Don’t freak out! Most articles like this are written by journalists or bloggers whose main goal is to get followers, sell books or ad space and ultimately make money. The alarming nature of the title alone is enough to make you read it and pass it along on Facebook.
The scary contents is enough to make you veer away from the product even though we don’t really know if it may be true or not.
It seems they are more focused on the fact that Tom’s was purchased by Colgate-Palmolive of New York in 2006. They state that the company is not in Maine at all……
Tom’s of Maine was actually founded in Kennebunk, Maine, by Tom and Kate Chappell in 1970 and Colgate-Palmolive does not own the entire company. They are just major share holders.
The Articles mislead you into thinking every product by Tom’s is a conspiracy theory but in fact they are only focusing on the toothpaste.
Ready for facts?
Fact 1 - Tom's of Maine is not the only earthy beauty company backed by a major American corporation. Rather, it's a common trend in the world of personal care products.
Large companies are actively pursuing sales of "green" beauty products because consumers are buying more of these products and they want in on the profits.
Because the personal care industry has been self-regulated since 1938, there are no labeling regulations about natural or organic personal care (except for state legislation in California that requires any product sold and marketed in California as organic to contain 70 percent organic content), anything goes when it comes to claims, so many -- especially in conventional retailers -- are unsubstantiated.