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DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR SKIN AND HAIR CARE PRODUCTS?

WHAT OUR BRANDS USE
Colours
Our brands use no synthetic colours. Natural oils, herbs and extracts give these products their natural colour.
Emollients
Our brands use a combination of essential fatty acids, aloe vera and herbal oils in a natural absorption base.
Emulsifiers
Emulsifiers are used in skin care creams and lotions to mix water with oils. Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional agent (emulsifier) is used to form a homogenous mixture keeping water and oil together. We believe an Emulsifier should be sourced from natural ingredients such as vegetable oils and other vegetable-based raw materials and have sourced products that are made that way.
Fragrance
Our brands use essential oils such as chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, etc.
Cleansers/Foaming Agents
Our brands use only natural, vegetarian cleansing agents.
Hair Conditioners
Natural proteins improve hair texture, strength and manageability and repair hair shafts and follicles. Our brands add hair care herbs and emollients like shea butter and jojoba oil.
Styling Aids
Our brands use herbal gums as holding agents and panthenol (vitamin B-5), a natural humectant and hair thickener.
Preservatives
Our brands use two different types of preservatives. Our completely natural preservatives are used by Goddess Garden sun care and TruKid products, but as a result, these products will have a shorter shelf life once they’re opened and exposed to oxygen, usually 3-6 months. By using the FDA approved phenoxyethanol at levels less than 1%, all research indicates that at that level, it is safe to be used topically in cosmetics. We only stock skin care that uses this preservative at less than 1%. Of course, if you have a sensitivity to it, you should stop using it. We have customers who get reactions from 100% pure essential oils. Everyone reacts differently to a variety of skin care products.

WHAT OTHER MANUFACTURERS USE
Colours
Some health food store brands no longer use synthetic colours, but many still do. Watch out for D&C and FD&C colours, which are often carcinogenic and always unnecessary.

Emollients
Refined petroleum and its derivatives are most commonly used. Petrolatum, mineral oil, glyceryl stearate and paraffin are some to avoid.

Emulsifiers
Propylene glycol (PPG), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and triethanolamine (TEA) are synthetic petrochemical emulsifiers used to keep products from separating.

Fragrance
Fragrance components don't have to be listed on bodycare products. If you see "fragrance" on a label, chances are it's a cheap synthetic, not an expensive and high quality essential oil.

Cleansers/Foaming Agents
Detergents made from a variety of petrochemicals top the list. Avoid: SLS, olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, DEA and TEA

Hair Conditioners
Quaternary ammonium compounds also used as fabric softeners are found in high amounts in most hair conditioners.

Styling Aids
Mass produced hairsprays and gels contain PVP/VA copolymers, plastic films that coat the hair and pollute the environment.

Preservatives
You'll often see as many as five synthetic preservatives on a label. Avoid: methyl, butyl, ethyl and propyl paraben, imidazolidinyl urea (trade name Germall) and MDM Hydantoin (formaldehyde).

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