Disappointing, but true, just because the label says “Organic” doesn’t make it so.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has joined with certified organic personal care brands Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Intelligent Tutrients, and Organic Essence to file a complaint with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) requesting an investigation into the widespread and blatantly deceptive labeling practices of many leading so-called “Organic” personal care brains in violation of USDA NOP regulations.

It makes sense to support the USDA certified organic health and beauty products which are listed on the OCA site.

And you can check where your brand stands on a spreadsheet prepared by OCA. Some of the problem brands include: Jason, Natural and ORganic, Avalon Organics, Kiss My Face, Obsessively Organic, Nature’s Gate Organics, Stella McCartney 100% organic, Giovanni, Head Organics, Eminence Organic, Physicians Formula Organic Wear, Good Stuff Organics, Desert Essence Organics and products certified by ECOCERT.

My solution? Make your own. Recipes to follow this week!