Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are organic ingredients?
Organic ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation.
2. Why should I be using organic or natural ingredients?
The skin is the largest organ in the body and it can absorb a lot of the substances that we put on it even without realizing it. Using smart, natural, and organic ingredients on the skin limits exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Using organic ingredients guarantees that no pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were used.
3. What's the difference between natural and organic?
For a product to be considered organic, it needs to be at least 75% USDA certified organic ingredients and to get the USDA Certified Organic seal, needs to be 95% organic while also not having ingredients that are not excluded from their approved list. Natural products come from living organisms. They may include some safe synthetic ingredients such as preservatives that are approved for natural products.
4. Why do you use preservatives in some of your products?
In water based products (such as creams, lotions or cleansers) you either need to have a preservative or a certain percentage of alcohol to help kill bacteria and fungus. Without some type of preservative, most products would become full of mold or bacteria over time which could be harmful to you. The harm of a safe preservative is much less than the danger of an unpreserved product. To keep our products safe and useful, we elect to use a preservative in some cases. We use gentle, non-toxic preservatives that have been approved for natural products.
Some companies don’t list a preservative in their ingredient list because they are found in their “raw” ingredients. We feel that is unethical and would rather be more transparent.