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What are the EWG and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute?

The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution. In close collaboration with both organizations, we whittled down 3,000 ingredients to only 300 that passed their rigorous standards, and reviewed the entire manufacturing process of our ingredients. We are proud to say that all of our fragrances are EWG Verified™ and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold.

What are your fragrances made from?

Our fragrances are made of a combination of safe synthetics and natural ingredients. We're 100% transparent with our ingredients and you can view them on each product page. Our fragrances do not contain any of the following: parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, or known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine disruptors. They also contain no ingredients of concern listed by the EWG.

Your fragrances don't contain ingredients on EWG's Unacceptable List. What's on this list?

The ingredients on EWG's Unacceptable List for Personal Care products:

Parabens (Propyl-, Isopropyl-, Butyl-, Isobutyl-)  / concern: endocrine disruption

Phthalates  / concern: endocrine disruption/developmental/repro toxicity

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-like chemicals  concern: cancer, sensitization

Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives  / concern: contact dermatitis

Isothiazolinones  / concern: contact dermatitis

Retinyl Palmitate/Retinoids  / concern: phototoxicity

Lead acetate  / concern: cancer, reproductive/developmental toxicity

Triclosan & Triclocarban  / concern: endocrine disruption, ecotoxicity

Siloxanes/cyclomethicone  / concern: Bioaccumulation. Some siloxanes are linked to endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity.

Perfluorinated compounds  / concern: persistence and bioaccumulation, various health endpoints

Quaternary ammonium compounds  / concern: asthma, sensitization

Nitro- and polycyclic musks  / concern: endocrine disruption

Ethanolamines   / concern: asthma, nitrosamine contamination

Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) & Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3)  / concern: endocrine disruption

Hydroquinone  / concern: suspected carcinogen, kidney damage in animals

Styrene  / concern: cancer

Toluene  / concern: reproductive and developmental toxicity, respiratory irritation 

Triphenyl phosphate  / concern: endocrine disruption

Cocamide DEA  / concern: cancer (prop 65 listed, concern likely due to DEA contamination)

BHA & BHT  / concern: cancer and developmental effects in animals

2-butoxyethanol  / concern: respiratory and hematopoietic toxicity

Propyl gallate  / concern: incomplete data on reproductive toxicity, some evidence of endocrine disruption 

Carbon black  / concern: cancer, contamination with petrochemicals such as PAHs

Mercury compounds  / concern: neurotoxicity

Methylene chloride  / concern: cancer

Vinyl chloride  / concern: cancer

Zirconium-containing complexes  / concern: respiratory and dermal toxicity

Methacrylates  / concern: sensitization, respiratory irritation

Microbeads/Microplastic / concern: ecotoxicity

Silver and its salts  / concern: ecotoxicity

Alkylphenol ethoxylates  / concern: ecotoxicity

Chlorofluorocarbon propellants  / concern: ecotoxicity

Talc  / concern: potential asbestos contamination (and related cancer concerns)

Ethoxylated compounds  / concern: potential 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide contamination (and related cancer concerns)

Thimerosal   / concern: developmental neurotoxicity 

I am allergic to traditional fragrances. Can I wear yours?

We designed our fragrances to be hypoallergenic. We conducted Human Repeat Insult Patch Testing (HRIPT) on 200 subjects for each of our fragrances to determine their potential for irritation, sensitization, and allergic contact. The testing observed no skin reactivity, no skin irritation, or allergic contact dermatitis.  But the only way to be absolutely certain if you will have an allergic reaction is to test any fragrance on a small patch of your skin before using it, which we recommend.

Are your products cruelty free?

Yes, they are. Our formulations are never tested on animals. In addition, our materials are never sourced from threatened or endangered plant species or ecosystems.

What is your packaging made from?

Our bottles are made from 90% recycled glass and are 100% recyclable. Our caps are made from sustainably sourced and commercially compostable soy. Our boxes are designed from renewable corrugated paper and are also 100% recyclable. We urge you to recycle or compost our packaging when and where you can.

How do you give back?

We’ve partnered with Heifer International to give back a portion of all proceeds to the farming families harvesting our vetiver in Haiti. Vetiver grows well in this tough climate but only produces a crop once every 12 to 18 months, leaving the community in need of additional income sources. By supporting Heifer International, we’re helping farmers build and expand their own businesses through a revolving loans program. As part of this effort to strengthen local economies, farmers are also learning to read and write through literacy classes organized with the Haitian government. 


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