Our Products Are Never Tested on Animals
Our company cares about:
- The quality and integrity of the ingredients used in our products. We search worldwide for the best, most sustainable resources of premium essential oils, minerals, salts, and other feel-good and good-for-you ingredients.
- The impact we make on the environment. We strive to use eco-friendly packaging and manufacturing methods that make for a healthier environment, both now and in the future.
- The ability of our products to enhance your natural beauty and health. We're committed to creating pure skin and hair care products free of artificial chemicals, preservatives, parabens, sulfates, and other health-hazardous ingredients.
It matters to us that our natural beauty solutions are friendly to your skin, hair, body and spirit. It also matters that our products are created in an ethical way that prevents cruelty to animals. That's why we stand by our mission to create cosmetic products that are never tested on animals. It's part of our pledge to your pet-friendly inclinations.
All Cosmetic Products Are Not Created Equally
Thousands of companies--even some that market themselves as "natural"--rely on animal testing to develop their products. These manufacturers rely on guinea pigs (realize now where that term comes from?) to test anything from blush and lipstick to mascara and lotion. Other animals used in cosmetics testing include rabbits, mice, rats, and hamsters. These animals have a wretched quality of life and are regularly subjected to pain, stress, and life-threatening adverse reactions to harmful substances. They're kept in cages, denied natural sunlight, force-fed chemicals, shaved, plucked, prodded--and in the end, usually euthanized.
While these cruel practices are intended to make products safer for humans, the actual science of cosmetic animal testing is dubious. Animal species often react differently to chemicals than humans do, which means that many of the "findings" from these animal tests may not even be directly applicable to human use--meaning these animals are harmed often without any obvious "benefit" at all.
In some places, it's legal for a company to advertise their products as "cruelty-free" or "not tested on animals" even if this isn't 100% truthful. As an example, Finished Product X may never have been directly tested on animals, but one or several of its raw ingredients did rely on animal testing. We find this dishonest and cruel, and we're not alone in feeling this way. People worldwide are beginning to realize the importance of saying NO to animal testing. Dozens of countries have banned animal testing for cosmetics, and campaigns like the Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free have been growing in size and strength.
What It Means When We Say "Not Tested on Animals"
Our company doesn't use animals to test our products because we feel it goes against everything we stand for: quality products, sustainable practices, eco-friendly impact, and natural wellness for all. Another reason we don't use animal testing--we don't have to. Our skin and hair care products are made with holistic ingredients sourced straight from nature. Whether it’s essential oils, sea salts, herbs, or minerals, the ingredients we use have stood the test of time and safely used for hundreds of years to support natural health and beauty. Consumer safety is one of our top priorities, and we're confident the products we offer are safe and effective for your health and beauty needs.
We pledge to remain cruelty-free. We harvest, produce and package our products in ways you can feel good about--that's our promise and pledge of honor.