Organic products are a crucial component of the effort to go forward toward a more self-sustaining world.
When it comes to essential oils you may also be wondering why is USDA Certification important? Sure, most of us feel safer using organic products as they don't pose all the risks that non-organic products do, but doesn't that only apply to food?
In actual fact it does not, the organic label can be applied to all kinds of products, including essential oils. When products are USDA certified that means that they pass the strict requirements and protocols needed to be better for the environment and consumers. Manufacturers that are USDA approved utilize approved products and do not exploit the environment. And they have the seal to prove it!
People trust the USDA organic program for essential oils. And organic really matters! Unbiased third-party testing finds that half of the US essential oil companies sell at least some unreliable, adulterated or mislabeled products. So that USDA-Certified seal on the bottle is precious. It means no herbicides, no pesticides, no GMO, and no unwanted additives or preservatives.
USDA certification ensures:
- Environmental resources are protected
- Biodiversity is conserved
- Only approved products (ingredients) are used
The product you purchase will be free from toxic substances like fertilizers, harmful synthetics and genetic modifications (GMO’s).
Organic plants are more healthy and their oils are superior. Essential oils for healing ought to be organic if at all possible. Organic essential oils come from plants that have been grown naturally on a farm, meeting the protocols of the USDA.
Our partner Oregon Tilth is an American nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting and advocating organic food and farming, based in Corvallis, Oregon.
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