Is The Body Shop Cruelty-Free?

Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner? Mmm….I get excited just thinking about it! I love fruity shampoos, and banana is truly my favorite fruity smell, so I become very excited when I saw this dynamic duo by The Body Shop. And yes, the smell of these products will almost catapult you into a tropical paradise. But of course, I always make sure what I purchase is cruelty-free.  I won’t buy it if it isn’t, no matter how much I like it!  So, is The Body Shop cruelty-free?

The first thing I did was go straight to the Leaping Bunny site because if a brand is Leaping Bunny Approved, that means there is no animal testing at any point of production. Neither the finished product nor any ingredient is tested on animals nor is the product sold in mainland China, where animal testing is required. Sure enough, The Body Shop is Leaping Bunny approved which means it’s cruelty-free. That’s fantastic, because the Banana Truly Nourishing line also sports a hair mask, intended for weekly use, to nourish hair and give it shine. The shampoo and conditioner are 100% vegetarian, but the mask is vegan. Yay!

If you have never checked out what The Body Shop has to offer, I highly recommend doing so. I was truly surprised at how many different products they have. There is something for your entire body from head to toe. Hair products, skin care, makeup, fragrances, body butters, lotions, creams, soaps, body washes, and so much more!  And many of their products are vegan. I was thrilled to find this company, because I stopped buying Bath & Body Works products when I read their animal testing policy. While Bath & Body Works does not currently test on animals, their policy implies they would do it if a market they are involved in required it.

So what other great products does The Body Shop have to offer amid their many product lines? For starters, they have another brand new hair product that I am almost as excited about as the Banana Truly Nourishing products. Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub works amazingly well for purifying the hair and scalp and getting rid of buildup from styling products. While this scrub is vegetarian, not vegan, the honey it contain is ethically-sourced Ethiopian honey.

The Body Shop’s Skin Care line is fabulous. You’ll find cleansers, toners, exfoliators, moisturizers,  masks, serums, eye care, lip balms, makeup remover, overnight treatments, sun protection, and even men’s products. I love the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion Exfoliator. It really helps get rid of dry flaky patches of skin and leaves my skin soft, smooth, and radiant.

I stopped wearing perfumes and fragrances a long time ago because all the ones I used to use were tested on animals. But The Body Shop changed that for me! By now you know how much I love fruity smells. Strawberry is yet another one of my favorite fruit scents, and the Strawberry Body Mist smells good enough to eat! It’s a super fantastic fragrance for spring and summer.

It’s unfortunate that so many body care product brands are tested on animals. But The Body Shop has us cruelty-free gals covered with almost any body care product you can imagine. Yes, they have fabulous body butters, lotions, creams, body washes, soaps, and nail and foot care.  But they also have self tanning products and hand sanitizers, two types of products I thought would be impossible to find in cruelty-free versions. The Body Shop has both. Honey Bronze Tinted Leg Mist is now my go-to product warm weather when I want my legs to look subtly tan. The Hand Sanitizer comes in two of my favorite fragrances, strawberry and coconut.

Talk about a complete makeup line. The Body Shop didn’t miss a thing when they put this product category together. They have anything you need to complete your makeup look, and none of their products contain carmine!

If you can’t find your foundation shade, you may be able to achieve it with Shade Adjusting Drops Liquid Foundation. If your foundation is close to perfect but just needs a little adjustment, you can use the lightening drops to lighten it a bit and neutralize yellowness or darkening drops to darken it if it’s a bit too light.  This product is a rare find!

I think you will be as pleased as I was with all the product choices The Body Shop has to offer, and even more pleased that The Body Shop is Cruelty-Free.

Do you use products made by The Body Shop? Do you have a favorite? Please tell us. Leave a comment.

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For The Love Of Animals Everywhere,





  1. Ashley(TUD) says:

    Wow I had no idea that the body shop was cruelty. I actually stop using a lot of brand products because of this and the body shop was one of the. I have only bought one set from the body shop and it smelt so good and felt so good on my body. I am happy to know that it is of good quality. Thank you

    1. Linda Kwasniewski says:

      Hi, Ashley. We learn something new every day. I also stopped using a lot of brands because of animal testing. The Body Shop is one of my new favorites.

  2. Frank says:

    This is a great article on The Body Shop. I have never shopped at The Body Shop, but in the past, I have shopped a Bath and Body Works. Now that I know that the Body Shop is cruelty-free I will be shopping there from now on.

    I’m also grateful for your thoughts on the products being sold by The Body Shop, since all of the purchases I make of this type of product is for gifts for the women in my life. Although, I would consider buying for myself. Do you know if they sell any products for men?



    1. Linda Kwasniewski says:

      Hi, Frank. Yes, The Body Shop does have products for men. In fact, I was thrilled to find that they have shaving cream because it is difficult to find shaving cream not tested on animals. Hope this helps!

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