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Are Your Products Really Organic?

July 27, 2010

The Organic Consumers Association has been working to clean up the "organic" cosmetics industry since 2004.  Unlike organic foods, many health and beauty products are falsely labeled as "organic." 

The word organic is not properly regulated on personal care products like toothpaste, shampoo and lotion unless the product is certified by the USDA National Organic Program. 

Due to this lax regulation, many personal care products have the word organic on their product label, but unless they are USDA certified, the main cleansing ingredients and preservatives are usually made with synthetic and petrochemical compounds.

The Organic Consumers Association recommends consumers look for the USDA organic seal on personal care products that claim to be organic. Although there are multiple "organic" standards all around the world, each with its own varying criteria, the USDA Organic Standards are the "gold standard" for personal care products.

If you are looking to purchase a product that is totally organic, look for the USDA organic seal. If it doesn’t have the seal, read the ingredient label to find out how many ingredients are truly organic and how many are synthetic.

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