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Health and Safety

Natural Earth Paints were developed with safety first in mind. Our paints are safe, certified non-toxic, and natural. They have been tested by government approved toxicologists and third party labs and are 100% non-toxic.

A few precautionary words:

Take care not to inhale the dry powders. Although they are natural and non-toxic pigments, you never want to inhale large amounts of anything into your lungs, even dust. Scooping a small amount onto a palette and mixing with a binder shouldn't create dust but if you find that you are creating dust or are concerned, wear a nosh certified respirator.

We take pride in all of our products because:

Our products have very few ingredients, usually 2-5, and all are natural, non-toxic and sustainably harvested. Our Natural Face Paint kits contain Certified Organic ingredients.

Our paints have been tested and conform to safety standard ASTMD-4236

All of our products are safe to wash down the sink.

Did you know.........

Arts and crafts products rarely list ingredients.

Artist's pigments are commonly made from petrochemicals, and the actual hazards of these materials are not always known. Heavy metal-based pigments and paints are very hazardous to your health and should be avoided at all costs.

Synthetic pigments that have never been tested for toxicity can be labeled "non-toxic." The reason? There is no data to prove otherwise.

Children's arts and crafts paints are exempt from consumer paint lead laws. They often contain lead, cadmium, and a host of toxic ingredients like formaldehyde (a carcinogen), one of the most common paint preservatives. 

Some of the most dangerously toxic conventional oil paints include:

  • antimony white
  • barium yellow
  • cadmium red, orange, and yellow
  • chrome orange, and chrome yellow
  • cobalt violet, cobalt yellow, cobalt blue
  • cobalt yellow
  • lead white, flake white
  • lithol red
  • manganese violet
  • molybdate orange
  • naples yellow
  • strontium yellow
  • vermilion
  • zinc yellow

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