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Certified Organic Ingredients

Organic ingredients have created quite the buzz in the cosmetic industry. Customers now more than ever want to know what they are putting on their skin, in turn creating a demand for certified organic ingredients. "Natural" and "Organic" are loosly used by many skincare companies as marketing for these in demand ingredients. So what makes an ingredient Certified Organic? How can we ensure full transparency to our customers to make sure that our certified organic prducts continue to be certified organic to match their values?


Every ingredient listed or advertised as "certified organic" MUST have documentation to support its claim. This enables a certifying body to trace the ingredient from the company selling the product, through the supply chain right back to the farm it was grown in.


PHYSICAL PROCESSING that would enable an ingredient still certified organic as long as the starting materials were organic are:


  • Solvent Extraction (ethanol, vegetable glycerin, water)

  • Squeezing

  • Pressure

  • Dessication/Drying

  • Crushing

  • Roasting

  • Pastillation

  • Cold Pressing

  • Filtration

  • Blending

  • Decoction

  • Centrifuging

  • Sifting

  • Sterilization with UV/Heat

  • Distillation (Steam or Water)

  • Grinding

  • Deodorisation (if approved materials are used)

  • Bleaching (if approved materials are used)


We will talk more about Certified organic ingredients later this week!


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