The Real Organic
Did you design an eco tube and an eco jar?
Why the USDA symbol?
Yes. From concept to compost. After attending packaging trade shows and being disappointed at the offerings, we partnered with a paper tube company to make the jar. A dream was the inspiration for an eco tube. It is an original design and uses paper for its structure and style. Needless to say, we are all big enthusiats of, and encourage everyone to “follow your dreams!”
Organic Essence is certified USDA Organic because it is the definitive organic standard -The Real Organic. In the National Organics Program (NOP), Organic Essence must adhere to strict food-quality organic standards which insures the safest body care possible. On site inspections and certifying approval on every formula guarantees the highest quality available for the consumer. Our USDA certifying agent is Global Culture of Crescent City, CA.
Is your lip balm delicate to handle?
What’s not in your products?
No. Put it in your purse or pocket and take it with you. As with care for most lip balms, don’t leave it in a hot car or any other hot place.
No synthetic preservatives are allowed in the NOP program. That includes parabens and grapefruit seed extract which are growing concerns. Also, not allowed are fragrances, GMOs detergents like sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or petrochemicals.
It’s a new kind of package. How do I use it?
Gently squeeze from the bottom of the tube. This will raise the lip balm up about 1/8”. Apply to lips. When finished, you can depress with your finger or lip, or leave it raised and put the cap back on.
Any animal testing?
No. No animal testing.
How will my products ship?
Why is your shea butter white?
1-9 Organic Lip Balms will ship USPS for only $3.95. 10-15 Organic Lip Balms ship USPS for only $4.95. All other products will ship UPS.
Our shea butter is produced in Ghana by a community of women who gather and crack the nuts with rocks, crush them with a mortar and pestle, roast the nuts and then grind them by stages into a paste - all this by hand, and using traditions and tools that have been handed down for hundreds of years.
They knead the paste by hand and add water to separate the curd-like butter oils, which float to the top and are removed - then melted again, skimmed off the top, and left to cool and harden. In this process, which utilizes clean water, all debris and dirt are removed from the shea butter. Different regions of Africa from east to west produce shea butter in a variety of shadings. The color of the shea butter varies from white to golden to darkish tan depending in its source. Traditionally, the women form it into balls which are placed in baskets which they weave by hand.
How long do the creams last when not in use? Will they stay fresh?
Yes, they will stay fresh in the biodegradable jar. The Organic Shea Creams have a shelf life of two years. Their Best By date is stamped on the bottom of the jar with soy ink. Store in a cool, dry place.
Can I travel with my Organic Shea Cream?
Yes. Be sure to keep the inner disk and insert before traveling. For extra protection place entire jar in plastic bag and seal.
When I touch the jar with wet hands, why does it feel tacky?
You are feeling the organic biodegradable glaze which enables a quick turnaround time for efficient composting.
The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients, INCI, is a system of names for waxes, oils, pigments, chemicals, and other ingredients of soaps, cosmetics, based on scientific names and other Latin and English words. To be in compliance with the INCI nomenclature standards, we could either name our proprietary blends “par fume”, “fragrance” or “flavors”. We prefer “flavors” because “par fume” and “fragrance” almost always are perceived as chemical blends. Whereas, “flavors” are a more harmonious compliment best describing our organic mixtures.