\nWhat kind of ingredients do you use?\nWe are focused on sourcing natural ingredients for inclusion in all of our formulations, including our ongoing commitment to using sustainable palm and vegetable oil in our broad range of bath \u0026amp; body soaps.\nAre your products 100% natural?\nWe endeavour to use natural or naturally derived ingredients where possible without compromising safety and effectiveness of the product. Where required to maintain product safety and integrity, low levels of preservatives are used. These are kept to a minimum and are well below the maximum legislative limits set. All products currently manufactured are paraben free.\nAre your products tested on animals?\nNo. We share the public’s concern that animals should not be used to test cosmetics and toiletries products. Thus, all our formulations are free from animal ingredients, with the exception of bee products taken from the honeycomb (i.e. honey and beeswax), and are suitable for use by vegetarians.\n\nDo you use microbeads in your products?\nARRAN Sense of Scotland is aware of customer concern over the use of polyethylene or alternative plastic microbeads, used as scrub agents in personal care products and their adverse impact on our marine environment and marine wildlife. Therefore, we do not use plastic microbeads as scrub agents in any of our products. Currently we use natural based scrub agents as listed:\nLoofah in our facial scrubA natural exfoliant from ground Loofah, a member of the tropical vine of the cucumber family. The fruit is allowed to fully ripen and dry on the vine prior to harvest and grinding.\nOatmeal, bran and wheat grain in our vegetable soapsGrain or husk of grains used as gentle scrub agents\nPumice in our foot scrub barPumice is a volcanic rock that is ground to a particular size of particle for use as a scrub agent\nSea salt in our salt and oil scrubSea salt crystals from the evaporation of sea water.