Consumer Safety

Consumer Safety

When we speak about customer safety  we are referring to the protection of our products from contamination by bacteria, yeast, mould and fungus or insects –  from the time the product is manufactured up until the time the product is completely used up by the consumer or the product has reached its best or use by date.

Dried Herbs
Our dried herbs do not contain any added colours, flavours, fragrances  or chemicals. The actual drying process is sufficient for preservation. None of our organic, wild harvested or premium grade herbs have been irradiated. Imported herbs are either left under observation in quarantine or undergo a very low heat treatment for 12 hours to eliminate possible insect activity. Irradiation is of high concern to us as organic processors. The paper trail involved with certified dried herbs  allows the product to be traced back to the farm gate of the country of origin. Our dried herbs have  a  2 – 3 year best by date.

Herbal Ointment
There is no way to manufacture products for skin care without using anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and/or anti-viral agents. Our ointments are known in the industry as ‘water in oil’ mixtures which require almost no preservation as bacteria and mould find it very difficult to live in an oily environment. However we believe the ointment should contain some form of preservative action in order to ensure that  micro-organisms do not cause any problems for the consumer. Our ointment is likely to be frequently touched by the consumer and therefore has a greater risk of becoming contaminated. Your ointment comes with an applicator to address  cross contamination. We tackle the microbial issues by using the naturally derived preservatives below at a combined concentration of less than 0.5%..

INCI Eucalyptus globulusEucalyptus Blue Gum Essential Oil – Eucalyptus has commonly recognised anti bacterial antiviral and antiseptic qualities.

INCI Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary Essential Oil – Rosemary is a powerful anti oxidant protecting against rancidity and degradation.

EMULIUM KAPPA – Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran/Glycerin/Cetearyl Alcohol/Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – an emulsifier and antimicrobial that is used to stabilize water and oil emulsions. The formula is derived from plant-based waxes, alcohols and sugars and promotes moisture retention and hydration.

PLANTASERV A – Benzoic Acid/Purified Water/Acetic Acid – a paraben-free, formaldehyde-free and non-isothiazolone based preservative system for cosmetic formulations including those made to natural certification standards. The formula is derived from organic compounds and used to prevent spoilage. It is considered a non allergen with a strong broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeast and mould.

INCI stands for International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. The INCI system was established in the early 1970’s. The system regulates the wording for ingredients so the language is uniform worldwide

Product and Liability Disclaimer
Product may vary slightly in colour, taste and texture according to the season, harvesting procedure and country of origin. Dried products may contain traces of foreign material eg. hessian, string or small stone. This is unavoidable in a product of this nature. These cause no harm, are not ingested and remain in the base of the infuser. Liquid herbs may contain some macerated original plant matter from cold pressed extraction.

The information on this site is based on reference research and is provided as a resource only. The sole focus is on the historical and traditional use of plants, minerals and other naturally occurring  substances. This information is not intended to be considered or relied upon as a substitute for professional diagnosis or medical treatment. Wildcraft Dispensary disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site.

AICIS Compliance

Our ointments contain chemicals derived from natural sources (such as minerals and plants) and are marketed as natural herbal cosmetics. All our ingredients meet the definition of ‘naturally occurring chemicals’ and are compliant with the Australian Government Department of Health AICIS Standard – Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme.