What does 'organic' mean and how to tell if a product is truly "organic"

Posted on 03/14/2019

If you're like us, organic personal care is important. The great thing is that identifying certified organic products doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult. If you are looking for certified organic products, here’s a couple of ways to ensure you’re getting the real deal.

1. Look for the term 'certified organic' and certified logos

To bear the green-and-white “USDA Organic” seal, packaged organics must be certified by one of the 48 USDA-accredited certified agents in the U.S. and contain at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt).

Closely read packaging labels when shopping for genuine certified organic goods. A ‘certified organic’ label on food and cosmetics acts as a guarantee that a product has been tested and checked by an approved body.

2. Look at the ingredients list

If you are buying a product that isn’t packaged with the ‘certified organic’ label, read the ingredients lists to detect any unnatural components. This is a good way to detect if the product has organic ingredients even if companies have not spent the money for the certification.   

Becoming familiar with the USDA organic label helps consumers assure that USDA organic products are verified organic at all steps between the farm/manufacturer and the store.

The organic food market in 2017 was reported at $49.4 billion in North America alone. It is projected that by 2020 the organic skin care and cosmetic market will reach $15.8 billion globally.

It is clear the demand for organics across multiple product categories is growing and creating opportunities for those who can meet that demand.  Below is a list of the most common applications we have seen for our organic personal care items:   

    • Corporate wellness programs to drive healthier choices
    • Brand awareness programs for environmentally conscious companies
    • Premium gift programs where retail-inspired products are important

Raining Rose is proud to be a green company, with several initiatives in place that show our commitment to sustainability and a minimal environmental impact. We maintain this commitment by recycling, reusing, and adopting processes that meet FDA and environmental legislation in our LEED-certified facility. Another great indicator of our efforts is our B Corp certification, which recognizes companies that meet the highest standards for both environmental and social performance, along with transparency and accountability.

Every day, Raining Rose makes choices about what to buy, where to work, and who to do business with. We want to be a company that uses business as a force for good.

Be sure to check out our limited time offer on our ‘green’ products, including our USDA Organic Lip Balm that is produced in our organic certified facility and is made with organic beeswax and organic sunflower oil.