Toxins in Your So-Called "Organic" Health & Beauty ProductsPosted: January 17, 2010
From the Organic Consumers Association
Do you use Jason Pure, Natural & Organic, Avalon Organics, Kiss My Face ObsessivelyOrganic, Nature’s Gate Organics, Stella McCartney 100% Organic, Giovanni Organic, Head Organics, Eminence Organic, Physicians Formula Organic Wear, Good Stuff Organics, Desert Essence Organics, or any "organic cosmetic" certified by Ecocert?
Hate to break it to you, but these so-called "organic" personal care products aren’t really organic and actually contain hazardous ingredients that would never be allowed in products certified to USDA organic standards.
Yesterday, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), along with certified organic personal care brands Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Intelligent Nutrients, and Organic Essence, filed a complaint with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), requesting an investigation into the widespread and blatantly deceptive labeling practices of leading so-called "Organic" personal care brands, in violation of USDA NOP regulations.
The complaint, filed on behalf of the estimated 50 million regular consumers of organic products, argues that products such as liquid soaps, body washes, facial cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizing lotions, lip balms, make-up and other cosmetic products produced by 12 different corporations have been advertised, labeled and marketed as "Organic" or "Organics" when, in fact, the products are not "Organic" as understood by the average health and environmental-minded organic consumer.
In addition to the complaint, Organic Consumers Association’s Coming Clean campaign has launched a boycott of cosmetics that claim to be organic, but aren’t certified to organic standards as required by law.
We’re encouraging our members to switch to USDA certified organic body care and cosmetics products, as part of a New Year’s Resolution to "be more organic" in 2010.
On our body care page, we’ve listed 26 different health and beauty brands where every single item under the brand name is certified to USDA organic standards.
We need your help to get the USDA to take enforcement action based upon our legal complaint. Please write to the USDA today.
We’re also collecting the stories of consumers who have been defrauded by fake organic health and beauty care companies. Do you feel shammed? Please share your story with us.
BOYCOTT THESE FAKE "ORGANIC" BRANDS
Click on the links below to be taken to each brand’s entry in the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Safety Review Database where you’ll find a hazard score for each product and ingredient.
- Avalon "Organics"
- Desert Essence "Organics"
- Earth’s Best "Organic"
- Giovanni "Organic Hair Care"
- Goodstuff "Organics"
- Head "Organics"
- Jason "Pure, Natural & Organic"
- Kiss My Face "ObsessivelyOrganic"
- Nature’s Gate "Organics"
- Physicians Formula "Organic" Wear
- Stella McCartney "100% Organic"
- Alteya Organics
- Baby Bear Shop
- Brittanie’s Thyme
- Bubble and Bee Organic
- Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
- Earth Mama Angel Baby
- Indian Meadow Herbals
- Intelligent Nutrients
- Kimberly Parry Organics
- Little Angel
- Miessence Certified Organics
- Nature’s Paradise
- OGmama and OGbaby
- Organic Essence
- Origins Organics– Available at the Avenues Mall here in Jacksonville!
- Purely Shea
- Rainwater Organic Lotion
- Rose Tattoo Aftercare
- SoCal Cleanse
- Sensibility Soaps/Nourish
- Trillium Organics
- Vermont Soap
Note from me; The following products are not endorsed by this company, but are two of my favorites.
Aubrey Organics– One of my Favorites! Thier silk powder is awesome!
Jane Iredale– Best Mineral Makeup on the planet!