The Mother Dirt 4 Product Bundle $99.00

Includes the AO+ Mist, Moisturizer, Shampoo & Cleanser.
All Sizes TSA Compliant

Head-to-toe coverage that restores and maintains good bacteria so your skin can do better with less.

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Clinically researched:

Reduces dependence on products like deodorants, moisturizers, and makeup.

Improves skin clarity by 35% in 4 weeks.

Improves the look and feel of dry and uneven skin by 35% in 4 weeks.

All of our products are certified for compatibility with the skin's natural microbiome.

Suitable for dry, oily, and sensitive skin types.

All 4 of our Standard Size Products, TSA friendly.

Preservative-free. Unfragranced. Family-friendly. Plant-based.


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WHY DO I NEED THIS?
WE'VE BEEN TOO CLEAN

We've long believed that bacteria on the skin are harmful. This has shaped our products and routines so that bacteria cannot live on the skin.
 
 
OUR SKIN IS STRUGGLING

As we've gotten "cleaner", we're having more problems with our skin. The issues we are seeing today are virtually non-existent in less developed parts of the world.

SKIN NEEDS GOOD BACTERIA

Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, the same is true for our skin. Science is showing that modern chemistry and lifestyles have removed crucial bacteria from our skin.

 
THE PRODUCTS
AO+ MIST

Live probiotic spray that improves the look and feel of your skin. Contains live Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria, a microorganism that once lived on our skin but has been removed with modern hygiene and lifestyles.


SHAMPOO

This shampoo is formulated to help keep the ecosystem of the scalp and hair in balance. Your hair will need less and look better. Safe for color treated hair.

 



CLEANSER

Gentle formula for the face and body that cleans without removing good bacteria. Users also find the foamy texture works great at removing makeup and/or as a shaving cream.



Moisturizer

This clear & nourishing formula is excellent for face and wherever you have dry patches that need hydrating. Formulated to mimic the natural skin barrier, it replenishes essential components typically removed with modern cleansing products.

HOW TO USE IT
AO+ MIST

Shake before each use. Focus on sweat prone areas. Mist twice a day or more (after showering, before workouts, and even before bed).

Shampoo

Use on wet hair, lather up, and rinse. (and it does lather!) 20% users find they can skip conditioner altogether. Those with thicker or curlier hair typically still need it. Find what works for you.

Cleanser

Use on the face and body, just like you would any cleanser or body wash. Pump into your hands, lather onto wet skin, and rinse. Less is more - no need to lather up every square inch.

Moisturizer

A little goes a long way, so start with one small pump and add more as needed. Apply anywhere you need it, on the face or body. Use before or after your AO+ Mist.


RESULTS
SIMPLER ROUTINE


BETTER SKIN


• Restores Natural Balance

• Improves oily & dry skin

• Helps sensitive skin

• Skin is softer, smoother
WATER SAVED


INGREDIENTS & CARE
AO+ MIST

Water, live cultured ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB), disodium phosphate, magnesium chloride (natural salts). More about the AOB Strain: Nitrosomonas eutropha Non-GMO No fragrance or scent

US Patent 7820420
Because we don't use preservatives, our products have a shelf life.

Best used by:
Refrigerated: within 6 months
Room temp: within 4 weeks
SHAMPOO

Aqua (water), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (plant-based cleanser), Lauramidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleanser), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Chloride, Squalane (olive oil-derived conditioner), Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Extract (softener)

SHELF LIFE
Because we don't use preservatives, our products have a shelf life.

No refrigeration
necessary.

Best used by:
6 months after opening.
CLEANSER

Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleanser), Coco Glucoside (plant-based cleanser), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (moisture-binding), Hydroxypropylcellulose (thickener), Hydrolyzed Quinoa (moisture-binding)

SHELF LIFE
Because we don't use preservatives, our products have a shelf life.

No refrigeration
necessary.

Best used by:
8 weeks after opening.
MOISTURIZER

Squalene (from olive), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (from coconut), Linoleic Acid, Phytosterols, Phospholipids, Tocopherol (antioxidant)

SHELF LIFE
Because we don't use preservatives, our products have a shelf life.

No refrigeration
necessary.

Best used by:
6 months after opening.
SCIENCE
BIOME-FRIENDLY

Every ingredient and formula is screened with a unique process we've developed to ensure it is friendly to the ecosystem of the skin, the skin microbiome.

 
 
AOBs ON THE SKIN

The most sensitive bacteria we test with are AOBs (the same bacteria found in the AO+ Mist) AOBs play a keystone role in the skin's ecosystem.

 
 
CLINICAL RESEARCH

It's not just about skin care, it's about skin health. This is why our research partner, AOBiome, is dedicated to clinical research on AOBs as a treatment for skin disorders.

 
BIOME FRIENDLY
OUR CRITERIA & PATENT-PENDING PROCESS:
Our mission is to develop products that restore and nurture the skin biome. To do this, we had to develop strict criteria and processes for ingredient selection, formulation, packaging, and manufacturing.

We use AOB as our core measurement for testing biome-friendliness. Here's what that means: AOB are one of the most sensitive microorganisms on our skin. Because of this, we believe by formulating a product that's friendly to AOB means that it will also be friendly to the other delicate microorganisms of the biome as well.

We've developed a patent-pending assay that we use to screen all our ingredients and the final formula to ensure that it's A-OK for AOBs.
WHY WE'RE PRESERVATIVE- FREE:
One of our early findings was that preservatives have a negative affect on AOB. This shouldn't be surprising because preservatives exist for the sole purpose of preventing bacteria and other microorganisms from growing in products. No wonder AOB didn't do well with preservatives, and why you won't find them in our formulas.

In theory, the motivation for including preservatives is a good one, but at the time, we didn't know what potential effect preservatives have on our skin biome. This is a new factor to consider.
INGREDIENT SELECTION:
This goes beyond our screening process. When sourcing ingredients, we've found many raw materials on their own already come with a preservative. We had to be very careful about our process to make sure we were always starting with unpreserved raw materials.
EXPIRATION DATES:
We develop products that nurture and feed a living ecosystem, without ingredients meant to inhibit or kill. This is why our products all come with an expiration date that's counted in weeks, not years.
PACKAGING & MANUFACTURING:
We had to recreate parts of this process. We manufacture and package our products with strict criteria to ensure that they are 100% pure when they arrive at your door.

Our packaging is selected for maximal protection of the product inside, requiring us to use pharmaceutical grade packaging for products like the AO+ Mist. We include an expiration date on each product so that you know when to discard them.
LEARN MORE:
Learn more about our forumaltion process and products at BiomeFriendly.com
FAQS
AO+ Mist

Do I need to refrigerate it?
We recommend storing your mist in the refrigerator prior to first use. Refrigerating your AO+ Mist will keep it potent and active for 6 months.

Once you open your AO+ Mist, it's OK to leave it at room temperature, and keep it handy for use. After 4 weeks at room temperature, the bacteria will start to lose activity. Most people find that it takes them 3 - 4 weeks to use a bottle of AO+ Mist.

The shampoo is not temperature sensitive. While refrigeration will give you a cool lather, it will not extend shelf life, which is 6 months after the first pump of the bottle.

What if my AO+ Mist arrives and it's warm or hot?
While Mother Dirt shipments may not always arrive feeling very cold, they should not be very warm or hot either. The bacteria can withstand higher temps (remember they come from nature where some temperatures reach very high), but we do take precautions with our packaging to protect the product from extreme temperatures encountered in-transit (such as sitting in a truck on a hot day).

What if the AO+ Mist doesn't work for me?
We know that everyone's microbiome is unique, and as a result, not everyone will respond the same way. Let us know if it's not working for you and we'll issue a refund.

Can I continue to use soap and other products while using the AO+ Mist?
Yes. We'll never recommend that you abandon products you love. (Some of us at Mother Dirt still stick by our favorite conditioner, makeup, and natural deodorant.) We encourage you to experiment and see what works best for you. As best practice, we recommend applying the AO+ Mist as the very last step in your skincare routine, after all other products have had a moment to absorb.

Mother Dirt Shampoo and Face & Body Cleanser were designed specifically to be compatible with the AO+ Mist, and most off-the-shelf products are not considered biome-friendly. Some oils, such as coconut oil, are biome-friendly (as long as they are preservative and added-fragrance free), and will not harm the good bacteria on the skin.

Is the AO+ Mist okay to use on my kids?
The AO+ Mist and Mother Dirt products are safe for use on children. Our ingredients are on each of the product pages, please feel free to run them by a pediatrician or doctor if you would like.

What if I want to remove the AO+ Mist from my skin once I've applied it?
If for any reason you would like to remove the AO+Mist from the skin, it can easily be removed with conventional soap and warm water.

Does the AO+ Mist have a scent?
The AO+ Mist has no scent.


Shampoo

Do I need to refrigerate it?
The shampoo is not temperature sensitive. While refrigeration will give you a cool lather, it will not extend shelf life, which is 6 months after the first pump of the bottle.

Does the shampoo contain live bacteria?
The shampoo does not contain live AOB, but it's specifically formulated to nurture the good bacteria that you get from your AO+ Mist.

I dye my hair, can I use the shampoo?
Absolutely! The shampoo is safe for color treated hair.

Can I still use my conditioner?
20% of users find that they don't need to use conditioner with the shampoo. However, if you find that you need to use it - no problem! Just keep the conditioner away from the roots and it's all good.

Is the Shampoo scented?
The Shampoo has a very light scent of rosewater (one of the ingredients).

Is the Shampoo okay to use on my kids?
The Shampoo and other Mother Dirt products are safe for use on children. Our ingredients are on each of the product pages, please feel free to run them by a pediatrician or doctor if you would like.


Face & Body Cleanser

Do I need to refrigerate it?
The cleanser is not temperature sensitive. While refrigeration will give you a cool lather, it will not extend the shelf life, which is 8 weeks after the first pump of the bottle.

Does the cleanser contain live bacteria?
The cleanser does not contain live AOB, but it's specifically formulated to nurture the good bacteria that you get from your AO+ Mist, keeping your scalp biome healthy.

Can I still use my shaving cream, and/or moisturizer?
Yes. We'll never recommend that you abandon products you love. We encourage you to experiment and see what works best for you. As best practice, we recommend applying the Mist as the very last step in your cleansing and skincare routine, after all other products have had a moment to absorb.

Mother Dirt Shampoo and Cleanser were designed specifically to be compatible with the AO+ Mist, and most off-the-shelf products are not considered biome-friendly. Some oils, such as coconut oil, are biome-friendly (as long as they are preservative and added-fragrance free), and will not harm the good bacteria on the skin.

Is the Cleanser scented?
The Cleanser has a very light scent of rosewater (one of the ingredients).

Is the Cleanser okay to use on my kids?
The Cleanser and Mother Dirt products are safe for use on children. Our ingredients are on each of the product pages, please feel free to run them by a pediatrician or doctor if you would like.
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