HobaCare vs. HobaCare Organic
The Original Jojoba Company provides first-press, unrefined, golden, pesticide-free jojoba (sometimes refered to as jojoba oil, although is chemically different than an oil). All of our jojoba has been processed in accordance with organic standards. One cannot tell the difference between the non-organic jojoba and the organic jojoba even after applying them to the skin.
We cannot certify the non-organic HobaCare Jojoba and HobaCare 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% HobaCare Organic Jojoba and HobaCare Baby Organic 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 organic certifiers.
Please click here to view our organic certificate.