Learn about our rigorous testing, our commitment to sustainable practices and discover a comprehensive glossary of our natural ingredients, tools, materials and terms.
A look inside the Ember Lab
We strive to be completely transparent about where our ingredients are made and harvested and will search for answers when we don't have them. Our raw argan oil, for example, is sourced from a women’s cooperative that works within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, ensuring the protection and reforestation of argan trees as well as supporting the social and economic welfare of the women involved.
No Harsh Chemicals
Our products are always formulated without harsh chemicals and compounds including: Parabens like Propylparaben and Iosbutylparaben, Fragrance, Chemical UV filters, Octinoxate and Oxybenzone, Diethanolamine (DEA), Triclosan, Phthalates like Dibutyl phthalate, Sodium laureth sulphate (SLS), Formaldehyde, Polyethylene (PEGs) like PEG-10 laurate, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Working towards true sustainability is always at the core of what we do. We strive to make all of our packaging recyclable, using only what is necessary to house the product and nothing more, avoiding excess lamination, inks, and inserts (where possible) that are difficult to recycle. All shipping boxes including shipping inserts and fill are 100% recyclable or biodegradable.
Quality control is intimately linked to the production of every bottle at Ember Wellness. At our ISO 17025 Laboratory Tested facility, all raw materials used are tested to meet our strict specifications that ensure a product’s adherence to all relevant Health Canada guidelines. Every single material is rigorously tested for:
Identity is tested to ensure that the ingredient matches the species it is claimed to be; always ensuring that the ingredient matches the label.
Potency is tested to ensure the ingredient is at the strength it is claimed to be.
Testing for oxidation ensures our products maintain the highest levels of quality and freshness, as well as the lowest level of peroxide, all the way through to expiration. When we say our products are totally clean, we mean it and stand behind it. You are truly getting the maximum benefits from each bottle with the minimum amount of ingredients.
Purity is tested to ensure all our ingredients are free from contaminants. These contaminants include:
Heavy metals/ Heavy metal testing guarantees the safety of our products from elements such as cadmium, copper, lead, and nickel.
Over 80 different pesticides, Total PCBs, Solvent residues/ Our testing ensures our products are completely free of these harmful contaminants.
Microbial contamination and toxins/ Our testing guarantees our products are free from microbial contamination, as well as any residue these bacteria can produce.