The Jojoba Company provides first-press, unrefined, golden, pesticide-free, HobaCare Jojoba and Jojoba Baby and first-press, unrefined, golden, certified 100% organic HobaCare Jojoba and Jojoba Baby. Both products are first-press quality and both have been processed in accordance with organic standards. One cannot tell the difference between the two after applying them to the skin. (Some customers swear they can discern a difference. We do not argue with them!)
We cannot certify the pesticide-free HobaCare Jojoba and Jojoba Baby as organic for one of two reasons:
- The seeds harvested for the jojoba are from fields that are in transition from pesticide-free to organic, or
- The seeds are from fields that were farmed conventionally, and the growers used commercial fertilizers -- NOT certified organic fertilizers -- on the plants that produce the jojoba seeds pressed for our pesticide-free jojoba. The use of conventional fertilizers makes organic certification impossible.
Our Certified 100% Organic HobaCare Jojoba and Jojoba Baby have been grown and processed in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (USDA NOP). Our certifier is the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), whom the USDA NOP authorizes as certifiers.
Please click here to view our organic certificate.