Standards and Committment
Truly organic and natural skin care products nurture and support the skin. Indie Blends never uses harmful ingredients. We are as passionate about what we put on our bodies as what we put in our bodies.
~ No Parabens, Phthalates, Fragrance or synthetic preservatives
~ Our ingredients are Gluten Free and Non-GMO
~ ALL of our products are vegan and cruelty free ALWAYS
Our Fragrance FAQ's
What ingredients do you use?
Our fragrances meet the IFRA ingredient standards and the California Prop 65 Standards for ingredients.
We do NOT use phthalates or parabens. Phthalates are chemicals used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. There has been recent concern that they pose health concerns in high concentrations. Parabens have been widely used in products to prevent bacteria growth. There has been concern. In the 1990's, parabens were deemed xenoestrogens-agents that mimic estrogen in the body. The concern is that if parabens can be stored in the body, over time they could have a cumulative effect and pose a health risk.
We use only the highest quality essential oils, naturals, and synthetics.
Our ingredients are a mix of naturals and synthetics. We use synthetics for certain ingredients for three main reasons:
1. For some ingredients, using a synthetic oil is more sustainable for our planet. Sandalwood forests are being depleted throughout the world, including India and Hawaii. Perfumers have created a synthetic version to recreate the beautiful smell of sandalwood to allow the sandalwood forests to repopulate.
2. Natural musk (deer), ambergris (whale), castoreum (beaver) and civet (civet cat) come from animals. We use synthetic versions of these ingredients to prevent animal cruelty.
3. Synthetic versions are often more hypoallergenic (surprising to most people). Naturals often have 100's-1000's of organic compounds and each has a chance of causing a reaction. Synthetics recreate only the scent compounds of a material (5-20 compounds), and therefore the risk of allergic reaction is much lower.
Do you test on animals?
No, we do not test on animals nor do we purchase from any source that does. Our products are vegan and cruelty free. That's a promise.