To further complicate things for me, Treehugger put together this helpful list of everyday products you didn't know contained animal ingredients. For those who don't follow the link:
1. Plastic bags - fortunately I always try to use canvas bags anyway, but I thought this was just for the environment
2. Car and bike tires - I'm not giving up my car, but I don't own a bike, so I guess that's a half-win
3. Glue in woodwork and musical instruments - I don't even know what to say to this ... how can you avoid woodwork?
4. Biofuels - it looks like this is just a rare oddity and doesn't refer to the government-mandated inclusion of corn in regular gasoline, so I think I'm safe here
5. Fireworks - yeah, I don't ever use these myself and usually don't bother to go see fireworks displays either ... but if I see them out my window I'm still not going to turn away
6. Fabric softener - it looks like higher class people need to worry about this one, but not me :)
7. Shampoo and conditioner - I knew this would be a biggy for me on this journey, and will likely have a long post on this later, but for now my plan is to use up what I've already bought
8. Toothpaste - see above, though apparently Colgate has a green light (I wonder what kind of toothpaste I even have right now?)
9. White and brown sugar - this one isn't news to me and we'll call this line number 4: I'm not giving up sugar and you can't make me.