The following is my opinion on this matter.
I’m not sharing this info to bash another company. I’m sharing this info to prove that there are checks & balances in place. If you read my “Why Ava Anderson is on my So-So List” (I’ll re-share below), this is my opening point, them stating their oils were certified organic & making all sorts of misleading claims regarding it. Well, they were reported by at least 2 people (not me but I should’ve!) and action was taken!!! If you read their response to my inquiry on the oils being certified organic, they want to have it all ways: they claimed the oils were certified, but at the same time claimed the process was too expensive & too much paperwork. They say it’s all about the ingredients & IT IS! The USDA seal is reserved for only the very best of the very best, and I & many do not take lightly to it being misused. If you know of any other companies throwing around the “certified organic” term & you feel they’re misusing it, please let me know!
Here’s my thread asking them about the oils that I KNEW were not certified organic, and their response from several months ago:
RemoveAva Anderson Non Toxic We chose not to have the seal on our products as it is very expensive and really all it gets you is lots of paperwork, it also doesn’t require 100% of ingredients to be safe so we have seen multiple cases of products with the seal that we would not use or recommend and therefore we always go back to “at Ava Anderson, it’s all about the ingredients” happy to answer any other questions you have! smile emoticon
RemoveHere is the photo that lead to the questions, all of which were hidden from their Fb page, it’s not letting me upload it here as it’s a png file, but here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/p.1348384318510538/1348384318510538/?type=3&theaterAnd finally, here is my post regarding why they’re on my So-So list. I have a feeling that info that will be revealed in the coming months in going to land them on my Greenwashers list… Stay tuned! https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2015/04/21/why-ava-anderson-remains-on-my-so-so-list-2/