We Are Green
Our Commitment to Green Packaging and Recycling
Our packaging is selected to incorporate the highest recyclable content from safe and renewable sources with minimum environmental impact. We invite you to please reuse or recycle our packaging materials as well as our product containers.
The primary "peanuts" we use to pack orders are biodegradable and made from cornstarch, which Mother Nature just gobbles up without harming herself. Our warehouse also reuses packing and shipping materials we have received rather than generate new waste.
Because millions of trees are sacrificed each year for 17 billion catalogs, we refrain from mailing paper catalogs and invite our Guests to visit our online Boutique, Nurture My Body, to learn more.
We are a Green America Certified Business. As a not-for-profit membership organization Green America certifies companies that use their business as a tool for positive change and operate on ideals of social justice and environmental stability.
Our Commitment to Clean Ingredients
How safe are our products? Our products are 100% biodegradable, cruelty-free, and do not contain harmful synthetic fragrance oils, preservatives, petroleum products, FD&C colorants and dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or other ingredients found to be or suspected to be harmful to humans or animals.
We support the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and pledge that our products will meet the standards and deadlines set by the European Union Directive 76/768/EEC to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or birth defects.
We are a member of The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) - Campaigning for Health, Justice and Sustainability. The OCA is a grassroots, non-profit, public interest organization working specifically to protect our food supply. The OCA works on public education and encourages sustainable agriculture, fair trade, and product labeling of genetically engineered and irradiated food.
Our Commitment to Being Cruelty Free
We are 1 of only 500 companies that have been approved by Leaping Bunny, one of the most stringent anti-animal testing organizations in the world. Per Leaping Bunny: “The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household product. All of the companies certified through the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program are doing their part to help eliminate the cruel and unnecessary use of animals in product testing.”
We are also a PETA Cruelty Free certified company. PETA is an animal rights group that allows companies to sign their statement of assurance, verifying that they do not conduct nor commission animal testing with ingredients, formulations or finished products.
Our Commitment to Vegan and Other Ingredient Sensitivities
Almost all of our products are vegan, with a small number of exceptions for a certain few products that contain honey and beeswax. You can shop these products through the vegan category page under “Shop by Sensitivity” in our main menu.
Vegan Action has certified all of our vegan products. Vegan Action is non-profit organization that certifies vegan products that include no animal products or byproducts and have not been tested on animals. The group works to end animal suffering and improve human health.