Organic Consumers AssociationBUBBLE AND BEE: How to Tell if a Product is Really OrganicThe world of "organic" personal care products can be confusing to navigate. There are SO many tricks and ways that companies bend and break the rules of organic labeling. So many times you can buy something that gave you the impression that it was organic, but then you turn it around to read the ingredients and find out it has things like phenoxyethanol, vegetable emulsifying wax, "fragrance," Grapefruit Seed Extract, and other harmful chemicals. Here are some of the common tricks that companies do. Organic claims without certification. Subconscious Marketing. Illegal use of the seal on websites. You'll notice there on the top it says "our partners." Here's another site...Check out the organic claim that is made here: In order for a product to legally say "made with organic" the product, of course, must be 70% or more organic content, it has to be made in a USDA certified organic processing facility under strict conditions, and only contain certain approved non-organic ingredients.