Why should you choose

certified organic

personal care products?

  1. skin

          is the largest organ of the body and absorbs a lot of what it encounters every day

Studies have shown that chemical absorption through the skin can occur without being noticed.

Some products even contain "penetration enhancers" like propylene glycol that actually increase the amount of a product that enters the body through the skin.

  1. using beauty products

    certified to an organic standard reduces your skin's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals

Non-organic plants are commonly exposed to pesticides and other chemicals that can stay with the plant as it makes its way as a raw material into your personal care products.

other hidden contaminants

Phthalates

Phthalates have been banned from cosmetics in the European Union, but still remain prevalent in U.S. products. Testing conducted by the Environmental Working Group found phthalates in nearly 75% of 72 name-brand products, though none of these products listed phthalates as ingredients.

Genetically Modified Organisms

Currently, GMO-labeling is a requirement in Europe, but not in the U.S. This means that companies can use Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in creating products without disclosing this on the label. Choosing certified organic products means no GMOs were used to create the product. 

Ethoxylated Ingredients 

Many non-organic certified soaps are made with ethoxylated sudsing agents that contain 1.4 dioxane, a by-product of the production process. 1.4 dioxane has been shown to cause cancer in lab animals and at least two government agencies have warned that it is a likely carcinogen to humans, but you won't find it listed on any labels.

  1. ensure your products

    are organic by looking for certifications

Look for products with third party organic certifications. This will ensure that the product meets a published ingredient standard and has been independently certified.

The NSF/ANSI 305 Certification seal represents the only American national standard specifically designed for personal care products containing organic ingredients. This seal ensures the product contains at least 70% organic content, and that all non-organic ingredients have been produced using acceptable ingredients and processes.