Revisiting Shame

About a year ago I started a vlog series on my new YouTube channel. Like the URL of this website, that channel named after me: Whitney Lauritsen. It’s been my aim to transition away from my avatar Eco-Vegan Gal to simply me. I feel like I’ve outgrown the...
The Most Thoughtful Holiday Gifts on Etsy

The Most Thoughtful Holiday Gifts on Etsy

Etsy GIFT GUIDE Perfect presents for people who appreciate unique items made from natural, plant-based materials and ingredients. Here are some of the season’s must-have handmade, vegan items for everyone on your list. Handcrafted Spice Blends Gift Box Beautifully...

A Guide to the Best Water Filters

My earliest memory of using a water filter is having a Brita on the kitchen countertop. This was around 2006. I think I also experimented with a Pur water purifier, perhaps because the design was appealing. Back then I didn’t know much about water filtration...
Everything You Need to Know about the Los Angeles Coffee Fest

Everything You Need to Know about the Los Angeles Coffee Fest

I’m always on the hunt for the best coffee shops near me while I’m home in LA or traveling. Starbucks drinks aren’t my thing so I keep an eye out for cafes that have organic, fair-trade beans and unique plant-based creamers. It’s especially...
The Best Goddess Provisions Box Products

The Best Goddess Provisions Box Products

I’ve been receiving the Goddess Provisions vegan subscription box since April of 2017. And it’s honestly the best subscription box I’ve ever received. Every month I’m blown away by the products inside and I can’t tell you how many times...
Why I Love SkinSanity’s Vegan Skincare

Why I Love SkinSanity’s Vegan Skincare

I’ve used a lot of different vegan skincare brands over the years. In addition to choosing products that are cruelty-free, I also prioritize those made without potentially harmful chemicals. Truth be told, vegan and harmless don’t always go hand in hand....