The manufacturer of Sands Alive! claims that its play sand product consists of all-natural sand with antibacterial ingredients, but the company refuses to reveal its specific composition due to patent issues. The company lists natural sand and a food-grade binding agent as the ingredients of Sands Alive!
Sands Alive! is a moldable, sand-based toy by Play Visions that claims to be nontoxic, non-drying and easy to clean up. To assuage any worry about potential allergens, Play Visions explains that the product includes natural sand and no seashells, wheat, gluten or oats. Also excluded are dairy, nuts, latex and glycerin. The manufacturer assures that the product is water-soluble and dissolves if a child ingests it.