Safe and Hardworking Natural Ingredients
In making products for you, we strive for transparency and quality in ingredients. We want to help you make the choices that are right for you and your family! Learn about the naturally sourced and derived ingredients included in Tom's of Maine natural personal care products.
This is what we call an ingredient when it hasn't changed much from how it occurs in the identified source material. An example of this is peppermint oil. The peppermint oil we use in our products has been removed and concentrated but it is otherwise much the same as it would be found in the peppermint leaves.
Naturally derived ingredients have been modified from their original state through additional processing. This is generally done to improve the ingredient’s safety or efficacy. An example of this is silica. In its natural state silica would be too abrasive, so it goes through some processing to improve the ingredient's safety.
In reviewing ingredients for our products – whether naturally sourced or derived – we do consider the preparation processes involved. And it is our practice to only allow preparation processes which support our philosophy of human and environmental health.