Are your products really free from chemical additives?
Our oils are natural, naturally pure and organic, coming from organic or even Demeter-certified cultivation – with no additives. We never use synthetic or “nature-identical” substances. You can read on our “Quality” page about the high quality criteria and demands we make of our products.
Are your products vegan and cruelty-free?
None of our products is tested on animals and all are guaranteed cruelty-free. All our products are vegetarian; 99% of our products are vegan. Only in a few products do we use beeswax – namely, in our rose balsam, angelica balsam, Arolla pine balsam, tonka cream and Meditao cistus cream. We also traditionally use honey in two products, our organic oregano and tea tree lozenges. This is clearly marked in the ingredients. Our founder and managing director Axel Meyer is a vegan himself. That is why we take it as a very personal interest to keep our products free from animal products, and of course also cruelty-free.
What are INCIs and why do they not contain all ingredients?
“INCI” is an abbreviation for “International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients”. The INCIs are guidelines for cosmetics labelling and not the same as an ingredients list. The INCIs determine what needs to be labelled as a component of cosmetics. For example, all the significant potential allergens in an oil (such as linalool or citral) need to be listed separately, even if they are a natural component of the oil. We never mix additional components in.
Why is “parfum” listed as an ingredient on the INCIs?
Our oils consist of 100% naturally pure essential oil. We use no synthetic or nature-identical substances. The reason for “parfum” being listed in the INCIs has two reasons: 1: The guidelines for the INCIs (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) determine precisely what needs to be listed as an ingredient of cosmetics. We thus need to indicate the essential oils that we use. Since, however – and this is the 2nd reason – we naturally don’t want to give away the exact recipes for our products, we use “parfum” (as intended by the INCIs) as an overarching term for a variety of essential oils. “Parfum” thus in no way means that there are non-natural components – our oils are 100% natural. Nevertheless, we do also give every relevant allergen in the INCIs.
Why is “alcohol” listed as an ingredient on the INCIs for some mixed fragrances?
In some 100% pure mixed fragrances, “alcohol” can be seen on the INCIs. This is because a fragrance may, for example, contain vanilla. Vanilla is an extract. This means the essential oil must be extracted using alcohol. For this reason, alcohol is listed on the INCIs, even though only very tiny amounts of it are present. A small amount of alcohol is present in the oils in our Feel range, specially designed for diffusers, allowing them to mix more easily with water. Only to these fragrances is alcohol deliberately added.
Why are, for example, “linalool” or “limonene” listed on the INCIs for some oils? Are they added to the oil?
The INCIs are guidelines for cosmetics labelling and not the same as an ingredients list. The INCIs determine what needs to be labelled as a component of cosmetics. For example, all the significant potential allergens in an oil (such as linalool or citral) need to be listed separately, even if they are a natural component of the oil. We never mix additional components in.
What is the difference between TAOASIS essential oils and Baldini organic aromas?
All our oils are subject to the same strict quality controls. Baldini organic aromas are essential oils that we have had certified with the EU Organic Seal and thus labelled as foodstuffs. This means we can recommend these oils for internal use. All other essential oils are certified as natural cosmetics and cannot be recommended for internal use. Exceptions are the peppermint (PZN 00729563) and eucalyptus (PZN 00729557) oils from our “home pharmacy aromatherapy” range. They are authorised for medical use and can be recommended and used accordingly.