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The links below are just suggestions for more research. If you need help – please call us and we’ll try to help. This organic/natural/clean/green space can be confusing but after 30 years – we have a few answers.

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USDA-NOP – The US. Dept. of Agriculture – because all organic products start on farms. NOP = the National Organic Program. This links to the rules.

FDA-Cosmetics – Food and Drug Administration – this agency has regulatory authority over cosmetics, food and drugs. This is a general link to a landing page on cosmetics.

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). This link goes to the Oregon Tilth description of the program (FAQs).

COSMOS – an Organic and Natural Cosmetic Standard based in the EU.Oregon Tilth Logo

IFRA – a link to IFRA and the IFRA Standards if you are a hard core wonk…

Oregon Tilth – Our certifier  (they are the best!).

Leaping Bunny – If you want more info, heres the site!

SCC (California) – Society of Cosmetic Chemists has a chapter near you. They have great informational meetings and offer supplier contacts all over the country.

AOCS – American Oil Chemists Society is the best for info on vegetable oils.

UEBT logoCalifornia Safe Cosmetics Act – this link is to a database that will show you all of the cosmetics reported in Calif. that contain Prop 65 listed ingredients.

UEBT – The Union for Ethical Biodiverse Trade – our favorite sustainability certification.

Cosing – this is the link the EU regulatory list of INCI names with associated CAS numbers. An easy way to verify an INCI name.

FDA-MOCRA – MOCRA Rules –This is a link to information about MOCRA and registration.

EU Greenwashing Guidelines – provisional rules to comply with the EU Greenwashing Directive.


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