We take pride in formulating our products with ingredients that carry the organic certifications of: USDA/NOP, OCTO (Oregon Tilth) from abroad, and locally via the DEMETER certified and organic farms we have worked with for over 10 years. We currently employ a strict system regarding our custom made products, by using approved ECOCERT ingredients in our entire line.
Although we do are very best to ensure that our products contain certified organic botanical ingredients, sometimes this is simply not possible. Examples include ingredients like sea salt and honey – these natural ingredients are referred to as “wild harvested / wild crafted”.
USDA, Oregon Tilth and the OTA
USDA/NOP. The USDA/NOP certification program is mainly directed towards the food industry, but recently cosmetics have been allowed to use the USDA/NOP seal if they use ingredients and follow the exact same guidelines in their products as they would if it were food
Oregon Tilth. Oregon Tilth is wholly dedicated to certifying biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth, is an internationally noted research and education organization, leading sustainable growing practices since 1974.
OTA. OTA is a leader in advocating and protecting organic standards so that consumers can have confidence in certified organic production. OTA monitors the work of government agencies, takes positions on legislation that affects organic agriculture and products, and represents the industry to regulators, elected officials, and international bodies.
Keep in mind that truly organic products must certify that the ingredients that go into making the formula have all been grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. We choose to use the” Certified Organic Ingredients” seal, which refers to the varying international and locally harvested organic ingredients we use and their respective certifying bodies. We are 100% transparent, feel free to ask us anything and we will do are best to answer your questions. We value the experience and comments of our community – click here to contact us.
Demeter cosmetics are aligned with the holistic approach to biodynamic agriculture. These are known worldwide as the most consistent quality regulations for high-quality organic products. Together with craftsmanship and the deep conviction of the producers and manufacturers, they are a guarantee of the best possible quality in all products.
Products bearing the Demeter trademark contain at least 90 percent Demeter raw materials. Almost all of the ingredients used could also be put to use in the production of food since they are health-wise and ecologically absolutely harmless. The Demeter raw materials contained in natural cosmetic products may also be awarded certification regardless of the quantity in the declaration of ingredients. Thirdly, the category “in readjustment” exists for cosmetics using Demeter ingredients. In this way, the greatest possible transparency is always available to the consumer.
The advantages of Demeter natural cosmetics are:
- Demeter raw material content of 90 percent plant substances
- High biodegradability
- Best quality of raw materials through the use of biodynamic preparations to produce the most fertile soil and best possible quality of maturity
- Careful processing methods without synthetic or chemical additives
- Complete transparency of declaration. The consistent eschewal of mineral oils, benzene, hexane, propylene glycol or butylene, raw materials derived from animals, use of genetic engineering and nanoparticles, radioactive irradiation or fumigation.
In 2002, in collaboration with experts from the cosmetic industry, consumers, leading industrial representatives and government officials, Ecocert developed a standard for natural and organic cosmetics called the Naturla Cosmetic Regulations and Organic Cosmetic Certification. The Ecocert standard is government-registered and its implementation monitored by government agencies. This standard defines and promotes higher minimum legal requirements with respect to the quality of cosmetic products and ensures the use of natural and organic ingredients to protect our environment.
The most important principles of the Ecocert natural and organic certification:
1) Ingredients derived from renewable resources and produced by environmentally friendly processes, are given preference. Ecocert controls the origin of each ingredient of a formula, requires the use of at least 95% ingredients of natural origin and checks the manufacturing process.
2) Preferential use of ingredients from organic agriculture by establishing requirements, dependent on the selected identification:
- Label Organic Cosmetics: at least 95% of plant-based ingredients in the formula and at least 10% of the total ingredients must be organically grown.
- Label Natural Cosmetics: at least 50% of the plant-based ingredients in the formula and at least 5% of the total ingredients must be organically grown.
3) A clear declaration of ingredients to provide consumers with transparent information.
PROFESSIONAL MEDI-SPA FACIAL LINE
All of the Biodynamic Certified Organic ingredients used to formulate the Raw Botanicals professional grade concentrates, are listed in the ingredients glossary with an asterisk, as well as on the packaging label.
Vitamin E free! Most Vitamin E (tocopherol) found in cosmetics is derived from wheat sources. At Raw Botanicals we source only gluten free ingredients and use Vitamin E (tocopherol) derived from organic cotton seed oil and organic olive oil. You we find these products listed with the bellow symbol.
Each of our custom formulas contain no petroleum based ingredients, harsh surfactants or paraben preservatives.
Active Ingredients (*Biodynamic Formula)- These ingredients contain clinically proven active and pure “concentrates” and potent cellular blends, such as Vitamins A, C and E, have been dermatologist tested and FDA approved for guaranteed safety.
Raw Botanicals uses 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles using 25% post consumer recycled PET bottles and only need replacing once in every year. This alone decreases your individual carbon footprint by up to 90%. We strongly believe that raw materials can and should be sustainably harvested. We do are very best to make sure that the local farms and ingredients used from aboard, are frequently tested and the facility and or farm are audited a minimum of once a year by the respective certifying bodies. Our goal is to help minimizes the impact on the environment, and create products that are made from renewable resources, like recyclable containers and packaging, and striving to create biodegradable formulas thereby leaving the smallest ‘foot print’ on the environment as possible.
All Raw Botanicals products are allergy tested to ensure that they are free of ingredients that could harm sensitive skin and are never tested on animals. That said many people have allergies to fruits, vegetables, nuts, pollen and more. Please be aware that just because the label says “natural” or “organic” and or “hypoallergenic” does not guarantee you an allergy free reaction. Ultimately you are responsible for your own health. We are here to answer any questions so feel free to call us. LIVE CHAT
PRODUCED IN COSTA RICA
We are a company whom is born and raised right here in Costa Rica. Our entire retail line is hand made in small batches weekly. We promote a sustainable small and effective facility witch employees highly qualified locals whom are paid a fair wage and are an integral part of the movement.
Did you know that we design, pack and wrap all of our products by hand? We are always coming up with new and ORGANIC ways to say ‘thank you’, ‘I love you’ or ‘Happy Birthday! Each hand crafted and hand poured custom crafted Raw Botanicals product and Gift Pack are distributed in minimal packaging with recycled paper outer packaging, recyclable Eco-friendly organza bags, 100% post-consumer tubes and bottles, and PET plastic. So you can really enjoy giving something that is truly good for the recipient and the environment.