Disclaimer: This glossary is for educational and informative purposes ONLY. Due to the fact of our high quality ingedients, lately we have been deluged with requests for sourcing, or purchase of individual ingredients from our lab.
UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT AND DO NOT SELL COMPONENT INGREDIENTS
Please see product pages for each formula-specific ingredient list. To find out more information about individual ingredients, find links below in alphabetical order.
WHY ARE INGREDIENTS SO IMPORTANT?
Non-toxic and effective skin care means using only the highest quality, best researched ingredients in meaningful concentrations. Too many so-called 'Natural' or 'Organic' products are nothing more than a *"Green-Washed" name, coupled with an expensive ad campaign. If you can't find the product ingredients easily.. OR..If you can only see a partial ingredient list of 'actives', OR.. if you see more unpronounceable items than not..keep looking for a better product!
Definition: "Disinformation disseminated by a company so as to present a patently false health & environmentally conscious image, in order to capitalize on people's desire to purchase non-toxic products." And may we mention that good ingredients are NOT cheap, whereas lots of chemicals, stabilizers, petroleum by-products (the mainstays of your average drugstore type product) ARE.. You get the picture.
(Side Note) USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: We find there is a great deal of misinformation on this subject. Certainly we feel that some kind of regulation is a great step in the right direction. However, it is our experience that even USDA certification is often subject deceptive marketing practices. As it stands right now, in order for a product to be organically certified, it must be 93% chemical and pesticide free, ingredient wise, all of which must have been grown on US soil.
This means that a USDA certified "organic" product can have up to 7% chemicals or adulterants. This is unacceptable to us, as it can, and does lead to an abuse of the system.
Here at PuraVedaOrganics, we have ZERO tolerance for chemicals, pesticides, petroleum, GMO's, or any other thing you don't want on your body. Further, because we use many Ayurvedic ingredients not grown on US soil, we source our ingredients from Fair-Trade environmentally sustainable reputable brokers the world over. Many of our botanical plant sourced actives come to us wild-gathered from remote areas, by indigenous local harvesters who help support their families in this traditional way.
PRODUCT GLOSSARY PAGES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
PLEASE NOTE: All skin & personal care products carry a (very small) potential risk of individual allergic reaction, regardless of how natural/organic they may be. "Hypoallergenic" means that no known common allergens have been used in a product formula. We strongly recommend doing a small patch test of ANY product 24 hours prior to full application on the first use, particularly if you have known sensitivities. Discontinue use if swelling or itching occur & contact us for a refund.