On May 10th, 2015 Plant Therapy became a certified organic facility through ECOCERT ICO, an inspection, and certification organization fully accredited through The National Organic Program (NOP). As our line of certified organic products continues to grow, we wanted to take a moment and discuss what this really means to you, our customer.
As a company, we have always been passionate about helping to conserve our precious natural resources and reducing environmental pollution. The next time you order a bottle of your favorite essential oil that holds the USDA certified organic seal, you can feel confident in knowing that your purchase is contributing to this goal.
At Plant Therapy, we have always believed in exceptional quality and the purest of ingredients. It has always been of the utmost importance for us to know everything about the farmers, distillers, suppliers, and plants. By having this additional certification, we can also proudly say that we are adhering to the strictest of standards to bring you quality organic ingredients.
Some of these standards include:
No GMOs: Genetically Modified Organisms are prohibited in organic products. This means that an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds and an organic producer can’t use any ingredients containing GMOs.
Clean soil: The land where the products are grown must not have had any prohibited substances applied to it for at least 3 years before the harvest of an organic crop. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.
No harmful pesticides: Crop pests, weeds, and diseases are controlled primarily through physical, mechanical and biological efforts. If for some reason these methods are not working, a biological, botanical or synthetic substance that is approved on the National List may be used.
All organic, all the way: Operations must use only organic seeds and other planting material.
When you purchase a certified organic product, you are also helping to conserve biodiversity, ensuring that our natural landscapes and their ecosystems are maintained and intact for generations to come.
At Plant Therapy, we are committed to supporting these conservation efforts and to be able to offer to our customers’ certified organic options.
To learn more, visit these links:
- Organic Production and Handling
- Labeling Organic Products
- Allowed-Prohibited Substances
- Organic Practices Fact Sheet
For a list of all of our certified organic products, please follow this link:
Throughout this week, keep an eye out for some exciting product profiles and recipes on our new certified organic releases!