Is the Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve vegan?

Modified on Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve is not vegan as it contains donkey milk. It is however vegetarian.

But we made an error!

The small vegan badge on the back of the tube was printed in error (it should have been a vegetarian badge) as most of our other products are vegan.

Because of this error we have made it as clear as possible on our website descriptions and in our published and easily accessible ingredients lists at point of sale that the product contains donkey milk from an animal source. 

Here is the immediate short description of the product on our website; 

An intense dry skin rescue salve containing Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Donkey Milk brings instant relief for patches of very dry, irritated and slow-to-heal skin.

Here is the longer description of the product on our website; 

Donkey milk

Donkey milk is the most hypoallergenic milk out of all milks and the one closest to human breast milk in its composition.

Donkey milk is high in amino acids and antimicrobial proteins, making it highly beneficial to dry skin conditions such as eczema.

Aside from Cleopatra’s routine daily bathing in donkey milk to stave off dryness and keep her skin soft, in Egyptian times donkey milk was used as both an ointment and drunk to help heal reactive skin conditions including eczema.

It has historically and in modern day been given to babies and children with allergies. The vitamin C content in donkey milk is almost four times more of cow’s milk. Donkey milk also contains more lactoferrin and lysozyme than cow’s milk. For this reason, it can help skin prone to eczema and helps calm skin irritation.

We source our donkey's milk from a Greek supplier who practices very gentle and humane treatment of the animals. They breed and live freely and are only brought in for milking which can only be done by hand.

Here is the ingredients list published on our website;

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Phytate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Donkey Milk, Beta-Carotene, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid.   Please note this is product is vegan formula except for the donkey milk.

Here are the badges on our website for this product; 


We have in no way tried to deceive people that the product is vegan as we fully respect how important it is to be clear on this matter. In fact the donkey milk ingredient is an ingredient that we actively and openly promote as its particularly beneficial for eczema and allergy prone skin. It is not an ingredient that we are trying to hide.

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