NSF/ANSI 305 Standard
The NSF/ANSI 305 is an American National Standard written specifically for personal care products containing organic ingredients. Since it is not a food standard, it recognizes and allows certain safe processes and ingredients that are critical and unique to personal care product effectiveness.
The standard establishes the materials, processes, production criteria, conditions and labeling claims for personal care products claiming to "contain organic content". To be certified, all formulas must contain a minimum of 70% organic content. All other ingredients must not be available in organic form and must be evaluated and approved by an independent scientific panel to minimize environmental impact during production and ensure safety for the product user.
Nearly all Avalon Organics® products are certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard by Quality Assurance International (QAI). Those that are not are certified under the USDA National Organic Program.
QAI is an independent third party certifying agency that NSF has entrusted to review applications and grant certification in accordance with the criteria established under the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard. When a personal care product features the NSF logo on its label, it demonstrates to consumers that it has been independently evaluated to meet the standard requirements.
This commitment to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard is integral to the Avalon Organics® journey to provide personal care products that are inherently pure, safe, effective and conscious of the greater good.
Most products on the market today are made with chemicals that were introduced several decades ago. Since then, scientists have found that many of these chemicals are related to cancer, asthma, birth defects and fertility problems. Some of these chemicals are in products we use every single day - our shampoo, our soap, our furniture, our mattresses. In many cases, manufacturers don't even have to list their ingredients on their packages or websites, so there's no way for you to know what you're really getting.
Since 1993, the Environmental Working Group has tracked chemical safety, and has called out bad chemicals and the companies that use them. We are the go-to resource for parents and consumers nationwide when it comes to choosing better products for their health and their homes. And we are proud of our role.
EWG VERIFIED™ stands for trust.
We are committed to ensuring that every product bearing our mark meets EWG's strictest standards. We have reviewed every product and can guarantee they are free of EWG's chemicals of concern. Full transparency is our promise.
Leaping Bunny Program
Humbled by a profound respect for all living beings, the Avalon Organics® brand never tests any products on animals or allows ingredient suppliers to test ingredients on animals.
The Leaping Bunny logo is an internationally recognized symbol for cruelty-free cosmetics, personal care and household products. In 1996, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This organization created and administers the Leaping Bunny Program, a cruelty-free standard for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.