Our products contain only ingredients derived from Mother Nature.

These include botanical oils and butters, pure essential oils, dried herbs and flowers. These are nourishing to the skin and usually beneficial for most skin types.

Teaching our clients and customers about the benefits of using earth-grown ingredients in their skin care regimen is the heart and soul of what we do. However, it is important to note that preservatives need to be used in order to prevent bacteria, mold, fungus and yeast, in products that contain oil and water mixtures.

Earth Essentials uses Geogard 221 which is a mixture of dehydroacetic acid and benzyl alcohol.

The use of this synthetic preservative is permitted by Ecocert in ecological and organic certified cosmetics. Products without aqua don’t require a preservative.

No, our products are cruelty-free, tested on consenting humans only.

Since we use only the purest and highest quality ingredients, we recommend the following: The products are best stored away from direct sunlight and below 30C.

They should be kept cool. Always replace the cap and keep water out. During warm weather, it is normal for the balms to become a little softer and a slight separation of oils may occur. Do not worry, this is normal and does not affect the quality of the product.

Once opened, products should be used within six months.

Each product would normally take three months to use if used regularly.

We believe that the natural world provides us with all the goodness our skin needs.

The ingredient page offers detailed information of the properties and benefits.

– No Alcohol. Often used as a preservative in natural skin care creams, ethyl alcohol (usually listed as ‘alcohol denat.’ on the label) can dry out the skin and cause potential irritations.

– No Parabens. There are safety concerns relating to parabens and potential harm they may cause. This is the reason we take precautionary approach and do not use them.

– No Phenoxyethanol. This chemical preservative is commonly used in natural skin care ranges that have chosen not to incorporate parabens into their formulations. However, it is a skin irritant and has recently been banned for use in certified organic skin care products by Ecocert.

– No Petrochemicals. Petrochemicals include chemical ingredients that are derived from petroleum. Propylene Glycol is one of the more common petrochemicals used in skincare products for its moisturizing properties, however it is a common skin irritant and may trigger eczema.

– No Phthalates. Commonly used as a fixative for fragrances, phthalates are often absent from ingredient labels as many companies use “parfum” rather than list it separately. There are serious safety concerns surrounding this product in regard to reproductive health.

– No Artificial fragrances. These often contain phthalates and other irritating chemicals. They are the most frequent cause of allergic reactions to cosmetics.

If you have any further questions – please send an email as I am happy to discuss any queries or advice you may have.

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