Friday, May 3, 2013

Where to buy cruelty-free: Walmart

So last week we went shopping for cruelty-free products at Target. This week, as promised, we went to Walmart.

Walmart Supercenter in Orlando. (Courtesy Weingarten)
Walmart is bigger than even the Target Supercenter. Is it possible they have more cruelty-free products than Target?

I needed deodorant anyway, so I started in the beauty aisles. But although there was twice as much room for things like shampoo, there were few cruelty-free products on the shelves.

I found the Tom's of Maine toothpaste for adults and children.

And the deodorant.

But, as with Target, most of the other personal care products were in one section with the cosmetics.

Here's the Burt's Bees.

Gud by Burt's Bees.

Alba Botanicals.

Giovanni shampoos and conditioners. All the same products that were in Target. But there were a few others.
Avalon Organics.
And Queen Helene Cocoa Butter, which some of my friends rave about.
Then there's Flower Cosmetics, by Drew Barrymore. These are not on the Leaping Bunny or PETA lists. However....
They say they are cruelty-free. We will have to check up on this claim.

Then we headed to the household cleaners. There were Seventh Generation cleaners and laundry detergent, but there was also Earth Friendly Products household cleaner.

 And laundry detergent.

So, overall, I think the number of products between Target and Walmart evens out, and Walmart may even edge Target out. However, that's really silly since Walmart is bigger. Instead of Earth-friendly products tucked randomly in corners, there should be more, and they should be spotlighted. I feel the same way about Target too.

So I bought the Tom's of Maine deodorant, since I needed it.

Next week, we check out the pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens!


  1. Good to know that even Wally World, not the most PC of businesses is at least making some attempt to provide products people actually want to buy

  2. No joke, although I wonder if that's part of a distributorship to carry certain products? Just considering the placement and all. I should ask the Leaping Bunny lady...

  3. I live in Germany but I spend my vacations in the US twice a year. Over here we do have good lists of cruelty free products but almost none of them have the "bunny sign" on it. Now I m wondering if I can see it on the product in the US if it is cruelty free....??

  4. I fid not find the household cleaners or laundry detergent in my local walmart :(

  5. Burt's Bees is owned by Clorox.....and they test on animals, won't be buying it anymore.

  6. Burt's Bees is owned by Clorox, and they test on animals.....not buying from them anymore

    1. They can't help that a specific business bought their product. There are many cruelty free brands that are sadly owned under companies that do test on animals. You have to look at the exact item you are buying.


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