Health is the most important thing to Neal’s Yard Remedies. When formulating and making products, they follow the precautionary principle – which means not using anything they believe could cause you, or the planet harm. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way for consumers to know whether the products they purchase contain chemicals known to harm human health and the environment? MADE SAFE®, an independent third-party verification that screens products for known toxic chemicals harmful to human health, will do just that.
Neal’s Yard Remedies is the first (and only, as of July 2017) direct sales skincare and aromatherapy company to achieve Made Safe® certification for a variety of products. MADE SAFE® is America’s first certification to screen out known toxic chemicals in consumer products including personal care, cleaning and more. The Frankincense Intense™ Collection and Wild Rose Beauty Balm are certified made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, or other chemicals found to harm human health, and now carry the Made Safe® seal. Neal’s Yard Remedies currently has eleven products Certified as Made Safe®
What You Won’t Find in Neal’s Yard Remedies Products
NO PARABENS – linked to estrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO NANO – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO EDTA – doesn’t readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO ACRYLATES – derived from petroleum NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment
This “no” list makes these products more difficult to formulate, and also makes Neal’s Yard Remedies products special.
Neal’s Yard Remedies has been pioneering safer products for years, and is committed to transparency and ethics. MADE SAFE® certification reinforces that commitment, and is a huge honor. This certification is rigorous, scientific, and most products on the market today wouldn’t pass the criteria necessary. Learn more about MADE SAFE® and check out the MADE SAFE® certified Neal’s Yard Remedies products.
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