Our natural world contains so many exciting smells. Rather than use synthetic fragrance components, our philosophy is to use the many fragrant plants and other naturally derived materials. Our products are fragranced with naturally derived ingredients; including plant essential oils, essential oil blends or blends that contain naturally derived plant isolates, and naturally derived fragrance materials. We believe creating a pure, natural fragrance experience is worth the extra effort.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Our Stewardship Model guides us to select ingredients which have been processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of human and environmental health. Our fragrance ingredients may be obtained by distillation, CO2 extraction, cold pressing, fermentation or other approved process; and any carrier oils used (if necessary) must also be naturally sourced or derived.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
Many fragrances are compounded using synthetic aromatic compounds. These compounds are often much less expensive than their natural counterparts, and are typically supplied in a blend with an artificial carrier ingredient. Formulating with naturally derived fragrance components is more costly, but it is something we stand behind.
IS THIS THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?
We know you care about the ingredients in your products, and we want you to be able to make the best choices for yourself and your family. So we strive to be transparent in the ingredients we use. Our natural flavors and fragrances are typically a combination of extracts, oils and other naturally sourced or derived materials. We provide the ingredients of these flavors and fragrances to the 100 parts per million (ppm) level in our products in our fragrance ingredient disclosure list. If you have sensitivities to fragrances and/or their components and wish to use a Tom’s product that contains natural fragrance, please call our Consumer Dialogue Team at 800-FOR-TOMS (800-367-8667); they will help you to determine whether the ingredient you wish to avoid is present in our product.
Tom’s of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.