List of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Products

organic products named in lawsuit for mislabelingLast week, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), a California based environmental watchdog, filed a lawsuit against 26 personal care companies who mislabel their products “organic” – a violation of California law.  California law requires that any product using the term “organic” on the front of the package must contain at least 70% organic ingredients. The CEH conducted tests that support their accusations of which they claim these companies formulate said products with few or no organic ingredients.

The complete list of companies the CEH named in the lawsuit is listed below. However, the products identified are just examples, as the CEH has included multiple mislabeled products from the companies in the lawsuit.

  • Advantage Research Laboratories, Inc./Murray’s Worldwide, Inc.: Parnevu T-Tree No Lye Conditioning Relaxer System
  • Aubrey Organics, Inc: Collagen & Almond Enriching Moisturizing Lotion
  • Beauty Without Cruelty/Lotus Brands, Inc: Organic Aromatherapy Facial Cleanser
  • Boots Retail USA Inc: Boots Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Wash
  • California Inside & Out, Inc: Out of Africa Handwash Tea Tree with Essential Oil
  • Colomer U.S.A.: Crème of Nature Kiwi & Citrus Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Cosway Company, Inc/Head Organics Company: Clearly Head Conditioner
  • Curls, LLC: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream Organic Shampoo
  • derma e® Natural Bodycare/Stearns Products, Inc: Psorzema Body Wash
  • Hain Celestial Group: Jason Thin-to-Thick Conditioner and Baby Avalon Organics Silky Cornstarch Baby Powder
  • House of Cheatham, Inc: Organics by Africa’s Best Hair Mayonnaise
  • International Trade Routes of New York, Inc/Laboratorios Phergal: Naturtint Green Technologies Permanent Hair Colorant
  • Kinky-Curly Hair Care: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz
  • Kiss My Face Corporation: Hold Up Styling Mousse
  • Lafe’s Natural BodyCare/Lafe T. Larson, Inc: Deodorant Stone With Holder
  • Morrocco Method, Inc: Euro Organic Oil Simply Pure Hair & Scalp Therapy
  • Namasté Laboratories: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Pak
  • Nature’s Baby Products, Inc: Nature’s Baby ORGANICS Shampoo & Body Wash in Vanilla-Tangerine Scent or Lavender-Chamomile Scent
  • Nubian Heritage Group/Sundial Group LLC: Coconut & Papaya with Vanilla Bean Extract Body Wash
  • Nutrition Resource, Inc. dba NutriBiotic: NutriBiotic Everyday Clean Conditioner Botanical Blend
  • Rainbow Research Corporation: Rainbow Baby Oh Baby Unscented Organic Herbal Shampoo
  • Renpure, L.L.C: Renpure Organics I Love My Hair! Body and Shine Shampoo
  • Strength of Nature Global, LLC: Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioning Treatment
  • Sundial Brands/Sundial Group LLC: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
  • The Himalaya Drug Company: Organique by Himalaya Toothpaste
  • Todd Christopher International, Inc/Vogue International: Hydrating Teatree Mint Conditioner


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3 Responses for “List of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Products”

  1. Erwin says:


    As if it wasn’t enough that we have various standards for organic products – in some cases what is okay in the US isn’t okay in Europe and vice versa – now we can’t trust what it says on the label either. I have had a feeling that this might be the case, but I would actually have preferred to be wrong about that….

  2. Kimiko says:

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  3. Maryetta Hennick says:

    It’s antiperspirant that contains aluminum, not deodorant. It’s easy to find aluminum free deodorant for men, but much more difficult for women. I’ve switched to deodorant (Adidas makes a decent one), but I’ve been thinking of looking for a more natural alternative. Deodorants irritate and dry out my skin (higher alcohol content maybe?), but I don’t know what else to try.Report this comment as spam or abuse

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