Mica Powders Natural, organic, allergies?

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  1. Dec 9, 2019 #1

    GypsySoul

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    My daughter and I spent the weekend selling her soaps & products at a venue. A few booths down was another soaper. She was purely a M&P person. While we are not, that is not the issue. Her booth was loudly labelled as Organic and All Natural. Her soaps were vivid hues of blues, purples, reds, etc. When anyone asked her for an ingredient list, she couldn't remember. My daughter approached her about this because at the age of 2 she developed a severe allergy to artificial color. This soaper argued with her that food grade mica powder is organic and all natural. If you actually read about micas, they are manufactured using pigment powder (which are for the most part artificial colors). I personally have not seen "organic" mica powder? The FDA just does not regulate mica powder yet. PLEASE, PLEASE tell your customers the true ingredients and a full bath with a Mica laden soap would have actually put my daughter in the hospital for an allergic reaction if I had taken the word of that soaper once upon a time. https://nurturesoap.com/blogs/soap-making-rules/what-is-cosmetic-mica-is-it-natural
    This is a great article from Nurture Soaps that clarifies it well.
     
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    Unfortunately this has been a topic of debate for a while. Do you know the percent of organic ingredients in cosmetic products that is needed to label the cosmetic product as organic? A whole 5% - I hope that changed, as my source of info is a magazine that is about 1 year old. We all are in this for a business, some for the pure profit and others to make a great natural product that will be enjoyable. It sounds like you met someone that is strictly for a profit and without integrity. The best you can do is to advocate for what you believe natural should be.
     
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    Here are some links:

    FDA on Organic Cosmetics: https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetics-labeling-claims/organic-cosmetics

    USA on Organic Cosmetics: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/OrganicCosmeticsFactSheet.pdf

    The difference between Regulation and Certification: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/why-certify-organic-personal-care-products-2538181
     

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