Tom's of Maine is a brandname and manufacturer of natural-ingredients-only personal care products, a partially owned subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006. The company's products are intentionally made without ingredients that are either chemically derived, have a negative environmental impact, or are tested on animals. While most of its products are vegan, some contain propolis and/or beeswax sourced from bees. Tom's of Maine was founded by Tom and Kate Chappell in 1970 with US$5,000. The company is based in Kennebunk, Maine, USA and is currently a division of multinational conglomerate Colgate-Palmolive. Tom's of Maine has approximately 150 employees. Its approximately 90 oral- and body-care products are sold at more than 40,000 retail outlets worldwide.
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