`Halal` includes everything, that ALLAH has allowed us. Excluded are the things, who are `haram`, so forbidden.
The principle of `Halal` is something godly, wonderful and complete. With the things He has allowed, he wants to do us something good. But not only us, but also animals and our environment.
From our point of view, the interpretation of ‘halal’ nowadays is not complete and not enough.
Therefore there are products who are called ‘halal’ but still damage our body, the environment, the animals and other human beings. Can it really be ‘halal’ when silicone and waste from the petroleum industry strains our body in the long term? Or are animal experiments arguable in an islamic way?
The ‘Classic’ Halal principles:
- Free of ingredients, who are obtained by animals who are forbidden for muslims respectively not slaughtered correctly regarding the Shariah
- Free of material or genetic changed organism, who are impure ( Najis) regarding Shariah
- While producing and while the product is being stocked, the product does not encounter anything, which is not seen as pure from the Shariah. Should the productline be divided with products, who are not halal, a complete cleaning of the facility and the equipment was already done
- Free of aliphatic alcohol
- Free of irradiated raw materials
Additional ‘Al Balsam Halal&Fair’ conditions:
- No animal experiments
- No synthetic fragrance or colorant
- No ingredients of the petrochemistry (parrafins, PEG, -propynes-, etc.)
- No silicon oil and- derivates
- Fair payments of the component suppliers while buying the ingredients. We especially support the women cooperatives in Morocco, our provider of argan oil, rosewater and essential oil
- Fair contact with all employees
- CO2 –neutral and recyclable packages
In our view, being fair is the component, which is missing nowadays in the understanding of ‘halal’.
Being fair to people: In Islam we are responsible to treat our body well. We will even be asked about it on the day of Judgment. That’s why we should also take care of our biggest organ, our skin. Besides, we also want the people who work on the production of our cosmetics to be treated fairly.
Being fair to animals: Cosmetic works also without animal ingredients! That’s how you can absolutely ensure in an easy way, that no animal had to suffer, for example, from industrial livestock farming. Of course animal experiments are also taboo.
Being fair to the environment: Our ingredients are organic for the most part. Besides we abdicate unnecessary packages and therefore use recyclable material.
It does not belong to the aliphatic alcohols, but is a fatty alcohol of vegetable oil. It is used as a emulsifying agent and smoothes the skin and retains the moisture (emulsify agents are adjuvants, who serves to mix two non-mixable liquids, for example oil and water, to a fine separated mixture, the so called emulsion, and to blend and to stabilize).