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how natural & safe are the products at shopnaturally ?

At Shop Naturally, we don't just cater to the extremely sensitive, we understand our customers are unique and have different needs. Some customers want 'better than mainstream' products, but are on a tight budget. Some customers have health issues and allergies and want the very best quality and only organic products.

Read below to find out where we draw the natural & safe line in each category. If you draw the line in the same place, you can safely choose anything from our range. If your needs are more refined, have a good read of our product descriptions and feel free to ask questions if you need any help.

Local customers can make an appointment to speak with business owner & product specialist Joanne Musgrave in the showroom. For those with health issues, a paid phone consultation with our consulting naturopath can also be arranged.

IN GENERAL .......

  • Everything designed to touch food or drink is BPA Free, lead free, phthalate free, PVC free.
  • Everything designed to be put on your skin is SLS free (plus a few other things too).
  • We don't sell anything petrochemical based.
  • We don't sell anything that needs to come with a warning label.
  • We don't believe in preaching to our customers or frightening them about their current shopping choices.
  • To offer those on a budget safer products than they'll find at a supermarket or chemist, we do sell a limited range of quality budget brands containing small levels of preservatives.
  • We research & hand select all of our stock, ensuring everyone has shopping options - from those with allergies, health issues and sensitivities all the way down to those who just want a safer alternative to the products they're currently using.
  • If we get even one complaint about the quality or integrity of any product, it's put back under the spotlight to double check it's suitability in our range. If it fails, we stop selling it.
  • It is important to remember that plenty of people have reactions and allergies to a great number of safe & natural products. Not all products will be suitable for everyone.
  • We provide as much information on our products as possible, but for those with health questions, nothing on our website should substitute one-on-one medical advice from your own doctor or natural health provider.

WATER BOTTLES +

  • Every water bottle, drink bottle, sippy cup, baby bottle, thermos flask & travel mug in our store is BPA Free.
  • All stainless steel is food grade & those that are painted are done with non-toxic paints.
  • We don't sell aluminium bottles with linings in them.

We welcome further questions about any of our range before purchasing. Contact us today for more info.

KITCHENWARE

  • Every piece of food preparation and food storage, including ALL lunch boxes are BPA Free.
  • All stainless steel is food grade & those that are painted are done with non-toxic paints.
  • All insulated lunch bags are free from PVC, BPA & lead, including the ice packs that go in them.
  • Our glass range of cookware & food storage from Lock & Lock are oven proof (without the lid).

We welcome further questions about any of our range before purchasing. Contact us today for more info.

FOOD

  • All food packaging is BPA Free, including all canned food*.
  • We have a zero tolerance policy for artifical colours, flavours & additives.
  • Not all food is organic, but those that fall in to this category are clearly marked.
  • We do not exclude any safe & natural ingredients (such as sugar, wheat, soy etc.) but every product in the store has an allergens chart and each category in the store has a REFINE BY filtration system (on the left) so you can easily weed out the allergens you don't want to expose yourself to.
  • Every product has the nutritional information panel for 'per 100g' listed on the website.
  • Every ingredient is listed on the website.
  • Ethical choices are clearly marked on each product in a table to help you make an informed choice. (organic, vegetarian, vegan, fair trade etc.)
  • The country of origin of every food product is listed on the website and is included in our REFINE BY filtration system for quick & easily selection of local produce.

We welcome further questions about any of our range before purchasing. Contact us today for more info

* some canned food is tested to be non-leaching BPA. While the cans have BPA in the lining, independant tests show it does not get in to the food. They are very clearly marked and we let our customers decide for themselves.

HAIR, FACE & BODY

  • All products are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate).
  • We do not sell anything based on mineral oil or any petrochemical.
  • All products are free from propylene glycol.
  • We don't allow artificial fragrances.*
  • We do not sell any products tested on animals.
  • All our products are vegetarian.
  • Vegan products (when lavbelled by the manufacturer as such) are clearly marked.
  • Some of our products contain sustaiable palm oil. This is not a health risk, it's an ethical choice, and as such, we clearly mark our range and let our customers decide for themselves.
  • Some of our products contain preservatives at levels below 1%. If you have a zero tolerance policy for preservatives, please read through the ingredients on our products and ask for our advice before making your selection. We highly recommend you purchase a copy of The Chemical Maze to help you rid unwanted additives from your life.

We welcome further questions about any of our range before purchasing. Contact us today for more info

* There is one exception, our hair dye products. There is no such thing as a chemical free hair dye product, but we offer safer solutions than those found in supermarkets & chemists. We are incredibly open and up front about this in our product descriptions. Those with chemical sensitivities need to turn grey gracefully (as the owner of this store is!)

ECO HOME

  • All products are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate).*
  • They're also free from chlorine, ammonia, phosphates & nitrates.
  • Because of this, our cleaning products do not require danger or warning labels because there are no harmful chemicals to inhale in them - even our oven & bbq cleaners.
  • A select few cleaning products contain small amounts of preservatives. Please check the list of ingredients before selecting a product if you're ridding your life from all preservatives.
  • All our essential oils are quality organic products only.
  • Our candles (coming soon) are beeswax and are the safest candle for air quality. Soy is better than parrafin wax, but unless grown organically and non-GMO, can release toxins in to the air as they burn.
  • All products, including our air fresheners, are non-aerosol.

We welcome further questions about any of our range before purchasing. Contact us today for more info

* With the exception of the Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry products. The plant based SLS content is very clearly marked. We let our customers make up their own mind about this bestselling product.