Whole Naturals® is proud to announce that we are certificated as "organic" by Oregon Tilth of Corvallis, Oregon.
For nearly 5 decades, Oregon Tilth has been at the forefront of the sustainable production of food, including organic agriculture. The organization helped the US Department of Agriculture form its USDA Natural Organic program. Oregon Tilth has expanded the reach of its education and certification programs to include textiles and other products.
Steps to Certification
When we conceived of creating a pure and natural liquid Castile Soap, we were committed to producing a truly organic product. That meant searching for organically certified ingredients: carrier oils, essential oils and a US-based organically certified location to process our pure soap.
Unlike ordinary soaps, that are typically made of synthetic chemicals, we focused on a manufacturing a soap that would be made from natural ingredients, primarily plant-based. In order to be able to be make this pronouncement, we reached out to nationally certified agencies that were accredited by the USDA National Organic Program and discovered that the mission statement and thorough inspection process of OTCO was a perfect fit.
What Does Organic Certification Entail?
In addition to listing and inspection of individual ingredients, part of the inspection process includes an organic system plan. This is to ensure that the entire facility - from water treatment to the bottle process - is consistent with organic processing.
As part of the yearly certification, we commit to purchase organic ingredients or products only through certified brokers, traders, or distributors.
In addition to Whole Naturals being organic certified by Organic Tilth, we are also proudly certified as the first Palm-Oil Free Soap Company by POFCAP. To learn more about our certifications, we invite you to visit our certification page on our site.
For more information on Oregon Tilth and its organic certification processes, visit www.tilth.org.