All of our formulas have natural and food grade preservatives that are approved by the FDA. We use (Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate) as our primary natural preservatives to ensure there are minimal irritations when using our products.
A salt of sorbic acid. It's a natural organic compound found in the berries of the mountain ash. It is an odorless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. Potassium sorbate prolongs the shelf life of foods by stopping the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi.
It is produced synthetically by reacting benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide. Produced by combining benzoic acid with baking soda or soda ash. This reaction makes it soluble in water (benzoic acid on its own isn't soluble in water). Sodium benzoate is not a toxin or carcinogen on its own. Benzoic acid is found in many plants, including cinnamon, cloves, tomatoes, berries, plums, apples, and cranberries. Additionally, certain bacteria produce benzoic acid when fermenting dairy products like yogurt
We choose to combine natural and synthetic preservatives because our products are not sold in any retail stores. Preserving products that sit on retail shelves require stronger preservatives (synthetic) to ensure the product can have a longer shelf life. Our products are all made fresh every day to ensure the potency of ingredients with a shelf life of 12 months opened and 18 month unopened.
Our products are made of 97% naturally derived ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without gluten, synthetic silicones, GMOs, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, DEA, toxins, talc, mineral oil, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, parabens, PEGs, and sulfates.