light, non-greasy, and perfume free. It’s good for all skin types and a great daily moisturiser.  

       

      Organics vegan natural deodrant

       

      Clearly FRESH, Natural Magnesium Deodorant (Geranium Sage) - This natural deodorant is cruelty-free and vegan. This will keep you dry and fresh, without all the nasty chemicals. 

      Organics vegan lavender soy-wax candle

      Made By Coopers - Calm Soy Lavender Aromatherapy Candle - This soy candle is 100% vegan, with all-natural essential oils to make your room smell nice. This candle will leave you relaxed and feeling guilt-free. 

       

      Organics vegan all purpose seasoning

      The Coconut CompanyOrganic Coconut Aminos – All Purpose Seasoning . Being vegan doesn’t have to mean the food is boring. This all-purpose seasoning is a great way to start off making your vegan meals extra tasty in a simple way. 

      If you have been thinking about going vegan, then this Veganuary is your chance to transition! Veganuary is a 31-day challenge people take to go vegan for the month. Let us help you with your vegan new year’s resolution. We believe it is better to not use animal-based products in day to day life, whether it is the use of beauty, food, fashion, or home. Our vegan-friendly range of products will help you undertake this fun and exciting new challenge.

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