Ingredients

We’re always thinking about natural ingredients, where they come from and what they can do for a healthy world. That’s because ingredients derived from nature and handled responsibly tell you something important about a product. Something that feels good. And feeling good is what our ingredients list is all about. You can plainly see every ingredient we use including its purpose and source. Thanks for digging deeper to discover what’s inside every Tom’s of Maine product.

Ingredient
Purpose
Source
A
Acacia Flavor carrier Tree resin
Acacia gum Flavor carrier Acacia (Acacia senegal) tree resin
Acacia senegal gum Flavor carrier Tree resin
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice Soothing feel Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) plant
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Organic) Soothing feel Organic aloe (Aloe barbadensis) plant
Aloe vera leaf juice Soothing Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) plant
Aluminum Chlorohydrate Reduces perspiration wetness Recycled Aluminum originally from mineral bauxite
Anthemis nobilis flower oil Soothing feel Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flower heads
Anthemis nobilis flower oil Soothing feel Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flower heads
Apricot fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Natural plant essential oils
Ascorbic acid Antioxidant citrus fruits
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) Astringent citrus fruits
Ascorbyl palmitate Guard freshness Vitamin C & palm oil
B
Bay fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Bay (Pimenta racemosa) and other natural plant oils
Bees wax Ease of use Beehives
Beeswax Ease of use Beehives
Beeswax (organic) Consistency Organic Cera alba from beehives
Benzoic acid Preservative Apples or Cinnamon leaf/bark
Benzoic acid (natural) Natural Preservative Apples or Cinnamon leaf/bark
Benzyl Alcohol Natural Preservative Derived from Cassia Oil
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter Moisturizer Organic shea (Butyrospermum parkii) nut
C
Calcium carbonate Mild abrasive Purified calcium from the earth
Calendula fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Natural plant essential oils
Calendula glycerite Soothing feel Marigold (Calendula officinalis) flower
Caprylic/capric triglyceride Moisturizer Palm Kernel Oil
Carnauba wax Ease of use Brazilian wax palm tree
Carrageenan Thickener Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan)
Cetearyl Alcohol Emulsifier Palm, Palm Kernel or Coconut Oil
Cetearyl Olivate Emulsifier and Conditioner Derived from olive oil
Cetyl Alcohol Emulsifier Coconut and/or Palm Oil
Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) flower oil Soothing feel Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flower heads
Chamomile aqueous extract Soothing Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flowers
Chamomile Extract Soothing Chamomile recutita (matricaria) flower extract
Chamomile flower [CO2] extract Soothing feel Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flower heads
Chamomile flower aqueous extract Soothing Organic chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flowers
Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) leaf oil and other natural flavors Flavor Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia) leaves and bark, clove (Eugenia caryophyllus) flowers
Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) leaf oil and other natural flavors Flavor Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum & cassia) plant and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Cinnamon oils with other natural flavors Flavor Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia) plants
Citric Acid Flavor Citrus fruit
Citric Acid pH Adjuster Fermentation of vegetable matter
Citrus aurantifolia and other natural oils Pleasant smell Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta) extract & other natural oils
Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil and other natural flavors Flavor Orange, mango and other natural oils
Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil and other natural flavors Flavor (Orange) peel oil and other natural flavors
Clove oils (organic) Flavor Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus) flowers
Cocamidopropyl betaine Foaming Coconut Oil
Coco-glucoside Consistency Corn; coconut and palm kernel oils
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil Moisturizer Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil (organic) Moisturizer Organic coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) resin extract Clean, healthy-feeling mouth Resin from the myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) bush
Commiphora myrrha resin extract Clean, healthy-feeling mouth Resin from the myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) bush
Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax (organic) Emollient and Gloss Organic carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) leaves
Coriander fruit oil Deodorancy Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) fruit
Cucumber fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Cucumber (Cucumis sativa) natural fragrance blend
Cymbopogon flexuosus oil (Organic) Deodorancy Organic lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) plant
Cymbopogon flexuous oil (Organic) Odor control and pleasant smell Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) plant
Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Lemongrass Oil) Odor balancing Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) plant
Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Lemongrass Oil) Deodorancy Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) oil
Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Organic Lemongrass Oil) Deodorancy Organic lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) plant
Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Organic Lemongrass oil) Deodorancy/pleasant smell Organic lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) plant
D
Decyl Glucoside Cleansing Agent Corn and Coconut or Palm Kernel Oil
Dicaprylyl ether Skin Feel Oils from Coconut (Coco nucifera) and Palm (Elaeis guineensis) kernels
E
Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax (organic) Consistency organic candelilla (Euphorbia cerifera) leaves
F
Fir needle oil Pleasant smell Fir (Abies balsamea) needle
Fluoride Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) oil Flavor Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seeds with other natural flavors
Fragaria vesca (strawberry) juice and other natural Flavor Strawberry, banana, & other natural flavors
Fragaria vesca (strawberry) juice and other natural flavors Flavor (Strawberry) juice and other natural flavors
Fruit extracts Flavor Orange, mango, banana, pineapple, and other natural flavors
Fruit extracts - Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil and other natural flavors Flavor Orange, mango and other natural oils
Fruit extracts with other natural flavors Flavor Lemons (Citrus limonia) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia) and other natural flavors
G
Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) leaf oil and other natural flavors Flavor Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Ginger Natural Flavor Flavor
Gluconic Acid Natural Preservative Derived from corn
Glycerin Moistener Vegetable Oils
Glycerin Moisturizer Vegetable oils
Glycerin Moistener Vegetable oils
Glyceryl Caprylate Natural Preservative Corn or potato and palm or coconut oil
Glyceryl laurate Deodorancy Vegetable oils
Glyceryl Stearate Citrate Emulsifier and Conditioner Vegetable Glycerin, Palm or Palm Kernel Oil and Corn or Potato
Glycyrrhiza uralensis (licorice) root extract Breath Freshening Licorice Root Extract
Glycyrrhizic acid Natural Flavor Licorice (Glycyrrhiza sp.) root
Glycyrrhizic acid Foamer Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza sp.)
Green tea leaf extract Astringent feel Green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) leaves
H
Hectorite clay Consistency Natural mineral from the earth
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oill Moisturizer Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds
Honeysuckle rose fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Natural plant essential oils
Hops extract [CO2] and caprylic/capric triglyceride Deodorancy Hops (Humulus lupulus) cones and coconut oil
Humulus lupulus (hops) [CO2] extract Deodorancy Hops (Humulus lupulus) cones
Hydrated silica Consistency Purified silica from the earth
Hydrogenated Castor Oil Consistency Castor (Ricinis Communis) Beans
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Consistency Soy Beans
Hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed wheat gluten Moisturizing Wheat (Triticum vulgare)
I
Iron Oxides Natural Color Derived from base metal ores
J
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) seed oil Skin moisturizing Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) seeds
Jojoba wax Ease of use Jojoba plant
L
Lactic Acid Natural Preservative Derived from corn
Lauryl Glucoside Dispersant Coconut or palm kernel oil and corn
Lavandin oil (organic) Pleasant smell Organic lavandin (Lavandula hybrida) plant
Lavender and other natural oils Pleasant smell Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and other natural oils
Lavender oil (Organic) Pleasant smell Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) flower
Lavender oil (organic) Pleasant smell Organic lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) plant
Licorice root (glycyrrhiza uralensis) extract Breath Freshening Licorice Root Extract
Lime fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) and other natural plant oils
M
Maltodextrin Skin feel Corn (Zea mays)
Marigold extract and other natural oils Pleasant smell Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta) extract & other natural oils
Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil (organic) Natural Flavor Organic peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil and other natural flavors Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita), spearmint (Mentha viridis), and other natural flavor oils
Mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil (organic) Natural Flavor Organic spearmint (Mentha viridis) leaves
Mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil and other natural flavors Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Menthol Flavor Brazilian cornmint (Mentha arvensis) oil
Menthol (organic) Natural Flavor Organic cornmint (Mentha arvensis) oil 
Mica Natural Color Purified mica from the earth
Monosodium phosphate pH buffer Purified sodium phosphate from the earth
Myrrh - Commiphora myrrha resin extract Clean, healthy-feeling mouth Resin from the myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) bush
N
Natural Flavor Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Natural Flavor Flavor Peppermint (menthe piperita) leaves
Natural Flavor Flavor Cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum) leaves and bark and other Natural Flavor
Natural Flavor Flavor Ginger (Zingiber officinale) root oil and other natural flavors
Natural Flavor Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Natural Flavor Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves.
Natural Flavor Flavor Natural oils derived from the leaves of mint and other aromatic plants
Natural Flavor Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and other natural flavor
Natural Flavor Natural Flavor Blend of natural flavors
Natural Flavor (organic) Natural Flavor Organic pomegranate (Punica granatum) extract with other natural flavors
Natural Flavor - Speamint Flavor Leaves of the spearmint herb
Natural Flavors Flavor Strawberry, banana, and other natural flavors
Natural Flavors - Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil Flavor Peppermint, spearmint, and other natural flavor oils
Natural Flavors - Mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil Flavor Natural oils derived from the leaves of mint and other aromatic plants
Natural Flavors - Spearmint Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) leaves
Natural Fragrance Pleasant smell Natural plant oils
Natural Fragrance Aroma Essential plant oils and extracts
O
Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil Moisturizer Olive (Olea europaea) fruit
Olea europaea fruit oil Skin moisturizing Olive (Olea europaea) fruit
Olive Leaf Extract Odor fighting Olive (Olea europea) Leaves
o
organic Cymbopogon flexuosus oil Deodorancy Organic lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) plant
O
Organic fragrance (100%) Pleasant smell Natural plant essential oils
o
organic Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil Consistency Organic sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds
O
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder Skin Feel Rice (Oryza sativa) kernels
P
Palm Kernel Oil Skin Conditioning Oil from Palm (Elaeis guineensis) Kernels
PDO Consistency Corn (Zea Mays)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) oil Flavor Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Poloxamer 335 Dispersion of flavor oils Processed from natural gas and oil
Poloxamer 407 Dispersion of flavor oils Processed from natural gas and oil
Potassium alum Deodorant Bauxite (alumina hydrate) ore from the earth
Potassium cocoate Cleansing Coconut oil and potash
Potassium nitrate 5% Sensitivity reduction Nitrate ore and brine
Potassium phytate Guard freshness Rice bran
Potassium stearate Cleansing Stearic acid and potash
Propanediol (vegetable derived) Consistency Corn (Zea Mays)
Propolis cera Natural resins for a clean, healthy-feeling mouth Mixture of tree resin (Propolis cera) gathered by bees
Propolis extract Clean, healthy-feeling mouth. Mixture of tree resin (Propolis cera) gathered by bees
Propylene glycol Consistency Natural gas from the earth
Prunus Armeniaca (apricot) seed powder Skin conditioning Soybean (Glycine soja)
Purified water Consistency Purified water
R
Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil (organic) Consistency Organic castor (Ricinus communis) seeds
Roman chamomile oil Odor balancing Roman chamomile(Anthemis nobilis) flowers
Rosemary extract Guard freshness Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaves
S
Safflower Oil Deodorancy / pleasant smell Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) seeds
Salvia officinalis (sage) extract Odor control Sage (Salvia officinalis) leaves
Salvia officinalis (sage) extract Odor control Sage (Salvia officinalis) leaves
Silica shells Fragrance duration Sand
Silica, hydrated Stain removal Purified silica from the earth
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil (organic) Moisturizer Organic jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) seeds
Soap of coconut oil Cleansing Coconut and potash
Soap of palm or palm kernel oil Cleansing Palm or palm kernel oil and potash
Soaps of coconut and palm Cleansing Coconut and palm oils
Sodium bicarbonate Mouth freshness Purified sodium bicarbonate from the earth
Sodium chloride Consistency Purified salt from the earth
Sodium Chloride Consistency Purified salt from the earth
Sodium cocoate Cleansing Coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Dispersant Coconut or palm kernel oil and corn
Sodium dilinoleate Consistency Pine and other tree oils
Sodium fluoride Anticavity Fluorospar (calcium fluoride) ore
Sodium fluoride 0.0442% Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Sodium fluoride 0.24% (0.15% w/v fluoride ion) Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Sodium gluconate Natural Preservative Derived from corn
Sodium gluconate Natural preservation Corn (Zea mays)
Sodium Hyaluronate Moisturizer and Condiitioner Fermentation of vegetable matter
Sodium Hydroxide pH adjustment Salt water
Sodium Lactate Moisturizer Derived from corn
Sodium lauryl sulfate Dispersant Derived from coconut and/or palm kernel oil
Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.13% w/v fluoride ion) Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.14% w/v fluoride ion) Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.15% w/v fluoride ion) Decay prevention Fluorspar (calcium fluoride), an ore
Sodium Palm Kernelate Cleansing Palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil
Sodium palmate Cleansing Palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil
Sodium phosphate pH buffer Purified sodium phosphate from the earth
Sodium stearate Consistency Coconut (Cocos nucifera) and palm (Elaeis guineensis) oils
Sorbitan Olivate Emulsifier and Conditioner Derived from olive oil
Sorbitol Moistener Corn (Zea mays)
Spearmint Leaf (Mentha viridis) oil and other natural flavors Flavor Spearmint (Mentha viridis) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Spearmint oil Flavor Leaves of the spearmint herb
Star anise oil Flavor Seed of the star anise (Illicium verum) plant
Stearic acid Emulsifier Palm Kernel Oil
Stearyl Alcohol Consistency Oils from Coconut (Coco nucifera) and Palm (Elaeis guineensis) kernels
Stevia rebaudiana extract Sweetener stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem
Sucrose cocoate Moisturizing and gentleness Sugar beets and coconut oil
T
Talc Silky feel Natural Mineral Deposits
Theobrama cacao (cocoa) seed butter (organic) Moisturizer Organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) seeds
Titanium dioxide Natural Color Derived from ilmenite ore
Titanium Dioxide Aesthetics Ilmenite ore
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Antioxidant Soybean (Glycine soja) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds
Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E acetate) Skin conditioning Soybean (Glycine soja)
Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate) Antioxidant Derived from soybean
V
Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) Skin Conditioning Soybean (Glycine soja)
W
Water Consistency Aquifer
White grapefruit fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell White grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) and other natural oils
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) leaf oil and other natural flavors Flavor Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves
Wintergreen oil with other natural flavors Flavor Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) plant
Witch hazel (non-alcoholic) Astringent feel Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) plant
Witch hazel water Soothing Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) plant
Woodspice fragrance (natural) Pleasant smell Natural plant essential oils
X
Xanthan gum Gelling agent Fermentation of vegetable matter
Xanthan gum Gelling agent Vegetables
Xylitol Flavor Birch trees or corn
Xylitol Plaque-acid reducer Birch trees or corn
Z
Zinc chloride Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth
Zinc chloride Fresh Breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth
Zinc citrate Deodorancy Natural mineral from the earth
Zinc citrate Freshen breath Derived from purified zinc from the earth
Zinc ricinoleate Deodorancy Zinc oxide and castor bean (Ricinus communis) plant