This is legally defined as:

an unprocessed chemical occurring in a natural environment, or, a chemical occurring in a natural environment that is extracted without chemical change by:

  • manual, mechanical or gravitational means; or
  • dissolution in water; or
  • flotation; or
  • a process of heating for the sole purpose of removing uncombined water

It's important to note that chemical ingredients that are derived from natural sources, such as plant essences and minerals, may not meet this because of the process used to extract the chemical from its source.

Ingredients that are labelled or marketed as ‘natural’, ‘organic’ or ‘pure’ often do not meet the legal definition of a naturally-occurring chemical.

 

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