Since we were founded in 1999, our mission at Pharmacopia has always been better-for-you products for everybody—including furry friends. That’s why we’ve been cruelty free and vegan from the very beginning. Our philosophy has always been: no animal testing and no animal ingredients. “There’s no reason to test on animals—ever,” says our founder Lisa Levin, who can be frequently found with her furry family (two dogs, Stella and Luna) in tow.
As many as 68% of people who chose veganism do so because of animal welfare. That’s why we—the team at Pharmacopia—decided to put together some of our favorite vegan beauty gift baskets for the veganista in your life. Pharmacopia products are the highlight (of course)!
For busy vegan moms
Wrap up a sustainable bottle of Verbena Body Wash with a plush organic cotton washcloth and a vegan dry body brush—and finish it off with colorful twine. The Verbena Body Wash is refreshing and balancing. The dry brush, which can be used before showering, helps to invigorate moms (or anyone!) by revving up blood flow. "So many people love self-care gifts,” says our founder, Lisa. “This gift is thoughtful and useful at the same time.”
For the vegan chef
This gift is sure to be loved by anyone who spends time in the kitchen. Pull together a basket of your favorite organic spices with a colorful kitchen towel and our trio of vegan Citrus Body Bars—which double as hand soaps. Our favorite herbs to add: mint, basil and lemongrass—all of which are super high in health-promoting antioxidants, work well to flavor any plant-based meal and are found in our Pharmacopia products. “The Citrus Body Bar is perfect for kitchens (and baths),” says Andreliz, our CEO. "It’s got a zesty scent and hydrates hard-working hands with shea butter and vitamin E.”
For the vegan athlete
Lots of showers can strip skin of much-needed moisture. Having our invigorating vegan Citrus Body Wash and Body Lotion duo be front and center in this gift basket will be much appreciated. Add in a pair of cotton sport socks and a few of your favorite vegan power bars and you’ve got the perfect sporty vegan gift. “I like to run every day,” says Eric in creative. “I look forward to sudsing up with our Citrus Body Wash when I come back from my morning run. It really perks me up.”
For the vegan selfie lover
Close-up pics demand hair that’s selfie worthy. Pharmacopia’s vegan Verbena Shampoo and Conditioner duo does the job with nourishing plant ingredients like shea butter, jojoba and coconut oil. Tie these together with a colorful raffia bow and slip in a favorite vegan hair brush. This super easy gift is thoughtful—and sure to please. “Not only do these products leave my hair soft and shiny, they also smell amazing,” says Nicole in marketing. “The mix of lemon, orange, mint and lemon scents makes my bathroom smell like a spa.”
For the vegan beauty connoisseur
Nourished lips are the centerpiece of any beauty routine—and our Tangerine Lip Elixir trio fits the bill. This herbal lip balm, which is of course vegan, features olive oil, vitamin E and hemp oil. Plus, it’s 70% organic. Package this bundle up—in a stocking or a natural fiber gift bag—with a colorful vegan lip balm, blush and eyeshadow. “This balm rocks,” says Shana in operations. “It is so incredibly hydrating and I Iove the bigger size! It’s perfect for lips and cuticles, too.”
For the veganista hostess (with the mostess)
You’re invited to a holiday soirée and want to bring something as a small token of your thanks. Pharmacopia’s trio of Mint Argan Body Bars—tied up with a simple raffia bow—is the perfect gift under $25. These long-lasting plant-based soaps work perfectly in a guest bathroom or the shower. Like all our Pharmacopia products, they’re formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or dyes—and, of course, are never tested on animals. “This soap smells absolutely incredible,” says Angela, our marketing advisor. “And it leaves your hands and body hydrated. A perfect combo!”
For the vegan movie lover
They’ll love to cozy up to their favorite film with the gift of a plush vegan blanket and pair of fuzzy socks. Add in some vegan popcorn, too. Tie it all up with a paper bow—and slip in a Pharmacopia gift card for that little extra something. They’ll be able to put it towards any of our fabulous cruelty-free products—after the final credits roll. “I always have a few of these gift cards on hand,” says Marci, our team analyst. “They make the perfect gift in a pinch, and you can add them on to any gift to give it that extra thoughtful touch.”
No matter who you’re buying for this holiday season, our cruelty-free Pharmacopia products are sure to please. And don’t forget to add a little extra gift for you into the cart. After all, the holiday season can be stressful. You may need a little pampering, too!