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New to organic certification or looking to become certified and not sure where to start? You might find these FAQ topics most useful:
Currently there is no federal regulation for organic cosmetics. If you would like to claim that your product is “certified organic” it must meet the same requirements as organic food, including the restrictions on non-organic ingredients and labeling. There have been several private and...