At Volcanics, we never add toxic, harsh or harmful preservatives to our products. Some of the natural preservative agents you will find on our labels include:
Citric Acid: weak organic acid found in citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes and grapefruits
- Caprylhydroxamic Acid: an amino acid found in coconut oil
- Tea Tree Oil: an essential oil with antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It is from the leaves of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
- Lactobacillus Ferment: a probiotic based ingredient created by the fermentation of Lactobacillus in a defined growth medium. Lactobacillus is one of the species of microorganisms used to produce fermented products such as sauerkraut and kimchi, a Korean dietary staple, from cabbage. Like many members of the lactic acid bacteria family, Lactobacillus is capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment. However, in addition to acidifying its environment, Lactobacillus also produces novel antimicrobial peptides, also known as bacteriocins, that are capable of providing broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. During the manufacturing process, lysozyme is added to the ferment filtrate to facilitate a controlled cell lysis. This step helps ensure the release of the antimicrobial peptides for maximized activity.