Glycine soja (Soybean) oil
What is it?
Soybean oil is obtained from the soybean plant, Glycine soja. Soybean oil is the oil obtained from soybeans.
What does it do?
Plant derived botanical ingredients like soybean oil were among the very first beauty products used in ancient times.
How is it made?
Soybean oil is derived from pressing soybeans, which is then refined and purified.
What are the alternatives?
Other materials that can be used for this purpose include synthetic waxes, petroleum waxes, silicones and other modified oils, but the synthetic alternatives do not meet our Stewardship Model standards for natural, responsible and sustainable.
Is this the right option for me?
Soybean oil has a long history of safe use in personal care products. It is also permitted for direct addition to food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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.