Made from 100% natural and certified organic botanical extracts to gently cleanse, add volume and shine. The unscented formula is perfect for anyone with sensitivities or allergies.
Do you use sustainably sourced palm oil? Absolutely. Carina Organics strives to create the most effective, ethical natural shampoo possible. All Carina Organics suppliers of palm oil are members of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the leading global organization developing and implementing global standards for sustainable palm oil production. Palm oil used in Carina Organics natural shampoo is Brazil-sourced 100% Organic palm oil and because orangutans are not native to South America, the Brazilian palm industry does not adversely impact their wellbeing. When necessary, alternative supply comes from responsible sources in peninsular Malaysia, which is also a non-native orangutan habitat. They are also actively working to reduce the amount of palm oil in their products in exchange for organic coconut oil.What is Botanical Tree Essence ? Botanical tree essence is the sap, pitch, or juice that naturally extrudes from various openings, folds, and knots of trees. From early spring to late summer, the trees go through a “weeping” process, in which the tree roots push the sap, stored during Winter, up into the cambium layer of the tree. This layer is located between the bark and the true wood of the tree. This “weeping” process occurs as a defense mechanism to ward off bug infestation. For example, as a bug burrows or finds its way into the vulnerable part of the tree, the sap drips and oozes over the intruder, immobilizing and suffocating them in a tomb of sap. During this time of year, there is an overabundance of “weeping” that occurs. Year upon year, this excess sap collects and dries on the outsider surface of the tree trunks.
How do you harvest the essence from the tree and does it endanger the life of the tree ? Towards the end of the “weeping” season is the point in time when Carina Corporation begin to harvest. It takes a little longer to harvest the sap by hand rather than the modern conventional methods of tapping or ripping the tree apart, but the wait is well worth it. This old fashion methods allows Carina Organics to simply pull or lightly scrape off these dried clumps of sap, which allows the trees to remain unharmed, and in perfect health to produce more essence for years to come.
Do you test on animals?No. Carina Organics never has and we never will. As with all brands we stock - Carina Organics is adamantly opposed to animal testing and all of their products are 100% cruelty free.