* Certified Organic means ingredients are sourced from plant sources grown according to strict uniform standards verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting set standards. The procurement of ingredients from certified organic sources presents an outstanding challenge. Although PINO places great importance on formulating organic products, there are circumstances that prevent us from using certified organic raw materials in ALL instances.
- The quality of the desired plant ingredient is not available organically.
- Certain organic raw material prices are so high that they make the end product unaffordable for the customer.
- Some organic raw materials are not environmentally sustainable and therefore present an irresponsible use of natural resources.
These are among the reasons that the amount of certified organic ingredients used in PINO Natural Spa Therapy products may vary slightly over time.