PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
At Oregon Tilth, we try to keep the application process as easy and straight forward as possible. If you’ve already taken the initiative to make your personal care products organic under the NSF/ANSI 305 standard, check out the applications below to start the organic certification process.
For more background information, be sure to check out Oregon Tilth’s FAQ on Personal Care Products , archived webinar on “Introduction to the NSF/ANSI 305 Personal Care Products” program, and NSF/ANSI 305 Labeling Guide in our Resource Library.Personal Care Products FAQ
The NSF/ANSI 305 Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients was developed as part of the ongoing efforts of a number of interested parties to encourage participation in the manufacturing of personal care products using organically grown ingredients within the supply chain and to address issues on chemical processes, terminology, commercial availability, product composition, calculations, and labeling. The scope of this standard includes, but is not limited to, rinse-off/leave-on personal care products, cosmetic products, oral care and personal hygiene products.
Third-party certification of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI-305 Standard provides consumer confidence. Products certified meet the organic percentage requirements and only contain non-organic ingredients that are allowed under the Standard. The Standard utilizes the existing framework of the National Organic Program and extends the use of ingredients that the NOP regulation does not allow due to the type of processing used to make functional ingredients.
Oregon Tilth is an NSF licensed certifier to the NSF/ANSI 305 Organic Personal Care Products to certify products that contain a minimum of 70 percent organic ingredients. This standard which defines labeling, formulation, and marketing requirements for “contains organic ingredients” claims. NSF/ANSI 305 requires that USDA National Organic Program (NOP) or EU equivalent certified ingredients be used. This Standard also provides a way to certify “allowed” synthesized organic ingredients. Like the NOP regulations, the NSF/ANSI 305 includes requirements on organic ingredients, allowed processes, production practices and labeling.
Please note: This application is for certification under the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard.
If you are seeking certification under the USDA NOP only, please fill out the following applications.
Please include the following information:
To review the NSF/ANSI 305 Standards, please purchase and download here.
- Organic System Plan-Personal Care
For operations requesting certification under this standard only.
- Certification Contract Trademark Use Agreement
Make sure to also complete the Certification and Trademark Use Agreement that summarizes the terms and conditions of organic certification with OTCO.
- Organic System Plan-Personal Care Supplement
For those operations already certified by OTCO under USDA NOP and have a complete Organic System Plan already approved by OTCO.
- Product Formulation Sheet- Personal Care
Specific to personal care items certified under this standard, this Product Formulation sheet should be completed for each product requested for certification under these standards.
- Master Ingredient List
Listing of each ingredient (organic and non-organic) used in production of products requested for certification.
- Master Products List
Listing of each product and its brand to be reviewed and evaluated by OTCO for certification under this standard.
- NSF/ANSI 305 Ingredient Questionnaire
Specific to NSF/ANSI 305 this non-organic ingredient questionnaire should be completed and submitted for review of non-organic ingredients used in products requested for certification.
Email your completed application to email@example.com or mail it with correct certification fees to 2525 SE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333. One of our staff members will be in contact with you once we receive and process your application.
- Fee Worksheet Master NSF305
Excel Worksheet to determine annual certification fee.