Remember my review on “Made from Earth” beauty products? I had a “bad” vibe from the beginning that this company was not really up front with me about their products being organic. Maybe some are but I don’t think all of them are and they are using the words like “Organic”, “Holistic” and “Chem-Free” on their bottles and I think they are misleading. I hemmed and hawed about doing the review. But any time I had a question, the marketing rep answered me, albeit vaguely.
But other than the replies to my questions, I couldn’t find any more information about their ingredients. I wasn’t happy still, so I did to some research on organic labeling. And when I asked about their USDA labeling and if they are certified by USDA, I was told that they are not certified by USDA because their formulation change constantly and that USDA logo will be removed from the product packaging. Also, that they are now certified by Oregon Tilth and that they are inspected annually. But the USDA logo is still on the website. I assumed it also was going to be removed. But it has not.
Even after I posted the review, my gut still didn’t feel right about the rep’s answers. So I asked for the certificates from OTCO, proving that their products are indeed certified organic by them.
The rep referred me to the general manager of the factory on April 25th and I still haven’t heard from them.
I know the giveaway ended and I should be selecting a winner for the person to receive the Green Tea Toxin Cleanser but in all honesty, I will not be recommending this company’s products to my readers.
I am sorry. I apologize.
I am thankful to one commenter, Sage, who prompted me look into this matter further. I asked the company about the USDA logo on their website but didn’t receive an answer if it will be removed.
I am disappointed to do this retraction as I never did this before. I always like to give the benefit of doubt when dealing with companies for reviews but I do my due diligence, especially when it comes to greenwashing. And when a company approaches me to do a review, I expect them to be honest and be up front about their products and the company’s philosophy. I didn’t approach Made from Earth; they approached me to do the review. And while I do my best to be honest and be fair, if I can’t gather the facts, then, I can’t in my good conscience recommend them blindly. And if I am wrong about Made from Earth, I hope they will contact me and let me know that I was wrong about them.
I am thankful to my readers who read my reviews and trust my words. So for this reason, I am retracting my recommendation of Made From Earth and I am sorry.
I made a mistake.