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Why we don't use Talc in our Baby Powder...

October 12, 2014

Talc is considered extremely toxic and is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos.  The main issue for babies is the possibility that they will inhale this (not to mention you) and those particles will get in the lungs.  If inhaled, it can lead to allergic reactions similar to hay fever. "For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos. Responding to this evidence in 1973, the FDA drafted a resolution that would limit the amount of asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic grade talc. However, no ruling has ever been made and today, cosmetic grade talc remains non-regulated by the federal government." –  Cancer Prevention Coalition For all the above reasons we don't use Talc... Continue Reading →

Are your products really Vegan? What to look out for to be sure.

May 10, 2014

Did you know that many commonly used cosmetic ingredients found in Certified Organic products could be derived from either plants or animals? Also that there are many plant derived ingredients that are processed using animal products. For example Xanthan Gum can be clarified using an egg-based substance and organic approved natural emulsifiers like Glyceryl Stearate and Sodium Stearate can be animal or plant derived.  As they are naturally derived, the Organic standard accepts them either way. So, to help you choose genuine vegan products, look for the Vegan Society Registration and logo. We registered First Light Organics with the Vegan Society to give you that peace of mind and were very impressed with how thorough they were.    Before registering us, the Vegan Society... Continue Reading →

First Light products do not contain:

  • Artificial preservatives like parabens & benzyl alcohol
  • Petroleum derivatives such as propylene glycol & phthalates
  • Artificial emulsifiers such as Sodium stearoyl lactylate
  • Mineral & Hydrogenated oils
  • Silicone
  • Sulfates like Sodium Laurel Sulfate
  • Unlisted contaminants like BPAs
  • Artificial colours or fragrances
  • GMO’s
  • Talc

First Light products are:

  • Certified Organic by OFC to Australian National Standard 
  • Pure enough to eat
  • Vegan (except the balm with beeswax)
  • Infused with soothing, healing herbs, fruits and flowers
  • Gentle enough for baby’s delicate skin
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Biodegradable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Australian made with love