i wanna be vegan when i move out from my parents place into my apartment, are there any vegan options? like cleaning supplies, and good foods to always have on hand.
vegan options? you’ll have SOOO many once you move out of your folk’s place. Even before you do that though, try to make as many positive steps towards veganism that you can in your current situation. I understand if you can’t go fully vegan right now because you live with your parents, but do your best. Next time you buy skin care/shampoo/conditioner/makeup etc, make sure you buy a vegan brand! I’m not saying throw away what you have now bc that’s still wasteful, but just make sure to buy a vegan brand when it comes time to buy some new products. Also make sure you aren’t buying any clothing made with animal products, such as leather, wool, down feathers, silk, etc.
For makeup, I love Tarte, Urban Decay, and NYX. NYX and ELF are fantastic and cheap vegan makeup brands that you can find everywhere. I get all of my skincare and haircare items from Lush. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their rose scented products like Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner or their Rose Argan solid shampoo bar. I smell of roses all the time and it’s so beautifully romantic and sexy ;)
I use Meyer’s brand for household cleaning products (dish soap, air freshener, etc). I like the lavender scented stuff. I use Dr. Bronner’s (rose) for a general soap and also I love their peppermint toothpaste and mouthwash.
Food to always have on hand? I always keep some jars full of brown rice, black beans, chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and steel cut oats. Boring but staple items to keep in your pantry! I also have little jars filled with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, and pepper. I fill up my jars at my local bulk grocery store to help reduce my trash. I always keep nori sheets in my cupboard for vegan sushi. I keep salt-free ketchup, soy sauce, oil free roasted red pepper hummus, and sriracha in my fridge at all times. Dijon mustard is also great to have on hand for a quick salad dressing (dijon, ACV, w/ a splash of water and you’re good to go). And I always have a bar of vegan dark chocolate in the fridge for bad days. Most of the food I buy is fresh fruits and veggies such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, limes, lemons, baby carrots, lettuce, spinach, kale, onions, bell peppers, apples, avocados, blood oranges, bananas, and mushrooms. These are weekly staples for me. I also grow my own herbs (cilantro and basil mostly) and I am working on growing some more plants since spring is rolling around here in the pacific northwest!
Hope all of this helps. Sorry it was just a dump of information haha, good luck with your vegan journey and please message me if you have any additional questions at any time. I am SO happy to help!