New Nature's Gate(R) Rainwater(TM) Organics Lotions Display the USDA Organic Seal

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sep 05, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Levlad, Inc., maker of Nature's Gate(R) Organics, has launched a groundbreaking line of certified organic body lotions, Rainwater(TM) 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 the creation of specific storage and handling areas for certified organic ingredients, the development of special sanitization procedures for organic production lines, as well as other changes, making Levlad one of the few personal care manufacturing facilities in the country with the ability to manufacture products in accordance with the stringent requirements of USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).

From exotic Lemongrass Spice and Bergamot Patchouli, to refreshing Citrus Ginger and Orange Zest Mint, each Nature's Gate Rainwater Organics lotion features Acai oil, a sustainable rain forest botanical rich in antioxidant benefits. Purple Acai 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.

"Products that combine this level of purity and efficacy are extremely difficult and expensive to formulate, and that is why they have been largely missing from the marketplace. However, at Nature's Gate, it is our mandate to anticipate what consumers want and innovate accordingly," says Nature's Gate President Paddy Spence. "The terms 'natural' and 'organic' have become so commonplace that their meaning has been obscured. With the USDA certified organic seal, consumers can be confident that they are getting the highest level of certified organic content, without unwanted ingredients."
In order to display the USDA seal, personal care products must meet the same stringent National Organic Program standards as those imposed upon organic food products. Ingredients must be grown, raised, harvested and processed without the use of synthetics, irradiation, chemicals, preservatives, genetically modified organisms and pesticides. Thus, the bar is raised for growers, suppliers, and manufacturers.

Although Rainwater Organics lotions herald the future of organic personal care and beauty, they also pay tribute to Nature's Gate's beginnings some thirty years ago, when two brothers began collecting rainwater to create a gentle, natural shampoo. What started as a single product would emerge as one of today's most sophisticated, trusted natural and organic beauty brands.

Nature's Gate's green principles are evident in every product, and never more so than in the four, light yet luscious lotions that comprise the new Rainwater Organics line. Each is formulated with Acai, Jojoba and Soy Bean Oils, with a generous helping of ultra emollient Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Certified Organic Ginger, Yucca, Coneflower and Gotu Kola enhance the lotions with their additional skin-soothing and calming benefits. Each delightful lotion is uniquely scented with 100% certified organic essential oils that have been custom-blended to create distinctive fragrance profiles.

Nature's Gate Rainwater Organics lotions debut this September in celebration of National Organic Harvest Month, and they are available at health food stores, pharmacies, drugstores, grocery and mass merchandise stores nationwide. An 8 oz. bottle (made from recycled material) sells for approximately $7.99. The line is developed and manufactured by Levlad LLC, located in Chatsworth, CA, at (800) 327-2012.

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