A strong commitment to health & safety is our companys foundation. We have what we believe is the most health-protective ingredient selection process in the industry. We tell you everything that is in our timeless and accessible products-no hidden fragrances, preservatives, or other secrets-and every ingredient has a purpose. Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer and infertility) are on the rise, and due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals-whether it's in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home. There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don't have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. We make every effort to use post consumer recycled content in both paper and plastic materials, and source plastics that are recyclable in most communities. We do not use the types of plastic that are most likely to leach toxic chemicals (polycarbonate plastic can leach BPA, PVC can leach phthalates, and polystyrene never biodegrades, so we avoid all three of those materials). We use glass bottles for some of our products, and will look into expanding our use of glass over time, though glass can be expensive/ and carbon intensive to ship and requires more secondary packaging to protect it. We have made efforts to reduce the use of secondary packaging (outer boxes for bottles), and use FSC-certified paper for all packaging.