Why Organic Ingredients?
Organically grown ingredients means no chemicals and no pesticides which translates in less poisons entering our bodies, what's not good about that?
Many believe because the ingredients are organically grown the soaps won't lather the same or the body oils won't do their job compared to the ones made with low quality vegetable ingredients, artificial ingredients or petrochemicals, but this is nothing but a myth. The properties of an oil won't change for the worse by being grown and produced without the use of toxic chemicals, totally the opposite. The less harmful chemicals and pesticides a crop receives the healthier the produce is. In terms of your health, knowing that 80% of what we rub on our skin is absorbed into our organs faster in many cases than if it's ingested, using skin care products made with organically grown ingredients reduces dramatically our chances to develop health problems, skin conditions and many types of cancer.
99% of the ingredients we use in the manufacture of By Valenti Organics products are organically grown and only 1% are certified to be natural or wildcrafted without the use of any chemicals.
At By Valenti Organics we are proud to create luxurious skin care products using what nature has to offer rather than using petroleum derived ingredients or low quality ingredients. We want our products to be healthy and beneficial for you, your family and the environment.
USDA Organic Definition...
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) provides the legal foundation for the organic standards in the USA, defining 3 levels of certification. A product is classified based on the total percentage by weight or volume, of its organic ingredients, without counting water or salt. Water and Salt according to the NOP are not counted as part of the total weight/volume of a product when it's added to the formulation.
According to the USDA NOP, these are the three certifications for organic:
All ingredients must be certified organic. Products that fall under this category may say “100% Organic” or “Organic”, may use NOP seal on the label (if certified and fees are paid), may make percentage claim.
95% of product must be manufactured using certified organic ingredients by weight. Products that fall under this category may say “Organic” on the product label, may use NOP seal on the label (if certified and fees are paid), may make a percentage statement.
Made with Organic...
This applies to products that contain a minimum of 70% by weight of certified organic ingredients but less than 95%. Products that fall under this category may list up to 3 ingredients or categories on the label, may make a percentage statement, cannot use NOP seal on the label.
According to the USDA:
"All products that are sold, labeled, or represented as organic must meet all requirements in the USDA organic regulations. Products must be certified organic by a USDA-accredited certifying agent. The USDA organic regulations ensure that organically labeled products meet consistent national standards."
"Exceptions. Operations whose gross agricultural income from organic sales is less than $5,000 do not need to be certified in order to sell, label, or represent their products as organic. These operations also do not need to prepare an organic systems plan. However, they must still comply with all other USDA organic regulations. Exempt operations may use the word “organic,” but may not use the USDA organic seal on their products. Retail food establishments that sell organically produced agricultural products do not need to be certified."