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Miessence Organic Certifications

Why Certified Organic | Organic Certificates

 

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Why Certified Organic

The only way customers can be assured that they are purchasing Real Organic products produced without the use of synthetic chemicals and GMO's is to purchase products which have been organically certified with a leading independent certifying body such as the;

ACO (Australian Certified Organic) USDA(US Department of Agriculture)
BFA (Biological Farmers of Australia) IFOAM(International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)

 

 

Five Benefits of Choosing Certified Organic:

  1. Good for the soil
    Organic systems rely on a modern and scientific understanding of ecology and soil science, while also depending on traditional methods of crop rotations to ensure fertility and weed and pest control.
  2. Good for the environment
    Organic systems aim to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources. Organic production aims at all times towards sustainability whilst having best management of the environment and wildlife as a priority.
  3. Good for people
    Organic based ingredients have been shown in a number of studies to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than non-organic ingredients.
  4. No synthetic chemicals
    Organic systems prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers.
  5. No GMO's
    Certified Organic products are produced without GMOs, which are prohibited in the standards for organic food and farming.

 

 

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Organic Certifications

Currently, body care products are not required to comply with the stringent organic food standards maintained by certification bodies such as the BFA and NASAA in Australia and the USDA in America, hence the plethora of so many 'organic' body care products now on the market.

Since water is the primary ingredient in many cosmetics, some manufacturers are claiming to use organic hydrosols, or floral water, to green wash their products and make organic label claims whilst using the same synthetic toxic ingredients that would NEVER be allowed in organic food products. We believe this practice has the potential to destroy the integrity of the organic name.

 

There are two levels of certification for organic food products that miessence® skin care products comply with:

   

1st Level

ACO - Australia Certified Organic
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Certification of compliance 
Products branded 'miessence® certified organics' are certified organic based on the following criteria:

These products contain (excluding water and salt) at least 95% organically produced agricultural ingredients. The remaining ingredients (up to 5%) can be non-agricultural substances or non-organically produced agricultural ingredients, with strict processing criteria, (eg. absolutely no GMOs or synthetic chemicals). 

Products bearing the ACO logo ( Australian Certified Organic) meet all of the requirements above. ACO is Australia's largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500 operators within its certification system. 

IFOAM
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Certification of compliance
Products bearing the IFOAM logo (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) meet all of the requirements of ACO certification in addition to the standards set by IFOAM. IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organisation for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organisations in 108 countries.
USDA
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Certification of compliance
Products bearing the USDA logo (United States Department of Agriculture) meet all of the requirements of ACO certification in addition to the standards of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). The USDA National Organic Program accredits private businesses, organisations, and state agencies to certify producers and handlers of agricultural products according to NOP regulations.
 

2nd Level

BFA - Biological Famers Association
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Certification of compliance
Products branded "miessence® organics" are either made with organic ingredients or are mineral-based products:

Made with organic ingredients products contain (excluding water and salt) at least 70% organically produced agricultural ingredients. Any remaining can be non-agricultural substances (eg, clay, bicarb soda, minerals) or non-organically produced agricultural ingredients, with strict processing criteria (eg. absolutely no GMOs or synthetics chemicals).

Mineral-based products contain non-agricultural substances (eg, clay, bicarb soda, minerals), with strict processing criteria (eg. absolutely no GMOs or synthetics chemicals).

These products bear the BFA Registered Product logo.