Definitions & Links

USDA – The US. Dept. of Agriculture – because all organic products start on farms.

NOP – The National Organic Program, a department in the US Department of Agriculture.

FDA –  Food and Drug Administration – this agency has regulatory authority over cosmetics, food and drugs.

OTCO – Oregon Tilth Certifiers. See Resources

NSF-305 – This is a US “Contains Organic” Standard published by NSF (a non- profit that charges for the use of their standard – go figure).

 

Links to Resources

Oregon Tilth – Our certifier and my favorite.

Natural Habitats – Our partner who produces organic palm & shea products. Check them out!

Carrubba – The best natural aroma system company around!

Naturally Australian Products – The best Australian Essential Oils!

Protect Our Breasts – Gay Timmons serves as science advisor to review cosmetic products approved by Protect Our Breasts.