One of the first things our Lead Cultivator David Rafter wanted to instil in the business is complete and honest transparency. He was so tired of having to investigate every obscure ingredient used in products. In a way to hide the nasty ingredients, companies will use names and numbers so that you have no idea just how harmful the product is to our health.
How crazy that companies today still include ingredients that cause us cancer! So, David decided, enough was enough. Time to fully disclose every single ingredient we use in every single product.
At D+T, we are very aware of our footprint as a business. Not just with CO2 emissions, but also the impact we have on our animal friends.
D+T is 100% palm oil free. We do use an ingredient called Carnauba Wax which is palm-free based on the fact it is not manufactured using materials derived from the species Elaeis Guineensis (palm tree).
We do not use any synthetics or fragrances. The awesome scent that you smell when you apply our beautiful organic beard oils is created from essential oils farmed from herbs and fruits in Australia.
One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, is to look after this temple, our body. For the past 13 years, I have sustained a healthy vegan diet; because I care about what I put in my body. Just as important, I choose what I use on my skin. Hence, I created a range of products that are 100% organic, natural, vegan and cruelty free.
For your interest here is a full list of all our ingredients.
Organic Base Oils:
Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerine (Vegetable/Palm Free, liquid derived from vegetable fats).
*Please note, where it says other vegetable oils it is oils from Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Oil and Sunflower Oil
Shea Nut Butter, Cold Press Coconut Oil, Carnauba Wax, Bentonite Clay, Xanthum Gum (Is a fed glucose derived from corn.).
*Please note we are also aware of the impact coconut oil has on our animal friends and the planet. We have contacted our supplier and have been assured that no animals are harmed in getting the coconuts and derived from an established plantation. No forest were destroyed in planting coconut tress.
Organic Essential Oils:
Bergamont, Rosemary, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Pine Douglas, Orange, Peppermint, Lavendar.
Where we can we source from Australia so that there is less shipping involved. We do not use any chemicals, parabeans, or alcohols. We have spent scrupulous amounts of time investigating where all our ingredients come from and how they are delivered to us.
We are not a massive company, we work with a couple of people to help with the day to day operation. We have actually made a very conscious decision to stream line things so that we can keep down costs and keep everything handmade.
All of our packaging is recycled. Everything from the paper we use to print the receipts on, to the boxes to the sticky tape to the paper we wrap the boxes in and even the pellets we use to protect the tins and bottles are all recycled.
Again, where we can we only support small local business to get our packaging from. Again so our foot print is small. We have no interest in getting anything from China. Even though it is much cheaper we have no idea how it is made, where it is made not to even talk about the enormous footprint we leave in shipping.
So everything is handcrafted in small batches by David Rafter. David us extremely particular about this, as he want to ensure every product that leaves D+T is totally amazing. David wants you to feel just as rad as he does when he makes every product.
At D+T we not only care about you, we care about our planet and our beautiful animal friends.