Cruelty-free ingredient swaps for DIY beauty recipes

Hello everyone!

As a vegan who loves cooking, I've become an expert in recipe conversions and vegan substitutions. When I started this blog, I was not a vegan yet. Some of my earlier DIYs contain non-vegan ingredients: namely milk, yoghurt, egg and honey. In today's post, I will show you vegan alternatives to these ingredients. Keep scrolling...

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If you are vegan, allergic, or don't want to use those ingredients for whatever reason: these substitutes will serve as a great alternative in any DIY beauty recipe!

 Pure maple syrup

Honey is a common ingredient in DIY beauty recipes due to its renowned health benefits. Pure maple syrup contains several vitamins and minerals as well. It is also full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, just like honey.

Cow milk  Soy milk 

Just like cow milk, soy milk is a source of protein, calcium, minerals and nutrients.

Yoghurt  Soy yoghurt

Yoghurt is well-known for its moisturising powers. Soy yoghurt, like dairy yoghurt, contains lactic acid, which is a mild skin exfoliant.

Egg  Flaxseed

When mixed with water, ground flaxseed forms a gooey and egg-like consistency which helps tighten large pores and tone the skin. It is an excellent alternative to an egg white face mask or a replacement for eggs in any DIY face mask!

When you come across other non-vegan ingredients, ask yourselves what the purpose of that ingredient is in that specific recipe and find the best alternative. Remember, there is always a cruelty-free option to replace any ingredient!


I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! If you ask a question I will answer it asap. – Cosette

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