Levlad, Inc., maker of Nature’s Gate® Organics, has launched a groundbreaking line of certified organic body lotions, Rainwater™ Organics. The exceptionally pure lotions bear the USDA Organic seal, conferred only on products that contain 95% or more certified organic ingredient content, excluding water. They are manufactured at Levlad’s newly certified Chatsworth, California plant. The facility underwent a number of modifications, including creation of specific storage and handling areas for certified organic ingredients, development of special sanitization procedures for organic production lines, and other enhancements, in order to earn the certification and produce the Rainwater Organics line in accordance with the stringent requirements of USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
The Rainwater Organics line and the plant’s successful organic certification are just the latest reflections of Levlad’s long-standing commitment to bringing consumers the purest possible personal care formulations. With its Rainwater Shampoo introduced thirty years ago, Levlad became the first natural cosmetic manufacturer. The new Rainwater Organics line pays tribute and builds upon that heritage.
Rainwater Organics is part of Levlad’s industry-leading Organic Systems Plan. The plan outlines procedures for organic handling and processing throughout the supply chain, from receipt of raw materials to distribution of finished goods. Levlad is the first major personal care manufacturer to achieve USDA Organic certification.
"Our goals in creating the Rainwater Organics line were threefold," said Paddy Spence, Levlad's President. "First and foremost, to create a line of personal care products that delivered the combination of purity and efficacy that sophisticated consumers seek. Second, to leverage our sophistication to build an Organic Systems Plan that could serve as a model for manufacturers in the organic food, beverages and cosmetics industries. And third, to use our leverage as a leading manufacturer to drive changes through the supply chain, resulting in greater availability of certified organic raw materials for all industry participants. We believe that raising the bar on product purity is a win-win for all involved parties."
From exotic Lemongrass Spice or Bergamot Patchouli, to refreshing Citrus Ginger or Orange Zest Mint, each of the four Nature’s Gate Rainwater™ Organics lotion features Açai oil, a sustainable rain forest botanical rich in antioxidant benefits. Purple Açai berries, grown on a species of palm known in the Amazon as the “tree of life, are also rich in vitamins C, B, E and A.
The list of what isn’t in the products is just as compelling as what is in them. The lotions are free of petrochemicals, parabens, artificial color, synthetic fragrance and phthalates.
Rainwater Organics will be available at health food stores, pharmacies, drugstores and grocery stores nationwide. Nature’s Gate Organics are products of Levlad, Inc., located in Chatsworth, CA, www.natures-gate.com or call (800) 327-2012.
For more information, please contact Bette Light at (323)650-2201 or at [email protected].