Product labels can be tricky… in fact, they can be a bit deceptive.
My recent post about knowing the difference between “Unscented and Fragrance-Free” got some surprised comments. I hadn’t even known the difference until I uncovered that tidbit and got a little schooling of my own!
Another label that can often cause confusion is the organic label. It’s easy to be misled about what’s contained in the product and tricky labeling doesn’t help.
Here is one thing you should know… the difference between Certified Organic and Organic Ingredients. These are the facts:
- “Certified Organic” – this means that all ingredients contained are 100% organic. Simple as that. This is the label you WANT to see.
- “Organic Ingredients” – this actually means that only 70% of the ingredients are actually organic. The other 30% is not. Even a label saying “100% Organic Ingredients” is misleading. While that 70% is 100% organic, you still have that 30% that is not organic at all.
- (By the way, if it says “Contains Organic Ingredients” that means less than 70% is organic, and you have no idea what that organic percentage might be!)
Tricky, tricky labels. But if you know what the labels mean, you’ll never be misled.
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