What we put in
As a key component of various herbs, Thymol has been used for its medicinal properties for ages. Literally. Ancient Roman, Greek, and Indian communities used it as an antiseptic for thousands of years. Plus, Thymol doesn’t just help people stay healthy, it helps communities stay healthy, too. Our Thymol is sourced from renewable plants, so it provides local communities with job opportunities.
Often described as a “wonder plant,” its gel contains beneficial compounds like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants as well as antiseptic agents. That means the use of Aloe can help slow or stop the growth of certain bacteria and viruses that can cause infections. 1
Our fragrances are made with plants
We use the oil from plants to create the fragrances you love. So that delicious orange, lemon, or grapefruit you smell? It comes in part from the plant itself.
What we keep out
Exposure to low levels of ammonia are known to cause skin or eye irritation. Inhaling lower concentrations are known to cause coughing, and nose and throat irritation.
Many folks use bleach to loosen stains, but it’s known to be found in some air fresheners and dishwasher detergents, too. Contact with high bleach levels are known to cause eye irritation, chest pain, and burning skin.
Ethanol is known to be in a range of products, from personal care products to paint. People recognize it can be dangerous because it’s flammable.
Parabens are known to be found in beauty products and cleaning products because they’re known to prevent the growth of bacteria. Parabens are known to lead to skin irritation if absorbed through the skin.
Quaternary Ammonium (“Quats”)
Quats are known to help eliminate static buildup, which is why folks find them in personal care products like shampoo and conditioner, and laundry softeners. While people recognize they can be used as a disinfectant, quats are known to be associated with skin and eye irritation.
Triclosan is known to be found in products like toothpaste and soaps to reduce or prevent bacteria buildup. But triclosan is also known to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant germs.
What do our products protect against?
Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
The most common way to get E. coli is by eating contaminated food, such as ground beef. E. Coli can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and other illnesses. 2
We’re all familiar with the seasonal influenza A viruses that go around every winter. We help protect against it, but you should still get your yearly flu shot! 3
Ear infections, especially in children, and skin rashes can occur after exposure to poorly chlorinated hot tubs or swimming pools. Do your best to avoid hot tubs or pools that may be poorly maintained. 4
Staphylococcus aureus (staph)
You can get staph infections from contaminated objects, but it’s known to spread through skin-to-skin contact. Anyone can develop a staph infection, but certain people run a higher risk, including those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, eczema, and lung disease. 5
Most cases of salmonellosis is caused by the S. enterica infection. Those infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. 6