Vegan & Cruelty Free

Vegan Certification

Julie Clarke Candles is proud to be registered with the Vegan Society.   

The Vegan registered trademark of a sunflower  is used on labels worldwide as the authentic standard for products free from animal ingredients and animal testing. Look for this Vegan Society logo on the front of all our candles and diffuser boxes. 

The Vegan Society is a registered educational charity founded in Birmingham in 1944 by Donald Watson.  Since 1990 the Vegan Society has been helping companies demonstrate their products meet the definition of Vegan with the Vegan Trademark.   

The definition of veganism

‘A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude-as far as it is possible and practicable-all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose: and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals’ 

Vegan friendly candles and diffusers eliminates all animal derived ingredients. All our products carry the Sunflower symbol and do not contain any animal derived ingredients and are free from any animal testing. 


The Benefits of our Vegan Products

– Good for animals – as they contain no animal products
– Good for the planet – they do not contain any pesticides that animals are exposed to from farming
– Good for your overall health – using vegan candles helps reduce your exposure to harsh synthetic ingredients.
– Sustainability – all materials used in our vegan approved products come from plant based renewable resources.


Leaping Bunny Approval

    • Julie Clarke believes that beauty and household products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.


All of our own Julie Clarke Candles and diffusers are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.

 For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit

Julie Clarke Candles commitment to cruelty free

Julie Clarke Candles and diffusers have never been tested on animals at any stage of product development. We also do not contract with any third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf.  We are committed to the global adoption of alternative safety testing methods and the elimination of animal testing on products worldwide.


What this means for customers

Trust is crucial when buying a product. External verification of a claim by a trustworthy organisation such as Cruelty Free International helps to cement that trust. Obtaining Leaping Bunny approval means that Customers can buy our candles and diffusers knowing that they meet the strict Leaping Bunny cruelty free criteria.