'Certified Organic' vs. 'Organic' Skincare: What's the difference?


Shopping for baby care products can get overwhelming- we’ve been there. You always want the best for your baby, and there are so many seemingly great options that you don’t even know where to begin! So many brands, new and old, some with lots of colour, lots of cute baby photos, and a lot of ingredients. You constantly see the same buzzwords “Organic”, “Natural”, “Certified”, and “Toxic-Free” thrown around, but what do they all really mean, and which should you be picking for your baby?

What does it mean to be Certified Organic?

Becoming Certified Organic by the Organic Food Chain is a process. To keep our certification here at Cherub’s, we must get audited yearly to ensure that we comply to the strict standards and that our products include approved ingredients. Audit inspections ensure compliance from start to end, purchasing of approved materials, manufacturing and packaging facility standards, labelling requirements and retail requirements. All our products and all OFC approved products contain the below label:


How does it differ from just being ‘Organic’?

Brands that claim to be ‘Organic’ without certification have no regulatory body governing what they can and can’t put in the product and their ingredients, nor do they have an approval or vetting process.

Checking product labels for certification logos can help you ensure you are selecting a product that is governed and not just using words like ‘organic’ for marketing. 

Why is Certified Organic better?

When you buy certified organic, you can feel better knowing that the ingredients you’re putting on your baby are tested, approved, and regulated by a certifying body, such as the Australian Organic Food Chain (OFC). No synthetic ingredients and no harmful additives.

Now that you’re armed with all this information, you can be sure that moving forward you can choose the best products for a healthy baby and a happy mummy! 

Click here to view Cherub Rubs collections, all Certified Organic and Toxic Free.

To learn more about what it means to be Certified and the OFC, please visit  their website here.

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