Original Sprout makes safe and effective products that parents can count on. Original Sprout was founded in 2003 as a true labor of love by a top hairstylist in Santa Barbara, when she was a new mom. She sought to make products with ingredients that were safe to use on the sensitive skin of her daughter, and that other mothers and fathers could trust. Inspired by the needs of many parents who were asking her for detangling and styling advice, a full line of products was slowly developed. Original Sprout has grown into a complete collection of soothing shampoos, conditioners, styling and body care products for the entire family, all produced and packaged in California, USA. Formulated without any irritants such as parabens and phthalates, Original Sprout also does not include ingredients such as lavender and tea-tree oil, which have been linked to hormone disruption in children. Our vegan and cruelty-free products are each individually tested as non-toxic, safe, and effective. Our proprietary formulas contain nourishing extracts from fruits, vegetables and flowers, the whole family can enjoy. We're not just for babies anymore!
Let's Talk EWG, Shall We?
Original Sprout is not on the EWG approved product list because it is not the consumer watchdog they claim to be. EWG charges a fee calculated as a percentage of total revenues in exchange for permission to affix their decal of approval. Hardly a sign of independence. They do no lab testing and no verification of ingredients. The reports they generate for consumers, and their decals affixed to product packaging, are misleading at best and we refuse to pay for that practice. Original Sprout products are clinically tested by independent labs and are confirmed hypoallergenic, non-allergenic, dermatologist tested, pediatrician tested, cruelty-free and safe. Moreover, we ship product all over the world and are required to provide independent test results in order to enter some countries, the E.U. in particular where 1,328 ingredients have already been banned. EWG is not interested in these test results, nor are they willing to do their own testing. They only want a percentage of our sales revenues in order to give us the EWG blessing. We say no thanks. We prefer to put our money towards making Original Sprout products the safest and most effective they can be while protecting our planet for future Sprout generations.