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Where is Organic Growing? Today’s Consumer for Natural Hair, Skin & Essential Oil Products

  • 12 Nov 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Where is Organic Growing?

Today’s Consumer for Natural Hair, Skin & Essential Oil Products

       Hope Gillerman, Founder & CEO
HGillerman Organics

Gay C. Timmons, Founder
Oh,Oh Organic

In October, we reviewed the legal standards for Organic claims, and, despite some initial confusion in 2003 about which standards for organics would prevail (USDA, ECOCERT, etc) today’s growing market for Natural and Organic products are gaining market share and more clearly define and identify their products, ingredients, sources and marketing mandates. Thanks to California’s Organic Products Act of 2003 (COPA) supported by the Federal USDA’s National Organics Program (NOP) most brands with at least 70% Organic ingredients stay true to the standard,  while others prefer to go the “Natural” claims route. Our speakers will share their own experiences, challenges and distribution choices.


Hope Gillerman, Founder & CEO - HGillerman Organics

Hope learned first hand the powers of essential oils early in her career. A former dancer with a recurrent back injury and certified Alexander Technique Body Worker and Instructor, Hope became skilled in injury and stress-relief techniques. She began to develop her own natural, stress-relieving blends, and later turned to Traditional Chinese Medicine to fine-tune her art, studying with a Taoist Monk and Master, who taught her to also consider the effects of weather, climate, sleep patterns as well as stress in creating her unique blends. Hope’s essential oils are designed to deepen breathing, relax muscles and improve sleep, and she uses only undiluted, unaltered organic and wild-crafted essential oils sourced from all over the world. Hope is a member of the New Beauty Magazine Advisory Board.  Her blends are available in leading destination Spas and Specialty stores throughout the U.S.

Gay Timmons, M.S., Founder- Oh, Oh Organic, Inc.

Gay owns and operates an organic and specialty ingredient distribution company which she founded in 2001 for the delivery of sustainable agricultural ingredients to the cosmetic and personal care industry.

A major industry consultant and advocate for regulatory protection for organic producers and consumers, she has actively participated in the organic and natural industry for 23 years. Gay holds a degree from U.C. Davis, and has an M.S. in Physiology; her introduction to the field began as a 10-year co-manager of an organic farm and production facility. She has served as Chair of the California Organic Products Advisory Committee, and was also Secretary on the CCOF Board of Directors and Chair of the Processor Chapter for 11 years. She lives with her two daughters in Los Gatos, CA, and her philosophy is “If it is not a sustainable act, it is not worth doing.” Food, relationships, business, consumer goods---all need to shift to a paradigm that measures them by their sustainability.


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ChemAid Laboratories, established in 1971, is a leading formulating Contract Manufacturer of beauty products located just outside of New York City in Saddlebrook, New Jersey, serving many Fortune 500 Companies on the West Coast and throughout the country. Clients range in size from global to entrepreneurial and emerging brands. ChemAid routinely formulates products for global compliance for a range of world-wide brands. Their specialty is high performance, high-quality hair, skin, and body care treatment products as well as fine fragrance products for prestige and specialty brands. ChemAid partners with clients in recommending new concepts, compelling ingredient technology, line extensions, and also assists in product positioning and other areas of Marketing Support that are value added. ChemAid is a truly collaborative supplier with an ongoing dedication to formulating creative, aesthetically compelling products into which highly efficacious specialty ingredients are incorporated. Quality is the leading thread throughout the organization, from formulation to manufacturing, filling and dedicated Customer service. In summary,

ChemAid Labs is uniquely positioned as a Contract Manufacturer offering world-class formulas, many of which are regarded as "best in class" and which have garnered industry as well as Beauty Editor acclaim over the years.

Contact Info:
Marc Reiner, President
ChemAid Laboratories
100 Mayhill Street


Carrubba Incorporated
specializes in the creation of custom fragrances, flavors, botanical extracts, and natural deodorants for leading manufacturers around the world. Carrubba works with customers every step of the way, from product development through production and delivery, to ensure the ultimate in product integrity and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to superior product quality, on time delivery, sustainability and fair pricing, allowed us to receive Alberto Culver’s prestigious Supplier of the Year award.

Carrubba meets your most demanding challenges with unique, imaginative and profitable solutions. We are committed to our customers' success and will bring the same enthusiasm, creativity and experience to your projects that have helped introduce hundreds of new and innovative natural and organic products. And for over three decades, Carrubba’s manufacturing practices have resulted in minimal environmental impact, supporting our platform of Sustainability and Green Practices.

Carrubba Inc. Contact Info: Stacy Fernandez
Sales Manager-West Coast
70 Research Drive
Milford, CT  06460
Phone:  323.828.2520
Fax:  323.913.3636


Ecocert established the 1st standard for organic and natural cosmetics certification globally and has become a broadly recognized label in the cosmetics industry since its inception. Ecocert's seal has been chosen by the most recognized and influential organizations in the market. This seal shows the strong commitment of these companies towards the environment and production of high quality products.  Additionally, it has proven to be a strong commercial and marketing tool for business development. Consumers are also looking for Ecocert's certification as it guarantees the highest environmental standards for personal care products.

ECOCERT, with its team of 30 chemists and highly skilled auditors, are certifying around 1,200 companies worldwide and more than 25,000 products. In the US, ECOCERT has been working with personal care companies since 2006 and is the only certification agency to provide combined audit for USDA NOP, ECOCERT / COSMOS and NSF standards.

Contact info
Vincent MOREL, General Manager
Toll-free: (888) 337-8246 (EST)
Cell: + 1 310 292 5002 (PST)




Butternut Squash Soup with Crème Fraiche

Entrée Choices:

Roasted Turkey Breast au Jus with Fresh Herb Bread Stuffing, Green Beans and Sweet Potato with Cranberry Sauce

Herb-Crusted Basa Fish
with Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce and Mashed Potatos and Green Beans.


Vegetarian Option Butternut Squash Hand Made Ravioli with Green Beans

Dessert Pecan Pie served with Freshly Brewed Coffee & Tea.


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