California Prop 65

What is Prop 65?

Prop 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires for all California businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings to all California consumers if a product does contain any of the chemicals/substances listed by OEHHA ( that is known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warning is a requirement even in instances where the chemical substance has been detected in miniscule/trace amounts where the OEHHA safe harbor levels have not been identified and even when the exposure limit is below FDA, ANSI, and WHO guidelines. Prop 65 warning is not required if the exposure to the chemical is below the safe harbor levels. A Prop 65 warning does not mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees are exempt from the warning requirement and discharge prohibition of Prop 65.

Are GuruNanda products affected by Prop 65?

As an essential oil and aromatherapy specialist, GuruNanda continues to ensure our product meet Prop 65 requirements. Our essential oils are sourced based on its 100% pure and natural attributes, nothing added, nothing removed. Our products contain naturally occurring elements which are derived from naturally grown plants without any additives, preservatives, or adulterants. GuruNanda uses stringent testing with quality guidelines for all our essential oils and diffusers. All our essential oils are tested and analyzed from the farm level through the finished packaged goods. This is to ensure all our essential oils remain 100% pure and natural through the filling processes which are supported by our GCMS reports. We further conduct C14 analysis when an essential oil has been suspected to have any special fluctuations in the GCMS reports to ensure the absence of any synthetic additions by error or fault.

Prop 65 only requires a warning on a product if the exposing chemical is above the safe harbor limits.

You can continue to enjoy GuruNanda aromatherapy 100% pure and natural essential oils to promote a natural, healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

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