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Is Vaseline Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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From chapped lips to split ends and everything in between, many people across the globe use Vaseline daily, but is it suitable for vegans?


Vaseline is a brand who is most famous for its petroleum jelly based products that date back to 1859 in one of the birth-places of the US oil industry; Titusville, Pennsylvania.

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Is Vaseline vegan?

Vaseline is generally considered vegan-friendly. Even though the oil used to create it is made from millennia dead marine organisms, most vegans don’t consider this an issue. However, as it is oil-based and it’s not the best environmental choice, this might be a reason why some vegans abstain from using the products.

There are no animal products used to make Vaseline’s petroleum jelly. Historically bone char was used in the manufacturing process, but that practice is now uncommon. 

Are Vaseline products tested on animals?

This seems to be a bit of an ambiguous grey area. Whilst it seems that Vaseline does not directly test on animals, its suppliers and parent group, Unilver, do which would make the general consensus that they aren’t a cruelty-free brand.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way!


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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