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/

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.