WHAT IS VEGANISM?
If you haven’t heard of veganism yet we can only assume you’ve been living on a deserted island with no internet for the past 5 years. Just in case you really have been hidden away all that time, let us fill you in.
Veganism means following a fully plant-based diet, avoiding all animal products and their by-products. So that means no meat, fish, dairy products, or honey.
‘But what can vegans eat?!’
Loads! For instance, milk doesn’t = dairy. We can make milk from rice, oats, soy, and even nuts – just take a look at our range of plant based Mylk Bases! This even means we can make our own cheese using vegan milk. And guess what, vegetables really do taste amazing! You just need to know what to do with them. You’ll be shocked by all the amazing things you can do with whole foods.
But being vegan means a lot more than just following a vegan diet. It covers everything – even beauty, clothing, and health products. This means avoiding products that are tested on animals or that use animal products. An easy way to find out if the products you are buying are vegan is to look out for the Vegan Society logo on the packaging.
Are you interested in becoming vegan? Check out our blog post and find out the best way to transition to a vegan diet.
BEING VEGAN IN AUSTRALIA
Veganism is most definitely on the rise, all over the world! More and more people are making changes to their diets and lifestyles, restaurants are adding vegan items to their menus, and some countries are even starting to recognise vegan beliefs in law.
In Australia, the number of vegan retail products are increasing by the day and it is thought by the Vegan Society that Australia is the second most popular country for veganism. So, we have a lot to be proud of!
Here at Ulu Hye it has always been our mission to live more consciously. Our Mylk Bases make veganism both more accessible and sustainable – cutting down on plastic consumption and challenging the dairy industry. Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on anything, especially here in Australia. Let us take you through some awesome vegan products and websites in Australia.
Love spending time in the sun but hate buying single-use plastic? Our friends at SunButter have you covered! Not only is their sunscreen vegan, cruelty-free and certified by the Vegan Society, their packaging is also plastic-free. Say what?! Yep, they package their vegan sunscreen in a tin which you can reuse once you’ve finished the sunscreen. Now you can finally say goodbye to those pesky tubes of plastic we’ve previously had our sunscreen in.
Make sure to get involved in their awesome upcycling campaign once you have used all your sunscreen.
But that’s not all, SunButter Sunscreen is also reef-safe. SunButter was founded by Marine Biologists Sacha and Tom. They have seen first-hand the devastating effects of chemicals and pollution on the coral reefs and as avid surfers, they wanted to give back to the ocean. So they built their own sunscreen formula, free of chemicals. This means that their vegan sunscreen is kind to the environment and kind to your body.
Being a vegan sun and ocean lover just got that bit easier!
We’d be silly not to mention ourselves here. We are very proud of our products and how they’ve positively impacted our customers. Plant based milk is awesome, but just like dairy milk, most of the products available on the market rely heavily on plastic or single-use materials which can be difficult to recycle.
We sell our Mylk Bases in glass jars. Not only does this allow you to make milk whenever or wherever you need it, but you can also reuse the jar when you’ve finished.
Wondering what you can do with the jars? How about making your own nut butters, jams, or other preserves. You can even make up your own concoctions to store in them such as body scrubs, deodorants, body butters or even candles!
Ulu Hye is all about sustainability and health. No matter what diet you follow, it is important to be fuelling your body with nourishing foods. You can use our Mylk Bases to make healthy smoothies, milks, and even baked goods. You can check out some of our tasty recipes on our blog.
ONLINE VEGAN SUPERMARKET
That’s not all, you can also check out the fully vegan supermarket Flora and Fauna. You can rest assured that whatever you buy from Flora and Fauna is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable!
Whether you are looking for beauty products, toiletries, baby items, or food, you will be able to find it on Flora and Fauna. They also have an amazing recycling program that makes them stand out from the rest.
MORE VEGAN PRODUCTS
There are so many vegan products in Australia and we would love to feature them all, but it would be impossible to list them all. Which can only be a good thing!
We’d love to hear about your favourite vegan products in Australia and beyond – send us a message!