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 NOW LEAPING BUNNY CERTIFIED!

 

 

Hurray!

Kudarat is now certified by the Leaping Bunny Program!

Kudarat has always been and always will be, both cruelty-free and vegan. Testing ingredients or finished products on animals is something Kudarat does not support and definitely will not take part in. If an ingredient or product is deemed too dangerous for us to test on ourselves, then why would anyone ever even consider including it in face and body products.

Besides making sure that all of our ingredients are truly cruelty-free (our suppliers have to prove it!), Kudarat is committed to sourcing ingredients that are only from plants, many of which are certified organic and sustainable resources.

Kudarat has three rescue dog mascots, Letti, Gretchen, and Jules, are giving high-paws all around and having themselves a party! These three came from some seriously horrible backgrounds like abuse, overbreeding, and a gang-involved dog fighting ring. Yes… For real. Our very rightfully spoiled fur-babies are a daily reminder of what a difference love and compassion makes.

Some Quick Facts:

  • US law does not require animal testing. Neither the FDA nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requires it. There’s plenty of safety data out there as well as in vitro testing (basically testing human cells and tissues) and even computer modeling that makes animal testing obsolete and inexcusable.
  • Did you know that Leaping Bunny is recognized around the world? The UK, Canada, and most of the EU love companies that have joined this voluntary program. Besides, animal testing is a big NO in those countries.
  • Unfortunately, China requires that any company that markets or sells their products in China must test their ingredients and finished products on animals. Until or even if this law changes, Kudarat will not be available in China.
  • Leaping Bunny certification means a lot more than just saying, “we are cruelty-free”. It’s guaranteed! Leaping Bunny can come and audit us as well as Kudarat has to renew each year. Leaping Bunny is on the total up-and-up and becoming a household name, Kudarat is committed to being a part of this program!

 

Cruelty-Free Shopping Is Easy

Visit the Leaping Bunny website or download the Leaping Bunny app for iPhone or Android where you will see Kudarat listed along with all the other certified companies. It’s totally free and totally easy.

Learn more about the Leaping Bunny Standard to see why we are so proud and excited to be certified!

Here are a couple of our favorite products that are also good for you:

After trying a lot of natural deodorants out there, Schmidt’s came in as one of our favorites, they even have a sensitive skin formula which is key. Many natural deodorants use baking soda in their formulations, and many people adversely react to it in the form of itching, burning, and rashes. Schmidt’s fragrances are all 100% natural and of course… gluten-free. Trust us, they are amazing!

Of course, we had to include a little something for our furry friends. Nava Pets has a great line of organic and natural products, including their Dog Wash Shampoo. We love it because it is gluten-free. Gretchen, Letti, and Jules live in a grain-free household, so we had to make sure their products also fit the bill and we knew them to be cruelty-free.

 

What the heck is Gluten anyway?

What the heck is Gluten anyway?

So, what is it?! It’s actually a family of nasty proteins found in all grains. NOT just wheat, barley and rye. I repeat, it’s in all grains. There are literally thousands of known gluten proteins. For real. That’s not a typo. Here’s the bad news—almost no research has been done on most of the members of this horrible family. The vast majority of the research has focused on the specific gluten protein that is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Most of that work is tied to celiac disease. This is definitely part of the problem and we’re here to dispel some of the misinformation that’s out there. After reading this, I really hope you’ll kick gluten to the curb.

Ingredient Spotlight: Pomegranate “The Paradise Fruit”

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a beautiful superfood that has been used for thousands of years. It originated in the Persian Empire and is still primarily cultivated in the Mediterranean, India (which we of course love!), and the Middle East.

Ingredient Spotlight: Rosemary “Dew of the Sea”

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a beautiful woody herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves and flowers that bloom in pink, white, purple, or blue. Originally native to the Mediterranean Sea and Portugal, it does love humid areas, but it’s also very drought tolerant, making it easy to grow just about anywhere. “Rosmarius” means “dew of the sea”.

The Ingredients We Don’t Use In Our Products and Why

When you take a look at our labels and our website, besides seeing a full listing of every single ingredient that is found in our products, you will also see a listing of what you won’t find in our products. We are exposed to so many toxins in our every day lives. I’m living proof of how prolonged exposure and overload can make us seriously sick. We’ve done a ton of research on the science about the effects of the ingredients that we don’t use on humans as well as plants, animals, and our world. We’ve also discovered along the way that the average person has over 200 synthetic chemicals stored in their bodies—imagine what happens long term—we’re like toxic storage dumps.

We’re Having an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) Moment!

Did you know that fruit extracts are an amazing source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) along with enzymes and antioxidants? We all know that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but fruits also benefit our skin in a major way when applied topically.

AHAs have been around for a long time—even Cleopatra, known for her legendary beauty, supposedly used them. The story goes that she bathed in sour milk (a source of lactic acid) to keep herself looking fresh and young. In this day and age, AHAs are found in a lot of skincare products, including ours. So, what are they?