Our Product Commitment
Here at EO we are dedicated to making personal care products that nurture the people that use them, respect people that make them and honor the planet we all share.
We think products that we put on our skin are as important as what we put in our mouths. We like to know what’s inside out lotions, soaps and shampoos. So, here at EO, we research, develop, manufacture and ship our own products. We didn’t dream of being manufacturers, it’s hard work and often thankless. But, we learned as we grew that the only way to know that the quality inside every bottle was up to our standards was to make it ourselves.
Over the last twenty years, as we grew from mixing blends in a three-gallon stock pot to producing hundreds of products in our 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility, we learned a lot about the cosmetics and personal care industry. The more we learned the more we resolved to fight for transparency.
We only use the words organic or non-GMO when the ingredient or product is certified by an outside agency. We spend less on marketing our products than we do on ingredients because we believe that effective, great smelling products speak for themselves. As a certified B Corp, we think that people and their home planet are more important than net profits. We have never taken venture capital and have no plans to do so. We use sustainable packaging. We research & develop in house. Everything we make is cruelty free and gluten free. We refuse to make a product that we wouldn’t use on our own children or grandchildren. That means no synthetic fragrances or any ingredient that has been linked to allergies, sickness and cancer. We use pure essential oils to scent our products, they smell great and have soothing and uplifting effects on our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. We believe in a holistic approach to health. We believe healthy skin is beautiful.
Because we only share important and third party verified certifications on our labels, we thought we’d outline what they mean as well as mention a few things we don’t put on our labels.
This USDA seal means that at least 95% (excluding water) of the ingredients are organic. Although every single product we make contains organic ingredients, we only use the USDA Organic seal when all of the ingredients are certified food grade organic. Every product we make is made in our certified organic facility, and many of our ingredients are organic. We have been a certified organic manufacturer since 2004.
This seal means that the ingredients have been certified as containing no genetically modified organisms. Just like our organic certification, this seal is the same one used for food. We were the first personal care company to be certified non-GMO in 2011. All of our ingredients are GMO free, but only those that have been verified by the Non-GMO Project have the seal.
Synthetic Fragrance Free:
Our products are always free from synthetic fragrances and are only scented with pure essential oils. We will never use harmful synthetic fragrances. Ever. Not only do essential oils smell better than synthetics, they promote mind/body/spirit wellbeing with their aromatherapeutic effects.
With chemists on staff guided by Susan’s artistry, we do not take formulation lightly. Every product is created right here; from research and development to manufacturing to shipping. We all work under the same roof for the same company and we make some of the best stuff on the planet.
We don’t think beauty should come at the cost of other sentient beings. We have partnered with the Leaping Bunny organization to certify that our products are not tested on animals and that the ingredients we use do not harm animals in labs or in the wild.
All of our products are gluten free, so our customers that are sensitive or allergic to gluten can enjoy our products.
Most of our packaging is made from 100% PCR or Post Consumer Recycled plastic. All of our packaging is BPA Free. We are constantly working with our packaging partners to find new and better ways to package our products. With hundreds of bottles, it can be challenging to find distributors that carry the size or shape we need for a new product in 100% PCR. We use our volume orders and undying persistence to convince all of our suppliers to use PCR. We work tirelessly towards the goal of 100% PCR in all of our packaging.
B Corporations value purpose, accountability, and transparency. They are for-profit businesses that put equal value on social and environmental issues as they do on profits. We have been working with the same values since day one, and we’ve been a certified B Corp since January 1, 2012. To learn more abut B Corporations, visit bcorp.org