The COSMOS Standard is the unified organic and natural cosmetics standard for Europe. The founding members are  BDIH - Germany, Cosmebio - France, Ecocert - France, ICEA - Italy and the Soil Association - UK. 

The COSMOS Standard defines the criteria that companies must meet to ensure consumers that their products are genuine organic or natural cosmetics produced to the highest feasible sustainability practices.

The COSMOS Standard is managed by a not-for-profit, international and independent association – the Brussels based COSMOS-standard AISBL.

Every Ingredient (Raw Material) used in a Plantworx formulation must first be approved for our use by our COSMOS Auditors.
The Raw Material must comply to the following criteria to pass the auditors;
Precautionary principle: When there is scientific evidence that an ingredient, technology or process could pose a health or environmental risk, then the precautionary principle is be applied and it will not be allowed. For this reason, the following are not allowed.
  • Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials are forbidden.
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Primary raw materials or ingredients that are GMOs or derivatives of GMOs are forbidden. 
  • Irradiation
Gamma and X-ray irradiation are forbidden.
    Animal testing
    Raw Materials or Cosmetic products must not be tested on animals by the manufacturer or any third party induced to do so by it. 
    Preservation of biodiversity and sustainability are important factors to take into account when selecting materials to be used in certified products/ingredients. Non-sustainably sourced raw materials are not allowed in certified cosmetics.

    COSMOS sets out the criteria in the COSMOS-standard and authorises approved Certification Bodies for the certification of retail products and ingredients. Currently there are 10 authorised Certification Bodies based in Europe, Australia and Asia offering world-wide COSMOS certification.

    Plantworx (Eco.kid) is certified to the COSMOS Standard, The Australian National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce and the USDA National Organic Standard (USDA NOP). 

    Our manufacturing facilities are physically audited in Australia every year by the ACO Certification Ltd. Our formulations are audited by Ecocert (France) and ACO Certification Ltd (Australia) and registered with Comebio (France).

    REGULATIONS: The users of the COSMOS Standard are expected to comply with all relevant legislation, including The EU Regulation on cosmetic products (EC No. 1223/2009) as amended, The EU REACH REGULATION (EC No. 1907/2006), Commission Regulation on claims in cosmetic products (EU No. 655/2013), and/or other local or national laws concerning cosmetic products where appropriate.


    Never use Water-based product to remove headlice eggs.

    Schools often send notes home instructing parents to comb the hair with conditioner to inspect for headlice. Although well meaning, this advice is not as helpful as it is intended to be.

    Water-based product will swell human hair 15% within 2 minutes making the lice eggs more difficult to remove.

    Oil-based products will not swell the hairshaft and are transparent making it much easier to identify the live lice and much easier to remove lice and thier nit eggs from the hair.


    Oil-based Are the Best Headlice Treatments

    Oil-based Headlice combing solution and headlice treatments are the best choice for detecting and eradicating headlice.

    Any oil will suffocate the live lice and the oil will help support the easy release of the lice nit eggs.


    Why are nit eggs so tough to remove

    The nit eggs are glued to the hairsaft by a liquid chitisan. Chitisan is the same natural material as the shell of a beetle, so once it dries and hardens it forms a permanent casing around the hair fibre.

    Only sliding the casing up the hairshaft will allow it to be removed.

    Nit Ninja Nit Picker Pre-Shampoo Combing Oil is formulated to penetrate beneath the tough shell structure and lubricate the hair fibre to allow for effortless removal of the egg.