Gaia Ingredient List

Gaia Ingredients:

COCO GLUCOSIDE: Coco Glucoside is a natural, non-ionic, surfactant. It is ultra-mild, and one of the most gentle of the cleansing agents, making it ideal for all foaming and cleansing products, especially those designed for fragile or sensitive skin. It's obtained from renewable raw materials, a combination of coconut-based fatty alcohols (c8-16) and glucose (sugar/starch).  https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/152309-COCOGLUCOSIDE/

CASTILE SOAP: Castile Liquid Soap is a safe, non-toxic, green surfactant made with plant oils. Our castile soap contains Saponified oils of Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Oleate, Water. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/1425-COCOSNUCIFERACOCONUTOIL/, https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/13129-POTASSIUMOLEATE/

BAKING SODA: Baking Soda acts as a cleaning agent because it is a mild alkali and can cause dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water for effective removal. It is a gentle, pure, natural product that is non-toxic, unlike many other household cleaners. It is safe to use around children and pets and is ideal for cleaning food preparation surfaces. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/5493-SODIUMBICARBONATE/

SODIUM CHLORIDE: Also known as salt. Softens water and is a very effective cleaner. Since at least medieval times, people have used salt as a cleansing agent. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/5523-SODIUMCHLORIDE/

CITRIC ACID: It occurs naturally in citrus fruits. It can be used to treat water, which makes it useful in improving the effectiveness of soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work better. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/1281-CITRICACID/

GLYCERIN:  Antimicrobial, antiviral and moisturizing, glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/152313-GLYCERIN/

XANTHAM GUM: It is an effective thickening agent and stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating. It can be produced from simple sugars using a fermentation process and derives its name from the species of bacteria used, Xanthomonas campestris. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/6445-XANTHANGUM/

Washing Soda: Also known as Sodium Carbonate; is a salt of carbonic acid, a chemical that produces a wide range of salts collectively known as carbonates. It is highly alkaline (pH 11) that attacks dirt and grease and softens hard water. It is very effective in cleaning dishes, washing clothes, and removing spots/stains from carpet.  https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/5509-SODIUMCARBONATE/

Calcium Carbonate: It is a common substance found in rocks as the minerals calcite and aragonite (most notably as limestone)and is the main component of pearls and the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. It is a mild abrasive and is extremely effective when used as a scrubbing agent. https://www.ewg.org/guides/substances/893-CALCIUMCARBONATE/
 

Essential Oils Used for our scent lines:

SWEET ORANGE essential oil: Uplifting and refreshing, sweet orange essential oil is antiseptic, with demonstrated antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser.

TANGERINE essential oil: Citrus essential oils like tangerine that have high levels of the monoterpene limonene are known for their ability to have stimulating and enhancing effects on mood. These spirit-lifting effects can be experienced by using the oil aromatically—diffusing or inhaling the essential oil. Limonene in essential oils is also known for its cleansing and purifying properties, which makes it helpful for cleansing surfaces around the home.

PINK GRAPEFRUIT essential oil: Sweet, tangy, and refreshing smell as well as its antiseptic properties, with demonstrated antifungal and antibacterial properties.

KEY LIME essential oil: Lime essential oil is often used in aromatherapy blends due to its stimulating and refreshing scent, but that’s not all it is good for! Lime essential oil is an astringent, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and a disinfectant. Due to all of these properties, this versatile essential oil can be used to cure infections, reduce fever, disinfect food and surfaces.

CLOVE LEAF essential oil: It is anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic. One famous story about clove oil is the myth about a group of thieves who robbed valuables from the victims of the bubonic plague. During the Marseilles outbreaks in the medieval ages, they are said to have survived close contact with victims of this very contagious disease. According to the folk tale, the mixture of herbs and vinegar protected them from the plague. In exchange for their secret recipe, they were offered leniency when they were finally caught. Thieves blend.

LEMON essential oil: When used as a household cleaner, Lemon Essential Oil acts as a natural disinfectant for surfaces that also eliminates mold and achieves a streak-free shine.

CINNAMON essential oil: Warming and comforting scents and exhibit anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial properties

EUCALYPTUS essential oil: This powerhouse essential oil not only smells clean it's also anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and a deodorizer.

ROSEMARY essential oil: It is naturally antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic. For this reason, rosemary oil is an excellent disinfectant. Not only does the oil deodorize rooms and surfaces, but it also kills the lingering bacteria in the air.

SPEARMINT essential oil: Antifungal, antiseptic, insecticidal, and does wonders for the mind and body. A gentler version of peppermint and uses of spearmint date back thousands of years and have been documented in Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and Greek medicine.

YLANG YLANG essential oil is derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. It is used to lessen tension and stress and to promote a positive outlook. Ylang Ylang contains antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
 
TEA TREE oil might be the most essential of the essential oils. Native to Australia, the oil of the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) has antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is often used topically to treat skin abrasions, acne, bug bites, and fungal problems. and is extremely useful for cleaning and deodorizing your home. It has a green, medicinal, woody aroma.