Leaves of Trees Pledges to Avoid the Toxic Ten Chemicals

Leaves of Trees has signed the Just Beautiful Pledge with Environmental Defence Canada to promise that none of the following substances which may potentially adversely affect human health are added to Leaves of Trees products:

  • Triclosan
  • Artificial Musks (nitromusks such as musk xylene, musk ketone)
  • Parabens (ethylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben)
  • Pthalates (dibutyl pthalate, DEHP, DEP)
  • Petrolatum (petroleum jelly)
  • Formaldehyde Releasing Agents (quaternium-15, 1,4-dioxane, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, sodium hydromethylglycinate)
  • Sodium Laureth & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Silicone Chemicals (cyclomethicone, cydotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane)
  • Coal Tar Derived Colours (paraphenylenediamine (PPD))
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) & BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Read more about these substances and their potential adverse health effects here. The level of evidence for these health effects varies from strong to weak but why expose yourself to them if you don't have to?You can download Environmental Defence's hand Just Beautiful Pocket Guide here.