Speaking of new products, we just finished our USDA annual organic inspection - yes we have done it early this year instead of December - because we are adding new certified items.
We are getting many of our Salves USDA Certified Organic with the Seal. And in order to get many of them certified, we are also certifying additional Herbal Infused Oils. Many of our herbal infused oils go into our Salves so we need to certify both the raw material AKA (Herbal Infused Oil) and the actual finished product AKA (Herbal Salves).
We are adding 7 more USDA Certified Organic Herbal Infused Oils. These oils are all made in-house and never bought, and it is our bread and butter to our business. We have many more to certify and will do that in time.
These herbal oils are wonderful on their own or in our other products. They have many healing properties individually and in combination with our many herbal infused oils they create incredible Herbal Salves. When our labels are done for the Herbal Infused Oils we will send out information on the new products. There is even one for your pets - yes pets.
In the meantime, the first 2 salves that will have the USDA organic seal are Baby Soft Soothing Balm and Ouchy Grouchy Salve. The next one will be Psoriasis and Eczema, but that will NOT happen till after the holidays. The salves will still be vegan, but instead of using candelilla wax (not found organic and not part of the USDA NOP list) we are using carnauba wax (found organic in nature) and still vegan.
They are both great waxes as is beeswax - but beeswax is not vegan so we will not be using it for these products. The wax in our products is not part of our "main" formula - it is still part of the overall ingredients, but using another wax will not change the "main" formula or its' effectiveness - it is only used to solidify the product.
Many of our salves have herbs that are not found organic in nature such as Myrrh or Usnea and they are also NOT part of the USDA NOP list, which lists items that are allowable in Organic Products for certifications. Some of our other salves use homeopathic remedies and homeopathic remedies are never certified organic.
Therefore, for those products that have these specific ingredients we will not be getting them certified and we are not changing our formulas to satisfy a certain criteria for certification. Our formulas are made for the purpose of healing not just for certifications. All the ingredients are organic and wildcrafted (WC) and are allowed to be used in our facility.
USDA inspectors also inspect products that do not carry the USDA seal in order to ensure no chemical or synthetic items are being used in-house for the protection of the certified product never getting contaminated.
In preparing for our "New" labels for Baby Soft Soothing Balm and for Ouchy Grouchy Salve, we are offering them at 50% off the retail price while supplies last in order to make room for the new ones.
We hope that our new USDA Certified Salves will be available within the next few weeks.
Always in Health -