Cosmetics, body care products, or personal care products may use the following four organic labeling categories as all other agricultural products based on their organic content and the other factors. These other factors involve the certification by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent (such as CCOF) of the production, handling, processing, and labeling of the final product.
How the ORGANIC categories are defined by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) and the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers):
- 100% Organic
- 100% organic ingredients
- Only organic processing aids used
- Absolutely no non-organic agricultural ingredients used (excluding water/salt)
- Must be certified and the certifying agency’s name and address must be on the label