Is Burt’s Bees Cruelty-Free and Vegan? (2022 Update)

Burt’s Bees is a popular personal care brand, and many people swear by its products. But is Burt’s Bees cruelty-free and vegan? Read on to learn more!

Is Burt’s Bees Cruelty-Free?

Yes, Burt’s Bees is a cruelty-free brand. Neither the brand nor its suppliers test the finished products or ingredients on animals. In addition, Burt’s Bees does not sell its products in countries like China where it’s required by law to test products on animals before they enter the market. 

Is Burt’s Bees Vegan?

While Burt’s Bees is cruelty-free, it isn’t 100% vegan. That’s because some of its products may contain animal-derived ingredients. However, they do have products that are suitable for vegans.

Is Burt’s Bees PETA certified?

PETA certifies Burt’s Bees as a cruelty-free brand. 

Is Burt’s Bees owned by a parent company?

Burt’s Bees is owned by The Clorox Company. Even though the company says they don’t test on animals, they may make an exception where it’s required by law.

How do we determine whether a brand is cruelty-free or not?

Many brands often don’t tell the complete truth about their animal testing-policy. For example, some brands sell their products in mainland China. Others pay third parties to conduct the tests and still claim to be animal cruelty-free. 

To make sure a company is cruelty-free, we first make sure that they don’t sell their products in countries where animal testing is required. Then we take a look at their animal testing policies (if they have any) to look for discrepancies. And finally, we reach out to support and ask them a series of questions on whether the company (or its suppliers) test on animals.

Based on this, we decide whether a company is cruelty-free or not. Fortunately, Burt’s Bees passed this criteria. So, we can say it’s a cruelty-free brand.

Difference between cruelty-free and vegan

The terms ‘cruelty-free’ and ‘vegan’ have grown in popularity over the past few years. People often use them interchangeably. But there’s a difference between the two.

Cruelty-free products are those that have not been tested on animals. This means that the ingredients and final product have not been subjected to any animal testing whatsoever. Cruelty-free brands also typically do not work with suppliers who test on animals, so you can be sure that no animal suffered in the making of the products. 

Vegan skincare products are developed without any animal-derived ingredients. This means that all of the ingredients in these products are plant-based, making them an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. 


Burt’s Bees is a cruelty-free brand, and it doesn’t sell its products in countries where animal testing is required by law. However, it’s not 100% vegan. That said, it still offers some products that do not contain animal-derived ingredients, making them suitable for vegans. 

If you’re looking for a cruelty-free brand, Burt’s Bees is the brand you can count on. 

What is your favorite animal cruelty-free brand? Do let us know in the comments below. 

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