We formulate our products with certified organic ingredients whenever possible, which dramatically reduces residue from pesticides, unnecessary synthetic chemicals, and synthetic fertilizer residue in our product ingredients. While there is no certification for “natural” ingredients, organic ingredients are regulated by the USDA. You’ll find a mix of organic and natural ingredients in our products.
Since our skin can absorb up to 60% of what is placed on it, we work hard to reduce the risk that toxins from pesticides might contaminate our bodies, our children’s bodies, and our planet. We source our ingredients from US suppliers and manufacturers so we can limit fuel waste and support our own economy.
Since we don’t use inexpensive fillers such as petroleum glycols or added water, our products are loaded with nutrients so every rich drop can feed your skin. Many conventional and natural beauty products start with a base of petroleum glycols (butylene or propylene glycols—like petroleum jelly products) that can be laced with potentially harmful chemicals. The other most common base is water. Why pay for a product that is mostly tap water? Our goal is for Diamonds in the Dirt products to work better than conventional products because of our unique forumlas and highly effective ingredients.
What You Won’t Find In Our Products
Traditionally used to protect “trade secrets” of the perfume industry, the words ‘parfum’ and ‘fragrance’ can be used to cover over 200 different chemicals – including preservatives!
Take a look at your current products. If you use a product with ‘artificial fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ on the ingredients list – you can’t be sure what you’re putting on your skin.
There’s nothing artificial in our fragrances – you’re smelling the authentic scents of essential oils and the actual ingredients in each product.
High Levels of Essential Oils
We love essential oil! They have myriad benefits, both in aromatherapy and on the skin when used in low dilutions – but it’s a delicate balance!
Parabens are commonly used as a preservative used in many cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
Petro-gross! Petrochemicals are ingredients derived from petroleum. We have no interest in putting petroleum on our skin. In fact, that was a driving force in our developing this line of products.
The beauty industry uses over one hundred different petrochemicals, often as preservatives, bases for synthetic fragrances, emollients and to keep products moist for longer – they are even in a pack of facial wipes!
Phthalates are commonly used as a fixative for fragrances, especially in moisturizers and body creams. Check the one you are currently using. They’re often listed under ‘parfum’ and ‘fragrance’ or alternative names like DEP, DBP and DEHP.
We avoid all sulfates, including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) in our products.