January 27, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
I am astonished by the inability of some people to connect the dots. “Which dots?” you may ask. The dots that connect the massive three weeks of storms, floods and slides we’ve had in California to the ongoing international dedication to petroleum-based chemistry. To be very clear: CO2, a product of combustion engines and other […]
April 19, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
This is a very personal rant, it is based on the reason Oh, Oh Organic exists and why we do what we do. There is increasing push back on the term “Clean Beauty”. While the term may not be defined to everyone’s satisfaction, it is a good faith effort and a step on the path […]
December 17, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
Organic Argan Oil INCI: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Origin : Moroccoo The Story: Our “liquid gold” is sourced from the ancient forests of South West Morocco from the “Trees of Life” , Argania Spinosa. Traditionally, Berber women would gather the fruit and men sell it. Today, we work with over 40 co-ops that sustain local […]
September 23, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
We frequently get the question: “is your oil “cold pressed” ?”. Well – yes and no. First, some transparency: The references we mainly use for oil quality are: The American Oil Chemist Society (of which we are members). Codex Alimentarius (a document supported by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations – Guidelines […]
September 23, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
I am always talking about Peroxide Value (PV) when I talk about oils. This is part of how we assess the quality of an oil. When we receive a new shipment of oil, we check: The Production date, The test date, The Peroxide Value, And the Free Fatty Acids (not to be confused with the […]
July 24, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
I’ve no idea how many “green” brands and retailers there are but all of them seem to have a “black list”. They choose some number of nasty chemicals and promise that they are not in the products they sell. Further – everyone seems to copy everyone else’s Black List – so you see the same […]
October 31, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 There are a few ingredients of concern that keep popping up on “clean“ personal care labels that […]
April 1, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
The problem with “All Natural” or “100% Natural” claims There is some confusion about the claim “All Natural” or “100% Natural” or even just “natural” by companies that are certified to a “Natural” standard. This is how it works: both the natural and the organic cosmetic standards allow the use of synthetics (human made molecules), […]