The short answer is simply, "quality". A product can only
be as good as the sum of its parts, and if you begin with the very best
available ingredients, there's a chance your finished products will be
the very best available, too.
What our ingredients lists will show
is, while WoodSprite Organic Soaps and Body Care Products are made with
absolutely natural, "certified organic" ingredients, the finished
products are not yet "certified organic". A facility may be "certified
organic" under organic food handling standards, and we are looking to
receive this certification in the near future. Once approved, most WoodSprite
products will be authorized to bear the USDA "certified organic"
seal. The process of obtaining certification is very expensive (if
not prohibitive) for small artisan businesses like ours, and the paper
auditing is complex, but we feel the investment of effort and resources
will be worth it in the end. This will simply mean that our operating
practices will meet "certified organic" food handling and processing standards.
At that point, our finished products will be allowed to bear the USDA
"certified organic" symbol. In the meantime, we'd like
to point out that, any of the ingredients listed on our website or packaging
with an asterisk (*) bearing the wording, "certified organic",
means that the ingredient has been sourced from a USDA certified organic
grower/processor/handler, and qualifies for organic certification of the
finished product, once inspected by an authorized certifier.
If you have questions about any WoodSprite Organic Body product, please feel free to Contact Us and we will be happy to help. For more information on organics in general, we invite you to explore our Organic Links page, or our extensive Frequently Asked Questions page.