Our products contain 100% raw material that conforms to international standards of ecological and organic cosmetics.
We care about the environment, the whole system is linked - soil, plants, animals, food, people and the planet.
100% of our ingredients are sustainably naturally derived and are all COSMOS Natural & Organic certified by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) and by ECOCERT (France)
Our Plantworx Sanitisers are food-grade certified to the ACO Standards
100% of our Palm Oil Derived Raw Materials are sourced from RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Suppliers (e.g Glycerine)
(Assured through annual audits of our Purchasing, Manufacturing and Formulations by the ACO and by ECOCERT).
COSMOS and the ACO Certifications:
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce in Australia. The ACO was founded in Australia in 1991. Based in Queensland, it conducts inspections across all of Australia and many other countries, making it one of the most respected organic certifying bodies in the world. It certifies to various Organic Standards.
The Australian National Organic Standard, the USDA NOP Standard and the European unified COSMOS Cosmetics Standard are the three Standards that we are audited under at Shop-Organics.
The basic rules for the composition of a COSMOS Certified Organic Cosmetic are as follows: At least a minimum of 95% of the formula is all plant-based ingredients and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming for rinse-off products and 20% for leave-on products (excluding water and minerals in a formulation).
Shop-Organics mandate that 100% of our ingredients are plant-based as a minimum in every formulation.
Under the Standard: Of the remaining 5% of each formulation, the ingredients may come from selected synthetic origin (i.e. nature-identical preservatives) or may be chosen from a small list of allowable synthetic ingredients: very few are considered suitable and these have a primary function as nature-identical actives not available commercially at this point in time.
Shop-Organics mandate that 100% of our ingredients are plant-based as a minimum in every formulation. We have developed our own unique preservative systems for our formulations which creates a bacteriostatic and fungistatic balance rather than using any biocidal preservatives.
The Australian National Standard and the USDA NOP are both “ORGANIC FOOD STANDARDS”. They consider only food-based raw materials and do not make distinctions between a cosmetic formulation or a formulation for human consumption.
ACO & USDA NOP regulations cover in detail all aspects of food production, processing, delivery and retail sale. An ACO and USDA NOP Organic seals identify products with at least 95% organic ingredients. Our personal care formulations that meet this certification are effectively certified as food grade.
Our manufacturing facilities and all of our formulations and labels are audited annually to both of the above-mentioned Standards, thereby, giving our stakeholders and consumers absolute comfort that what we say is in our products on the label, truly is in the bottle. Enjoy!