Definitions & Links
The definitions and 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.
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.
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 – the Organic and Natural Cosmetic Standard.
Links to Resources
Oregon Tilth – Our certifier (they are the best!).
Natural Habitats – Our partner who produces organic palm & shea products. Check them out!
Carrubba – The best natural aroma system company around!
California 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.
Protect Our Breasts – Gay Timmons serves as science advisor to review cosmetic products approved by Protect Our Breasts. POB is a Chapter based organization dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthier reproductive choices.