Why We Chose the USDA Organic Certification
August 05 2015 – Kristen Rogers
Shoosha was created to give people what they truly deserve in an organic product.
When deciding which standard to follow for Shoosha, we discovered that the organic standards tailored for the cosmetic industry considered many questionable ingredients ‘passable’ in certain doses. But what is the cumulative effect on your health when you combine all the products you use daily? It's an undisclosed gamble.
To qualify for the Organic USDA seal, 95% of the ingredients must be Certified Organic.
The remaining 5% may be non-organic ingredients like vitamins, baking powder, etc. They cannot be chemically treated or processed and must fall within a very restrictive list of allowable ingredients. Both the farmland growing Shoosha’s organic plants and the manufacturing facility blending our products are Certified Organic by the USDA. This certifies that each product can only use surfactants from organic sources (no petrochemicals). Ingredients processed via hydrogenation or sulfation, or synthetic preservatives are all entirely prohibited. Our certification goes beyond the absence of parabens, phalates, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, DEAs and or other harmful ingredients. It raises the bar.
Shoosha provides wholesome, quality products for ourselves and our babies without worry.
Who shoots for second best for their babies? Our babies need the very best care. Their skin is ten times thinner than an adult’s, and can accumulate up to 50% of their lifetime risk to cancer by their second birthday due to chemical and toxic exposure.
Chemicals and toxins, the very things most companies are putting in your baby’s skin and hair products. This is why we chose to follow USDA, the gold international food standard for our personal care products. That's right, food standard for skincare! We like to think we provide nourishing skin food for you and your little ones. Our philosophy is to have our ingredients be clear, clean, and concise. Each ingredient has purpose and we even dedicated a page on our website to our ingredients and what benefits they provide!
Hope you enjoyed learning more about the USDA seal and why we chose it. If you have any questions, please leave them in comments!