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Organic Certification

Organic Certification

From the beginning Oils4life has been committed to sourcing and supplying high quality natural and organic products.

To deliver on this commitment Oils4life has worked tirelessly with industry leaders in essential oils, fixed, macerated and infused oils and high-end ingredients to produce a range of organically certified creams, lotions, butters, bath and shower bases.

Our organic products are certified to both European Organic Food Standards and the latest International COSMOS-standard.

You can download copies of our Certification and Trading Schedules below.

DA20305 - European Organic Food Standard

  • Certificate [view]
  • Trading Schedule [view]

CC20305 - International COSMOS-standard

  • Certificate [view]
  • Trading Schedule [view]

To achieve certification Oils4life is independently inspected by the UKs leading organic standards authority (Soil Association). The inspection traces back through the supply chain to confirm compliance with the organic standard at each stage from growing, through harvesting, to processing, bottling and packaging. Finally, our product labelling is reviewed and approved. 


International Organic COSMOS-standard

The COSMOS-standard is owned and managed by a not-for-profit, international association registered in Belgium.

The objective of COSMOS is to safeguard, in the area of cosmetics, the welfare of the environment and of people.  For this they strive to stimulate the development of cosmetics that are ever more natural and organic and ensure consumers have clear and transparent information so that they can themselves be an actor for sustainable development.

The COSMOS-standard sets out innovative, challenging and progressive criteria for organic and natural cosmetics that consumers can trust, and that are clear for the industry and good for the environment.

COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics, and are safe, effective and good to use.  They are easy to identify from their labels which contain all the information you need to choose if the product fulfils your needs and expectations.

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Learn more about the COSMOS-standard [here]


European Organic Food Standards EC No. 834/2007 & EC No. 889/2008

New EU legislation on organic standards came into force on 1 January 2009. This consists of Council Regulation EC No. 834/2007, implemented by Commission Regulation EC No. 889/2008 and Commission Regulation EC No. 1235/2008, organic imports implementing regulation. 

Council Regulation EC No. 834/2007 replaces Council Regulation EEC No. 2092/1991.

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Learn more about organic food standards [here]


About the Soil Association

The Soil Association is the UK's most recognised trademark for organic produce. 
When used on food packaging, it tells you that produce is certified to high organic standards and provides an assurance of organic authenticity. The organic symbol is valued by farmers, growers, processors and retailers as an important mark of their professionalism and integrity.
The organic symbol is a trademark of the Soil Association and protected by copyright. Soil Association licensees are entitled to use this symbol and only in association with the organic products that are included on their license.

About the Soil Association:

  • The Soil Association has probably the highest and most comprehensive standards for organic production and processing in the world.
  • The Soil Association standards not only meet the UK government's minimum requirements but in many areas are higher. This is particularly true with animal welfare (for example, poultry) and the use of pesticides and fertilisers.
  • The Soil Association have also developed standards for areas not covered by government or EU regulations. These include conservation, fish farming, textiles and health and beauty care products.

Soil Association standards are constantly under review to keep them up-to-date and to address new issues and developments as they happen. To do this Soil Association has set up a number of independent standards committees. These committees are made up of our members and licensees, researchers, advisors and other experts in their field.

The committees consider proposals and amendments to the standards and advise us on other relevant policy issues. Their recommendations are circulated to all members and licensees for consultation, with the final decision being taken by our elected council. This rigorous and open process ensures standards remain high, yet attainable.