Tom's of Maine - Natural Body Wash Sensitive Naturally Unscented - 11.15 oz. (330 mL)
Tom's gentle Moisturizing Body Wash contains wheat protein and glycerin to moisturize your skin and coconut and palm soaps for rich lather and gentle cleansing. Leaves your skin feeling soft and clean without drying it out.
Tom's of Maine Sensitive Body wash with moisturizing wheat protein is proven to be gentle and leaves your skin feeling clean and fres. Care for your sensitive skin without the artificial or synthetic ingredients that you dn't want on your skin today, or in your world tomorrow.
What makes a product good? At Tom's, it include how they make it:
- No Animal testing or animal ingredients
- No artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives.
- They share every ingredient, its purpose, and its source
- Sustainable practices are a priority in every aspect of their business
- They strive to maximize recycled contaent and recyclability of their packaging
- 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteering. 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness.
Frequently Asked Questions
I like to recycle as much packaging as I can. Can you tell me what materials are used in their product packaging?
At Tom's of Maine, they make an effort to package their products in ways that respect nature. Their Mission encourages us "To be distinctive in products and policies which honor and sustain their natural world." Researching packaging to improve its recyclability is something that they do on a continual basis. They appreciate your sharing in their concern for the environment and thank you for recycling their packaging when able to do so.
Do any of their products contain gluten?
Yes, they have a Natural Moisturizing Body Wash contains wheat protein which in turn contains gluten.
Is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) safe for use?
They know of two concerns regarding this ingredient. The first is its potential to have an adverse effect on a condition known as recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores). There have been a couple of studies on this subject. The first study involved 10 subjects who were predisposed to canker sores. The researchers found that the application of SLS on the canker sores aggravated them. The study concluded, however, that more research was needed before any conclusions could be made about SLS and canker sores (possibly because of the small number of test subjects and the scientific methods being used). A more recent study conducted at the St. Bartholemew's College in the UK included 100 test subjects plus a control group. It found that the use of a non-SLS toothpaste vs. a toothpaste containing SLS did not have any effect on the occurrence, duration, or severity of canker sores.
The other concern about this ingredient is its potential link to cancer. In order for this to be possible, SLS must contain impurities and be present in a product that also contains amines. If both of these are present in a product and the conditions of processing and/or storage are favorable, nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer, may form. The important word here is potential. There are no amines present in their toothpaste, either alone or in a combination ingredient. Therefore, it would not be possible for a nitrosamine to form.
Are their products vegan?
Most of their products are vegan. However, some are not. If they contain beeswax (present in their flossing products) or propolis (in some of their toothpastes) they are not considered vegan, because these ingredients are sourced from bee hives. Read more about their decision to use propolis and beeswax in some of their products.
Tom's of Maine Good Business: Heritage
Your Trusted Partner Since 1970
"When they first started out, this brand-new idea of natural products and sustainable companies seemed a little crazy to some. In the years since, though, more and more people have begun to believe, like they do, that nature can provide many of the health benefits we need — and that companies should minimize their environmental impact while working towards positive change in their communities. Together, they've really started to make a difference!" Tom and Kate Chappell, cofounders
From Tom and Kate's family to yours
In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell left Philadelphia, where Tom worked for an insurance company, and moved to rural Kennebunk, Maine. As part of their goal to simplify their lives, they sought out natural, unprocessed foods and, unadulterated products. Unable to find natural personal care options for themselves and their children, in 1970 Tom and Kate decided to create and sell their own. They began with a $5,000 loan from a friend and the philosophy that their products would not harm the environment.
From this small start, Tom's of Maine grew and developed into a different kind of company, one based on the belief that people and nature deserve respect. Over the years their product line moved from non-phosphate laundry detergent to natural personal care products such as the first natural toothpaste (1975) and deodorant (1976). They've grown in size and in 2006, they became part of the Colgate-Palmolive Company. But their simple, direct approach hasn't changed one bit: they listen to what their customers want (and don't want) in their products, they learn how it can be done, and they respond with effective natural(and sustainable) solutions.