Microbead Free

Microbeads are tiny, round plastic particles less than 5mm in diameter that don’t degrade or otherwise dissolve in water. They are added to a range of products, including toothpaste, sunscreen, face scrubs, body wash, cosmetics such as foundation and blush, and other care products. Because microbeads are commonly found in cosmetics and other types of […]

BPA-Free

tl;dr Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used in the manufacture of plastics and resins, the most common of which is polycarbonate, a rigid, transparent and durable plastic. BPA is frequently found in polycarbonate containers that store food and beverages, including water bottles, baby bottles, plastic plates and storage containers.  What is BPA? BPA […]

GMO Free

tl;dr Genetically modified organism (GMO or GM) refers to any plant, animal, or other organism whose genetic makeup has been altered or modified in order to give it a new property.  What are genetically modified organisms (GMO)? Genetically modified organism (GMO or GM) refers to any plant, animal, or other organism whose genetic makeup has […]

Organic

tl;dr Organic is a label applied to food or materials that have been grown or produced using minimal, if any, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals. What is organic? Broadly speaking, organic is a label applied to food or materials that have been grown or produced using minimal – if any – chemical fertilizers, […]

Reef Safe

tl;dr Reef safe products are free from ingredients that are toxic or otherwise harmful to coral reefs and/or other marine life which exists in coral reef ecosystems. What is reef safe? Products that are considered to be reef safe are free from ingredients that are toxic or otherwise harmful to coral and/or other marine life […]

Palm Oil Free

tl;dr Palm oil is a very cheap and popular oil that is used in many different products, including deodorants, shampoo, toothpaste, and cosmetics. Unfortunately, palm oil is a major driver of deforestation and has had a devastating impact on already endangered species, most notably the orangutan.  What is palm oil? Palm oil is the highest-yielding […]

Supports Wildlife

tl;dr Supporting wildlife means taking active steps to support wild animals, biodiversity, and/or natural ecosystems. What does supporting wildlife mean? Supporting wildlife involves taking active steps to support wild animals, biodiversity, and/or natural ecosystems. It also means not harming wild animals. Brands and products that support wildlife recognize the critical importance of biodiversity to planetary […]

Bee Friendly

tl;dr Being a friend to the bees ultimately means not using any products derived from bees such as honey or beeswax, supporting bees in a tangible way, and using organic products. What is bee friendly? A bee friendly brand is what it says – a friend to the bees. While many brands may display this […]

Pollinator Conscious

tl;dr Being pollinator conscious means recognizing the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystems and promoting practices that are beneficial to their wellbeing.  What is pollinator conscious? Pollinators are birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that move pollen from flower to flower, making pollination “one of the most important biological processes […]

Vegetarian

tl;dr Vegetarian products do not include ingredients or materials which were obtained by killing an animal. What is vegetarian? Broadly speaking, a vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, or use products that contain by-products sourced from dead animals, although some people will eat fish (pescatarian). Vegetarian products are those which […]