We’re taking a break, to honor Juneteenth and restock inventory. Orders placed today will not be shipped until Monday, June 28, 2021.

“At MICOPEIA our products are a reflection of our heritage, and in a world that’s constantly changing, taking care of ourselves and each other is a tradition that shouldn’t have to be compromised.”  

- Rashon A. Massey, Founder of MICOPEIA

 

With so many brands changing their practices, recipes and ingredients without notifying their customers, MICOPEIA has begun compiling an ongoing list of ingredients that we will NEVER use in our products. While the list is not complete, the list does reflect many of the common harmful, toxic and unnecessary chemicals and additives used in both wellness and skincare products today, and MICOPEIA remains committed to never using any of these ingredients and/or compromising your health for profits.

 

Greatly inspired by our friends at Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage, we are proud to stand alongside brands committed to providing the highest quality of wellness possible to all communities!

 

 

List of Ingredients We Avoid

A

Acesulfame K, acesulfame potassium, or Ace K, Acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides, Advantame, Aerosol sprays with chlorofluorocarbon, Allulose, Aluminum ammonium sulfate, Aluminum-containing additives, Aluminum calcium silicate, Aluminum potassium sulfate, Aluminum sodium phosphate, Aluminum sodium sulfate, Aluminum sulfate, Ammonium aluminum sulfate, Ammonium chloride, Ammonium hydroxide, Antibiotic and antifungal food preservatives, Antibiotics in animal food production, Anoxomer, Apricot kernels (aka B-17), Artificial colors, Artificial emulsifiers, Artificial fats, Artificial flavors, Artificial preservatives, Artificial sweeteners,Aspartame, Astaxanthin—artificial, Azo dyes, Azodicarbonamide

B

Bacteriophage preparations, Benzoates in food, Benzoyl peroxide, Benzyl alcohol, BHA, BHT, Bleached flour, Bromated flour, Bromates, Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), BST (bovine somatotropin), Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

C

Caffeine—added to products to either boost their caffeine content or to have a stimulant effect, Calcium bromate, Calcium disodium EDTA, Calcium peroxide, Calcium propionate, Calcium saccharin, Calcium sorbate, Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate, Caprenin, Caprocaprylobehenin (aka Caprenin), Caramel Color II, III & IV, Carmine, Certified colors, Chemically modified fats, Coal tar derivatives, Cocoa butter substitute primarily from high-oleic safflower or sunflower oil, Cocoa butter substitute primarily from palm oil, Cottonseed oil

D

Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione, Diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides (DATEM), Dimethylpolysiloxane, Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS), Disodium calcium EDTA, Disodium dihydrogen EDTA, Disodium guanylate (GMP), Disodium inosinate (IMP), Drinks that contain added caffeine and/or other stimulants such as theobromine and gaurana

E

Equal®, Erythorbic acid, Erythrosine (aka Red #3), Ethoxyquin, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), Ethyl vanillin, Ethylene oxide, EverSweet™

F

FD & C Food colors, Flour Bleaching Agents & Chemical Dough Conditioners, Foie gras, Fresh dairy products from confinement dairies, Fresh dairy products from cows given rBGH (recombinant BGH)

G

Glucose-fructose syrup, GM (Genetically Modified) products, Glycols, Guarana

H

Hepta-, hexa-, and Octa-esters of sucrose (aka Olestra), High fructose corn syrup, Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oil

I

Iron oxide—synthetic and non-synthetic, Irradiated foods, Isoglucose

L

Lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides, Lead soldered cans, Litesse®

M

Methyl silicon, Methylene chloride, Methylparaben, Mica-based pearlescent pigments, Mineral oil, Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), Mycose (aka trehalose or tremalose)

N

Natamycin (aka pimaricin), Necta Sweet®, Neotame, Newtame, Nisin, Nitrates/nitrites, NutraSweet®

O

Olestra, Oxystearin

P

Parabens, Partially hydrogenated oil, Petrolatum, Phosphoric acid, Pimaricin (aka Natamycin), Polydextrose, Polydimethylsiloxane, Polysorbates (10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, etc.)—in foods, Potassium benzoate, Potassium bisulfite, Potassium bromate, Potassium metabisulfite, Potassium nitrate, Potassium sorbate in food, Propionates, Propionic acid, Propyl gallate, Propylene glycol, Propylene oxide (PPO) pasteurized almonds, Propylparaben, Pure Via™, Pyroligneous acid—artificial

R

Ractopamine, rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone), Reb D and Reb M, Rebiana, Resistant Starch Type 4, RNA interference (RNAi) 

S

Saccharin, Sodium aluminum phosphate, Sodium aluminum sulfate, Sodium benzoates, Sodium bisulfite, Sodium diacetate, Sodium erythorbate, Sodium glutamate, Sodium hexametaphosphate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium metabisulfite, Sodium nitrate/nitrite, Sodium propionate, Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate (aka SSL), Sodium sulfite, Sodium thiosulfate, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Solvent extracted oils as standalone ingredient, Sorbic acid in food, Soy leghemoglobin, Splenda®, STA-LITE®, Stannous chloride, Steviol glycosides—GMO produced stevia glycosides, Sucralose, Sucroglycerides, Sucrose acetate isobutyrate, Sucrose polyester (aka Olestra), Sugar Twin®, Sulfites, Sunette®, Sweet ‘n Low®, Sweet One®

T

Tara gum, TBHQ, Tetrasodium EDTA, Theobromine—as an added ingredient, Titanium dioxide—in food, Toasted partially defatted cooked cottonseed flour, Trans fats—man made, Transglutaminase, TREHA® (aka trehalose or mycose), Trehalose (aka mycose or tremalose), Tremalose (aka trehalose or mycose), Truvia®

U

Ultramarine blue

V

Vanillin—artificial, Vanillin or vanilla made from GMO microorganisms

Antibacterial products (soaps, body washes, wipes, toothpastes, and hand sanitizers), Acetone, Aluminum or alcloxa, Artificial colors (FD&C, D&C), Artificial fragrances, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT, Coal tar, DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide), DHEA, Formaldehyde & formaldehyde donors, Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils, Hydroquinone, Isopropyl alcohol, Mineral oil, petroleum, & petrolatum, Parabens, Phthalates, Pregnenolone, Propyl gallate, Propylene glycol, Sodium Laurel Sulfates, Talc, Testosterone cream, Toluene, Triclosan

non-naturally occurring Caffeine, Carrageenan, Fructose, GMOs, Modified food starches—modified corn starch, tapioca starch, potato starch, wheat starch, etc., Natural flavors, Titanium dioxide