Mother Dirt products are never tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients. All safety data we use is from non-animal based studies.
Because we believe in being fully honest and transparent, we want to make you aware that Mother Dirt has a science partnership with AOBiome, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in high level bio-therapeutic research and testing.
The FDA requires animal testing as part of their process to ensure that pharmaceuticals are both safe and effective. There is currently legally no way around this process. These are not Mother Dirt products. AOBiome products are different in formulation and are produced in a separate facility. Mother Dirt does not exert influence over work conducted by AOBiome, and vice versa.
AOBiome is committed to working with the FDA to find alternatives to animal testing whenever possible and to minimize animal testing when no alternative is available and is a contributing member of the ASCCT, a scientific society dedicated to the promotion of toxicology testing and research that reduces and replaces the use of animals.
We are extremely sensitive to issues surrounding animal testing and have always followed the belief that being as transparent as possible is the best policy. To that end, please let us know if you have any follow up questions.