Why Organic Skin Care?
the way plants and/or foods are grown and processed. Organic refers to
strict standards that ensure no synthetic chemicals, fertilizers,
pesticides, sewage sludge, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are
used; and that animal welfare and the environment is respected.
Natural vs. organic?
The terms "natural" and "organic" are not at all the same. The term natural is not
regulated and has a broad meaning. According to government labeling requirements,
it means that an
ingredient "has not been significantly altered from its original state, nor has anything been removed from it (with the exception of water), nor have other substances been added to it."
In addition to not being regulated or certified in anyway, some "natural" products may contain genetically modified organisms
(GMOs), be grown with synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. At a product level, the product may also contain many other ingredients which are
synthetic or artificial.
Organic products are made with ingredients grown without any synthetic chemicals, sewage sludge or genetically modified organisms
(GMOs). Organic products
do not contain synthetic ingredients. Products only labeled "natural" often use synthetic preservatives and other un-natural ingredients, alongside plant ingredients, and get labeled natural with only few ingredients actually being "natural".
Organic vs. certified organic?
Only products which are grown according to the organic standards and verified by an approved certifier may be called
"certified organic". This means that an ingredient and/or product has been grown
or produced according to strict government-enforced organic agricultural standards and verified by an approved third-party certifying organization.
To be certified organic, farmers must meet or exceed the organic standards (or equivalent) as established by the National Organic Program of the USDA, or the National Organic Standard of Canada (Canadian Standards Board - Government of Canada).
Being certified organic means:
Farmers have inspections of their fields and processing facilities by the third party certifying agency. Detailed record keeping is done along with periodic testing of the soil, plants and water to ensure that standards are being met.
A farm must have not used synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the conversion period (typically 2-3 years depending upon the certifying country).
The use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, sewage sludge, and antibiotics (in the base of meat or poultry) is prohibited.
100% organic feed must be used for organic livestock.
Are all EdenSong
Au Naturel Skin Care products organic?
Yes, and we hope we are clear about it. All of our ingredient suppliers must adhere
to our stringent selection criteria. Part of this criteria dictates that
suppliers must show a genuine dedication to provide certified organic ingredients
However, there are times when these suppliers cannot source enough raw material from their own organic farms,
or the ingredients are grown in countries that do not have proper
certification requirements, so they end up buying organic, wild-crafted,
fair trade or conventionally grown
ingredients without any synthetic chemicals (if organic is not available in sufficient quality or
quantities), which results in them not being able to state that an ingredient is certified
organic, just simply organic or natural.
some ingredients cannot possibly be "certified organic", because
they are grown in
countries not under the strict guidelines we follow in North
America. They are still, however, organically grown and natural
ingredients without any synthetic chemicals.
we use ingredients that are certified organic, organic, wild-crafted, pure
and natural without any synthetic chemicals.
We should also explain that in the beauty industry it is generally not the product that is certified organic, but some or all of the ingredients that are certified organic.
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