Essential Oils: We advise not to use essential oils on children under 2 years old, and to use undiluted oil on children under 12 years old. This applies for our Essentials, Aromatherapy and Antiseptic & Anti-fungal range as well as for Tea Tree Cold Sore Cream. Skin patch test prior to use if concerned about sensitivity or using the product for the first time. To perform a skin patch test, place 1 drop further up the arm where the child is unable to lick or swallow the product. If any irritation, redness or sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
All other Thursday Plantation products range are safe to use on children.
Thursday Plantation products are suitable for all skin types. However, if you have specific concern, Thursday Plantation provides different ranges that target specific skin problems, from acne to skin ageing.
Everyone is different and therefore, we advise to skin patch test products prior to use, especially for our Essential and Aromatherapy oil range.
To perform a skin patch test, place 1 drop on the wrist and leave for 24-48hours. If any sign of redness, itching, or irritation appears, discontinue using the product. For young children, we recommend to place 1 drop further up the arm where the child is unable to lick or swallow the product.
The Thursday Plantation range is suitable for vegans except for Tea Tree Lip Guard, which contains beeswax.
Integria Healthcare, the makers of Thursday Plantation, do not perform animal testing on any Thursday Plantation products.
Since 2006 the Thursday Plantation brand now forms part of the Integria Healthcare company portfolio. Cruelty Free is a company accreditation, therefore all products sold by the company have to be reviewed, not just the Thursday Plantation products. Since becoming one company, Integria Healthcare sells over 2000 products and has made the strategic decision not to apply for Cruelty Free accreditation due to the resource allocation required to complete the review.
This decision in no way changes the fact that animal testing is not carried out our products, merely that we have chosen to no longer seek this accreditation.
Where possible we choose to use ingredients derived from coconut, soybean, grapeseed or sunflower oils, however. Some Thursday Plantation products contain palm oil or palm oil derivatives. Where such an ingredient is used, it is sourced from sustainable palm oil plantations. Palm oil derived ingredients are used in Thursday Plantation products to replace synthetic ingredients, moving forward it is our plan to replace even sustainable ingredients with other vegetable based ingredients.
Thursday Plantation has been part of Integria Healthcare since 2006. Integria Healthcare is an Australian operated company which owns Thursday Plantation and other iconic Australian health brands, including Thompson’s, Eagle and Mediherb. Being part of Integria Healthcare is a great opportunity to help Thursday Plantation better deliver against our mission of producing high quality personal care products derived from nature’s oils, available to everyone, everywhere. The Ballina manufacturing facility remains at the heart of the Thursday Plantation production process. Our head offices are located in Brisbane and Sydney.
There is no scientific evidence that demonstrates that topical products containing gluten should be problematic for Coeliacs. Coeliac Queensland states that topical preparations containing gluten will not affect those diagnosed with coeliac disease.
If you have Coeliac Disease and would like further reassurance, please call Coeliac Australia (Helpline 1300 458 836) or check with your local GP.