Once our botanicals are ready to process, we disinfect all our lab equipment and space with 99% Isopropyl alcohol, weigh the botanicals out and process them into extracts, using organic glycerin and propanediol, and into hydrosols through distillation.
We use a nominal amount of a preservative made of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate that are both on the whole foods, credo beauty and Sephora clean ingredient lists to ensure our extracts stay safe throughout the extraction process.
Once our botanicals have been processed, they go to a lab in New Jersey for testing where we perform the below tests to ensure the safety of our botanicals and their use in topical applications.
Once the tests have been performed and approved, the extracts are then sent to our manufacturing facility, also in New Jersey, where they’re then used in production.
After production, our products go in for a second round of testing for all the below to ensure the production process is also done without contamination.
USP <61> - Determines if the extract is already contaminated or if it has a high number if bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi
USP <62> - Determines the presence or absence of a specified list of microorganisms: Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
(AET) <51> - Antimicrobial effectiveness test that shows whether the preservative we’re using in our extracts will protect the extract from microbial contamination
Heavy Metal – A test that shows levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and chromium in a sample
While all our products that are sold by us have been tested and produced via FDA regulations, they have not been FDA approved.
Our DIY formulas abide by vendor usage guidelines but they have not been tested for large-scale manufacturing or re-sale, thus attempting to formulate and sell anything made from these recipes without the proper testing and manufacturing protocols will be at your own risk.
We are also not licensed estheticians or dermatologists, and we do not claim to know more than industry professionals.
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