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Our Ingredients

Ingredient Integrity and Transparency

At Makes 3 Organics®, in addition to ingredient integrity, we are committed to ingredient transparency.  Because of our personal health challenges, we became aware that reducing our exposure to synthetic chemicals was essential to our well-being - and to yours.  So we believe you deserve to know and understand every ingredient you are putting on your skin when you use our products.

Reducing Our Chemical Body Burden

It's all about the Chemical Body Burden.  The average person now has over 250 synthetic chemicals in their body that were not present just 40-50 years ago.  Some of these chemicals are indeed benign.  But some are neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, allergens and irritants.  

Advocating for Legislative Change

What's more, these chemicals are overwhelmingly unregulated and untested in connection with the interaction with the human body and human health.  Of the more than 11,000 synthetic chemicals that are present in United States industry, we have only banned or partially banned 30 for use in personal care, cosmetics and cleaning products.

That's why we are involved in legislative initiatives to regulate chemical use in our industry.  We helped pass the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act and are contributors to the effort currently under way to pass the federal Personal Care Products Safety Act.

Familiarity is the Key

It would be meaningless for us to put a number on the chemicals that we ban from our products, because the total number of ingredients across all of our product categories and in all of our products combined, numbers under 100.  All but a handful are 100% certified organic and plant-based ingredients. You can recognize and pronounce the names of all of our ingredients and rely on Our Promises about them.  They are familiar to you and most of them you could grow in your own garden.

We aim to live in harmony with the Earth and her bounty and to benefit from the wisdom that the environment provides to us for our health and well-being.

Ingredients You Know and Trust

So, to provide you with total transparency and understanding of each and every ingredient we use in our products, we have undertaken the task of providing you with this library.  Not only do we list each of our ingredients, but we also provide you with the best knowledge we have with respect to its natural applications, uses and benefits.

For browsing convenience, we list each ingredient here and provide a link to individual pages that will provide all of the details you are looking for.

Enjoy this information and share with family and friends.  Please be patient as we build this page over time and feel free to share your knowledge with us as well.  

Ingredient

Botanical Name

Summary and Link

Organic Lavender Essential Oil

Lavandula x intermedia

A potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-septic with topical and aromatherapy applications as well as a perfume.

Read more HERE.

 Organic Coconut Oil

 Cocos nucifera

Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and healthy fats. These are great for your skin and can keep you looking youthful.  

Read more HERE.

Organic Shea Butter Vitellaria paradoxa

From the Tree of Life comes one of nature's best healers.  Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A and has anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties.

Read more HERE.

Organic Safflower Oil Carthamus tinctorius

Extracted from the Safflower Seed, this oil is an effective emollient and a favorite base oil for soap as a natural alternative to petroleum-based ingredients.

Read more HERE.

Organic Sunflower Oil Helianthus annuus

Sunflower Oil is high in Vitamins A, C, D and E, which protect and strengthen your skin.

Read more HERE.

Organic Jojoba Oil Simmondsia chinensis

This wonderful oil is full of important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. 

Read more HERE.

Organic Rosemary Essential Oil Rosmarinus Officinalis

We use Rosemary Essential Oil in our product as a natural preservative because it is the most effective preservative found in nature. 

Read more HERE.

Organic Beeswax

Some of our Organic Balms contain small amounts of Organic Beeswax to help with structure and texture.

Read more HERE.

Organic Castor Oil Ricinus Communis

Known for generations for its overall health benefits, it also helps your skin.

Read more HERE.

Organic Shea Nut Oil Vitellaria paradoxa

Shea Nut Oil is refined Shea Butter.

Read more HERE.

Organic Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is derived from the Cacao Nut. It smells amazing is a wonder for your skin.

Read more HERE.