In the best of hands, “natural” means what you think it should: nothing synthetic, no synthetic dyes, oils or fragrances. For most, it also suggests a concern for how our individual consumption affects the greater world.
In the worst of hands, “natural” can mean anything or nothing, but with sales of "natural" products rising steadily along with organic products, the intentions by the worst hands are pretty clear:
When that happens, as it frequently does, products that aren’t natural are marketed purchased as if they were.
Organic has four great advantages over natural:
- The term ‘organic’ is a strictly regulated term by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Use of the term requires certification.
- The certification process is in the hands of a third-party.
Certification is an extensive and costly process. There are lots of rules, but, the end result is what was intended: When an organic producer makes claims about the naturalness of its products, there is independent confirmation that those claims are true.
At Three Falls Organics we use only USDA certified organic ingredients in all of our products. We also abide by the FDA and USDA standards for producing organic products. We maintain records of lot numbers and batch numbers for everything! (No one ever told me 80% of soap making was paperwork!!) We are not currently certified ourselves because, well, frankly it costs A LOT and we are a small family run business, but you can be confident that any product you purchase from us is produced with the highest of organic standards. Organic is our passion and being able to share that passion with you and your family is a dream come true! Thank You for being our valued customers and Thank You for doing something healthy for your family and our environment!!
~Three Falls Organics