Becoming COSMOS Organic certifed
The Green Woman was delighted to have received our organic certification with the Soil Association COSMOS Beauty and Wellbeing scheme in October 2021.
That means The Green Woman company is certified organic, along with our Fit Pit natural deodorant, Green Cream natural moisturiser and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products. We want to share with you the journey we made to get certified and what it means.
The law for cosmetics is much less stringent than for food. Uncertified beauty and wellbeing brands can have as little as 1% organic ingredients, but still claim to be ’organic’.
Since our launch in 2013 we have not only met organic ingredient standards, but gone beyond them by being 100% natural, plastic free, and fully recyclable (and reusable). We wanted the recognition of certification to show customers just how different we are from other companies. We don’t just talk-the-talk, it is who we are, and the world we want to live in.
“Working with nature rather than against it, Soil Association Certification believes in organic alternatives. We make it simpler for you to choose organic formulations that are just as effective without any ugly compromises.” Soil Association
What does COSMOS Organic Certification guarantee?
It shows that we meet much higher standards. A COSMOS certified organic beauty product contains ingredients that have been grown on organic farms. Organic is a way of farming that works with nature, delivering benefits for wildlife, society and the natural world. Certified organic farmers and businesses work to a strict set of standards, to ensure that their ingredients and products sustain the health of:
Wildlife and nature
When you buy certified organic products, you can be sure that the ingredients have been grown in a way that works with nature, not against it.
A certified organic product also means:
Parabens and Phthalates
Synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances
Sustainably sourced organic ingredients
Natural colours and fragrances
Transparent manufacturing processes
Minimal packaging with maximum recycled content
Protecting wildlife and biodiversity
Annual Soil Association audits
Clear labelling and descriptions
Detailed record keeping and full traceability