Our Ingredients

We believe in and use only the finest and freshest ingredients available in all of our products. Most of our ingredients are not only of the highest quality, they are also organic whenever possible.  

Why aren't they all organic?  

While many ingredients are available organically, many others are wildcrafted in areas where organic cultivation is simply not possible and because of the location, not necessary.  This gathering of natural plant materials in areas where no pesticides or fertilizers are used are often more desirable not only because of the high quality of the material itself, but also because the practice provides solid, sustainable livelihoods for the people of the region.

What's that smell?

Polliwog Essentials has committed to the use of natural and organic essential oils instead of synthetic, or natural/synthetic blends in all of our products.  Why?  It has been proven in multiple dermatological  studies that there is a definite correlation between skin sensitivity and artificial fragrances found in skin and personal care products.  We could never use any ingredients that are proven skin irritants.

But what about essential oils.  Can't they cause irritation as well?

We always exercise extreme caution with our use of essential oils.  When an individual experiences problems from essential oil use, it is usually due to too high of a concentration of the oil, or the use of the wrong type of essential oil for the purpose.  

If you ever have any concerns about any ingredients in our products, or have any allergy concerns, please contact us through our "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any of our pages and we will typically respond within 24 hours.