Who’s behind it:

NSF International (nsf.org), a nonprofit organization providing natural products standards development, testing, inspections, certification, and education.

What it means:

*The product contains at least 70 percent National Organic Program–certified organic ingredients

*NSF allows the use chemical processes like saponification (processes that are typical for personal care products but may not be allowed for food products) to produce soaps, waxes, and essential oils as long as the raw ingredients involved in the chemical reaction are organic.

*NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ansi.org), a leading watchdog organization for U.S. nongovernmental standards.

Look for it on:

Personal care products.