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.