"Prop 65" refers to California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This is a California right-to-know law that applies only to the State of California. It requires companies to inform California residents about the presence Ð even at trace levels Ð of certain substances that are commonly present in a wide variety of everyday products such as foods, dietary supplements, cleaners and beauty care products, just to name a few.
Our products are made with natural ingredients. We never use chemicals to make Herbalist & Alchemist products, and no chemicals are found within our carefully sourced raw materials. Prop 65 defines certain heavy metals, such as lead, which can naturally occur in the soil, as chemicals.
Many plants can take up naturally occurring elements from the soil and air in which they are grown. In order to be fully transparent and to ensure that you, our valued customers, know what is in the products you enjoy, H&A tests every lot of every product we make for trace amounts of heavy metals.
The substance levels that trigger a Prop 65 warning are exceptionally low: almost 1,000 times lower than what is generally allowed as safe by US and International Pharmacopeia standards. Only those lots that trigger a Prop 65 warning are labeled with this information.
For more info on Prop 65, check out the Q&A on the American Herbal Products Association website here.