The US Department of Agriculture's certification verifies agricultural ingredients and products are grown without any chemicals, such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. This seal means that a product contains at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients, with the remaining ingredients pre-approved by the national list. While a finished product may not be entirely organic, we use organic ingredients whenever possible and highlight that on ingredient labels and packaging.
While the USDA seal is more prevalent, there are additional certifying bodies, such as Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO), which certify farms based on the same rigorous USDA standards. (You may have noticed this on our hydrating bar soaps)