Natural Flavor

What is it?

Our natural world contains so many exciting tastes and flavors. Rather than use artificial flavors or sweeteners, our philosophy is to use the many flavorful fruits, plants and roots that are already present on the Earth. Our products are flavored with naturally derived ingredients like mint oils and fruit extracts. We believe creating a natural flavor experience is worth the effort. All of our essential oils are steam distilled, rather than chemically distilled. This is the simplest way to extract oils and poses the least risk for chemical contamination. Some oils are distilled more than once as necessary to ensure quality and unique taste and flavor profiles.

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 flavor 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.

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 flavor ingredient disclosure list.  If you have sensitivities to any fruits or other natural flavorings and wish to use a Tom's product that contains "other natural flavors," please call our Consumer Dialogue Team at 800-775-2388; 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.