Things to know

Be careful when buying cosmetic, beauty and baby care products that appear to be organic.

Just because a label uses the word organic does not mean it is Certified Organic. The only way you can be really sure that a baby product, cosmetic or beauty product is produced using organic principles is if it carries an internationally-recognised organic certification label, with the organic producer’s number included on the packaging.

Buying organic baby & maternity products

If you are looking for high quality clean products that you feel comfortable about using on your children, there is a large Certified Organic range of baby care products available.

Infant formula is available that is produced from certified organic milk.

Organic baby clothes, biodegradable nappies, baby skin care, oils and moisturisers are readily available.

An internet search will provide you with a large choice of products that you can order online, however, make sure they are Certified Organic and carry an Organic Certification label.

NASAA does not recommend buying any product that uses terms such as ‘eco’ or ‘natural’, or ‘organic’ without a Certified Organic label on the packaging.

If you are uncertain, check with the supplier before buying or visit your local organic retail shop for advice.

Buying organic clothing, fabric, bedding & linen products

Many people are now buying Certified Organic products like linen, bedding and clothing made from natural fibres, and not just for health reasons.

Organic fibre products are generally made from Certified Organic cotton, hemp, wool, bamboo, silk, jute, or ramie.

Apart from environmental concerns about how the product is produced (i.e. GM cotton and conventionally grown cotton), a growing tide of allergies is leading people to look for clothing and bedding products that are free of artificial chemicals, during production as well as storage, and that are produced in a sustainable way.

Importantly, if health or the environment is of concern to you as a consumer, always look for and buy products that carry a Certified Organic label in the product label.

This is the only way to be sure it has been produced to an independently verified and internationally-accredited Certified Organic standard.

Organic cosmetic skin, hair & beauty products

By choosing Certified Organic cosmetic skin, hair and beauty products you are making a conscious choice to care for your skin, the environment and animals.

Many conventional products contain artificial chemicals that preserve, or add a nice smell or colour to the product. This can apply to anti-ageing as well as care products for children.

Organic products do not allow animal testing.

For hair, face and body care, Certified Organic product ranges may be more expensive, but with Certified Organic products you are not only caring for your family and yourself, but helping lessen the negative impact on the environment and the community.

Certified Organic cosmetic skin, hair & beauty products come with the reassurance that the product has been produced in accordance with the high quality production standards and principles of Certified Organics.

The following search facility may help you find an organic retail shop in your area – Search for Certified Organic products and producers