Organic Excellence Q&A
GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS OR TEST THEM ON
Organic Excellence products do not contain
modified ingredients, and are never tested on
TOXIC CHEMICAL INGREDIENTS?
Organic Excellence is dedicated to quality products
will help you and your family maintain good health.
their products are natural, and contain no chemical
additives. No Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Propylene
Quaternium-15 or other harmful chemicals are used in
products. All formulations, from the raw materials
finished products, are developed in accordance with
highest standards of excellence
for typical vitamin c products?
1. Is the L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C, the
form of vitamin C that the body can use in the
For the Organic Excellence C-Max Skin Repair
Formula the answer is YES.
2. If yes, is the L-ascorbic acid at a low pH so
penetrates skin and high enough concentration to
effect? For the Organic Excellence C-Max Skin
Formula the answer is YES. C-Max has a concentration
of the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C in each 2
jar, and is formulated with a low enough pH to be
into the skin. (Studies have shown that at least
a 5% concentration is needed to achieve results.)
3. Is the L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C in the
stable? For the Organic Excellence C-Max Skin
Formula, the answer is YES.
WONDERING IF YOUR PACKAGING (PLASTIC BOTTLES, ETC)
BISPHENOL (bpa) IN THEM? i HAVE HEARD THAT BPA
THE PLASTIC BOTTLE INTO THE CONTENTS.
This is a good question. The answer would be no.
used your products for years with wonderful results.
noticed some changes in your ingredients. Why change
thing? We hope you like our new product labels!
we were updating our labels, we took the opportunity
a few small changes in our products to enhance the
results our customers already enjoy.
We choose our ingredients, and the way we combine
create a synergistic effect and results you can
and feel. The order of some of our ingredients has
to maximize their effectiveness. We also
use of Cocomide Propyl Betaine in our Wild Mint
Spearmint Bodywash. Although Cocomide Propyl Betaine
mild, non-toxic surfactant (wetting agent) derived
coconut, a chemical process was required. We are
to providing your with 100% chemical free products!
Why have you changed the names of your products?
With our label change, we realized it was time to
things up a bit. We wanted to differentiate between
progesterone creams (with and without
phytoestrogens) so we
gave them new names. We also faced regulations that
identifying specific health conditions. For example,
to change "Arthritis Formula" to Joint Pain Therapy.
assured, it is the same results-driven product with a
What chemicals should I avoid in my personal care
Each year, there approximately 700 new chemicals
to the US market. Unfortunately, chemical companies
required to conduct safety tests for toxicity. Many
chemicals are known endocrine disruptors, and some
considered carcinogenic. Still, even so-called
personal care products utilize harsh chemicals as
agents, preservatives, fragrance, and colors.
It's impossible to avoid chemicals in our
you can make a chemical free healthy choice in your
care products. We make it simple by offering 100%
and fragrance free products. Please see the list of
Ingredients We Don't Use below.
What beneficial ingredients do you use?
Our chemical free products are rich in antioxidants
vitamins. We utilize ingredients that maintain a
balance, organic and non-organic herbs known for
medicinal properties, and pure, organic essential
What ingredients do you use as preservatives?
Each of the chemical free Organic Excellence
contain Grape Seed Extract and Vegetable Glycerin
as very effective natural preservatives.
Do you use ingredients that have been tested on
I have MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). Can I
safe using your products?
Absolutely. Every Organic Excellence product is 100%
chemical free. Most of our products are fragrance
Our Wild Mint Shampoo, Conditioner, and Styling
with our Spearmint Bodywash, do have a small amount
certified organic peppermint and spearmint oils
which add a
slight hint of natural fragrance.
don't use Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, does your
and bodywash lather?
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth are harsh, toxic sudsing
special combination of ingredients do create a
smooth lather, however not like what is produced by
commonly used chemical.
Most of your products are fragrance free. Why do
essential oils to some of them?
We use a small amount of specific essential oils for
natural fragrance and medicinal qualities. For
organic spearmint oil in our Spearmint Bodywash
skin and calms itching. In our Wild Mint Styling
lends a refreshing hint of fragrance. Organic
oil, found in our Wild Mint Shampoo and Wild Mint
Spray, refreshes and clarifies. Some essential oils
as natural preservatives.
Does your conditioner cause that "heavy hair"
that so many others do?
No, and our customers frequently comment on that
love how our Wild Mint Conditioner moisturizes and
without building up.
Do your hair care products protect against UV
Yes. Each of our hair care products contains
protect your hair from pollution and other
factors, and from the harsh effects of ultra-violet
Organic Excellence DOES NOT USE in their product
we DO NOT use:
Acrylamides act as stabilizers and thickeners in
care products. They are restricted in European
to their documented health risks.
Alcohol Denat (Denatured Alcohol) is a petrochemical
byproduct that usually contains benzyl alcohol. It
systemic eczematous, contact dermatitis and chemical
sensitivities. Used in all commercial perfumes and
Aluminum is a skin irritant linked to Alzheimer's
Benzyl Alcohol is an endocrine disrupting
is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through
skin and is a severe irritant to the eyes, skin and
Bismuth Oxychloride is soft to the touch and often
cosmetics to give sheen to the face. A by-product of
and copper refining, it is considered a heavy metal.
BHA and BHT encourages the breakdown of vitamin D,
cause lipid and cholesterol levels to increase.
disrupting, they are linked to cancer.
Diethanolamine is used as a skin softener and
personal care products. It can be carcinogenic when
with other ingredients. Closely related to the toxic
ingredients, TEA, and MEA.
Ethoxylates are chemical compounds made as reaction
involving ethylene oxide. Ethoxylated materials
ingredients such as Laureth, Myreth, Ceteth,
Glycereth which are typically used as lathering
shampoo and soap products. Trace contaminants in
ethoxylates have been implicated as potent
Formaldehyde is a preservative which includes
Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin and Sodium
Hydroxymethylglycinate. A known irritant and
carcinogen, it is often hidden in other ingredients.
Fragrance is highly allergenic to many people.
not have to list the ingredients used in fragrances,
they contain large quantities of toxins and
Glycols (Propylene, Butylene, Pentylene, Hexylene,
Caprylyl) are a family of synthetic chemicals often
personal care products as surfactants, cleansing
emulsifiers, skin conditioners, and humectants.
MMP (Matrix Metalloproteinase) is an enzyme that
collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. While it is
help with wound healing, it also causes premature
the skin and tumor cell metastasis.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is an antimicrobial
in some shampoos and hand creams. It inhibits the
development of particular neuron structures that are
essential for transmitting signals between cells.
exposure to low levels of MIT have potentially
consequences to the nervous system.
Phthalates are synthetic chemical compounds used as
softening agents and to create fragrance. Possible
carcinogens and known endocrine disruptors, they are
abundant in plastics.
Parabens (methylparabens, propylparabens,
ethylparabens) are synthetic compounds used as
in many personal care products. Parabens have been
breast cancer tissue and implicated in a multitude
PEG (PEG-6, PEG-150) are close and dangerous
cousins of the Glycols. This water soluble polymer
often used as an emulsifier and has been cited as
potentially carcinogenic. Unfortunately, PEG is
found in otherwise safe personal care products.
Petrochemicals are derived from raw materials of
or natural gas origin. These include materials such
propylene glycol, ethoxylates, acrylamides, mineral
polyethylene glycol (PEG). These known endocrine
have many potentially dangerous affects on the body.
Petrolatum is a derivative also known as petroleum
This petrochemical is a known endocrine disruptor.
byproducts can pass through the brain barrier and
ADD/dyslexia symptoms and may be carcinogenic. Like
oil, it ultimately causes dry skin.
Phenoxyethanol is found in more and more "natural"
care products including some that have previously
promoted as "chemical free." This synthetic ether
preservative is being (inaccurately) touted as a
substitute for parabens.
Silicone is a synthetic emollient. Some forms of
such as Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone and
Methicone, and Phenyl Trimethicone can be toxic and
irritating to the skin.
Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfate are synthetic foaming
found in many soaps, cleansers, and shampoos. They
common skin irritants and are rapidly absorbed into
heart, liver, brain, and eyes, which can cause long
Synthetic Dyes (Food Colors) are byproducts of the
industry. Their molecular structure is so small that
can pass through the brain barrier. In children,
research shows that food colors affect behavior and
ADD/ADHD and dyslexia type symptoms. Many people
allergies to artificial colors, especially red dye
Talc contains asbestos, a dangerous carcinogen
lung disease and ovarian cancer.
TEA (Triethanolamine) contains ammonium salts and is