Fact Sheet

About Tom's of Maine.

Tom’s of Maine® is a leading manufacturer of natural personal care products, making products from naturally sourced and naturally derived ingredients since 1970. Our company began when Tom and Kate Chappell moved to Maine in 1968 looking for a healthier, simpler life for their growing family. They couldn't find personal care products free from artificial flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, colors and preservatives, so with the help of a $5,000 loan from a friend, they started Tom’s of Maine to make their own.

Tom’s of Maine has been an independent subsidiary of the Colgate-Palmolive Company since 2006. The philosophies of Tom and Kate guide us to this day. We use our Stewardship Model as a guide to finding and combining the best naturally sourced and naturally derived ingredients to create products that work the way you expect them to. And we're proud to share the source and purpose of every ingredient we use . We donate 10% of our profits to charitable organizations, and our employees have the opportunity to use 5% of their paid time volunteering for causes they’re passionate about.

  • Location

    Our headquarters are located at 2 Storer Street, Suite 302, Kennebunk, Maine.

  • Manufacturing

    We’re proud to make all of our toothpaste and stick deodorant units sold right here in Sanford, Maine. We also work with a few contract manufacturers outside of Maine who have the capacity to make our smaller product lines.

  • Company Size

    We employ 120 people.

  • Animal Friendly Policies

    No Tom’s of Maine products, formulas or ingredients are tested on animals. 

    The majority of our products are vegan, as we’ve worked to find plant based alternatives for ingredients which are typically made from animal ingredients. For example, the glycerin used in many toothpastes and soaps can be an animal ingredient, while ours is plant based.  

    However, a few of our products contain beehive ingredients, such as propolis and beeswax. These include our Propolis and Myrrh toothpastes, Organic Lip Balms, Antiplaque Floss, Baby Diaper Cream, Baby Lotion, Baby Sunscreen and our Peppermint Fluoride-Free Botanically Bright Toothpaste . If you are looking to avoid animal ingredients of any kind please be sure to check the ingredient listing on the package or website.

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For Specific Product or Ingredient Inquiries please contact:

TOM’s Citizen Advocacy – Live Chat or 1-800-FOR-TOMs (1-800) 367-8667.

For Company Inquiries please contact press@tomsofmaine.com