Blume Organics Earns USDA Organic Certification


Santa Cruz, CA, Sept. 2, 2020: Blume Organics announced today that it has earned its Organic Certification from the California Certified Organic Farmers, (CCOF) organization, a United States Department of Agriculture-accredited certifier. CCOF certification verifies that Blume Organics super safe sanitizers are 100% organic, Plant Based & Petroleum Free, and contain no toxic chemicals or artificial ingredients.

According to company CEO, David Blume, “Since we can’t carry a sink with us everywhere, sanitizers have become a publicly accepted way to protect ourselves and those we care about from exposure to germs and pathogens. The problem is, all sanitizers are not safe. As we see regularly in the news unsafe and toxic sanitizers are presenting a severe threat to consumers everywhere. Using these toxic products can result in serious health consequences, hospitalization and even death.”

“Predatory businesses have been taking advantage of the pandemic to sell unregulated products that contain chemicals and substances the Food and Drug Administration knows to be dangerous,” Blume continued. “This is especially the case when these sanitizers are applied to skin and hands multiple times daily. Eventually these toxic products will be prohibited.

However, for now, consumers can look for our organic certification logo, the same icon they demand for crops and food. The CCOF organic logo makes it easy to identify our sanitizers that are, and will be, safe particularly for children and the elderly.”

As of August 13th, 2020, the FDA had recalled 149 different hand sanitizers due to failing standards on randomized tests. Many products have tested positive for methanol, a type of alcohol that is toxic when ingested and may be harmful when applied directly to the skin.

“At Blume Organics we believe that consumers deserve to know that the products they are using to protect themselves from exposure to pathogens and germs are actually safe for use,” said Tom Harvey, co-founder of Blume Organics. “In addition to providing our exclusive Free Guide to Sanitizer Safety on our website, consumers can simply look for the CCOF organic logo on our labels and know our manufacturing process and sanitizers have been thoroughly evaluated and meet the highest organic requirements in our industry.”

Blume’s website, offers information about sanitizers and also offers a free photo meme toxic sanitizer ingredients list that can be downloaded and carried on a smartphone to aid in sanitizer shopping decisions.

CCOF touts its certification process as the most rigorous for organic producers today. Like CCOF, Blume Organics advocates for organic agriculture as a means to build a healthier world. CCOF organic certification provides consumers with a quality assurance that doesn’t require a degree in chemistry to understand. As Farmer Dave says, “Not in your food, not on your skin, Organic Matters!”.

About California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today its roots span the breadth of North America and its presence is internationally recognized. CCOF is supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. To learn more about CCOF’s food safety services, visit

About Blume Organics

Blume sanitizers are handcrafted at California Certified Organic Food operation Whiskey Hill Farms, in Watsonville, CA. by Monterey Bay Renewable Fuels 1. Blume sanitizers contain locally produced organic, non-GMO, non-corn, Plant Based & Petroleum FreeTM ethyl alcohol, organic vegetable glycerin, organic essential oils of lavender, lemon, and eucalyptus. The Company’s Skin and Surface Sanitizers ( products are available in economical Family Packs (containing six, 4-ounce spray bottles) and 64-ounce refill bottles to help promote reuse and plastic repurposing.

For more information contact; Tom Harvey – (831) 722-1012 x105 •

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Blume Organics Releases Guide to Skin Sanitizer Safety

Blume Organicstm Releases Guide to Skin Sanitizer Safety:

Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid

Santa Cruz, CA, July 23, 2020: Blume Organics today announced its exclusive Guide to Sanitizer Safety is available “Free” online ( The Guide is a consumer resource with comprehensive information about the dangerous chemicals and artificial ingredients, currently in use in skin and hand sanitizers.

“Consumers deserve to know what is going on their hands and skin. This is especially true when you are applying a substance to your skin multiple times daily,” said Tom Harvey, Co-Founder Blume Organics. “Many of the chemicals and ingredients in sanitizers today are unnecessary, toxic and hazardous. Because they are unsafe for use, the Food and Drug Administration has been pulling sanitizer products from the market and citing specific companies for their products, i.e. ( At Blume we provide full label disclosure and believe that, if you wouldn’t put these ingredients in your food, you shouldn’t put them on your skin! Organics matter, to the planet and to us.

Blume’s Guide was written by Blume Organics Co-Founder and author of the critically-acclaimed book, Alcohol Can Be A Gas!, David Blume. The Guide identifies the most common toxic ingredients being sold today in commercial sanitizers, including: benzalkonium chloride, triclosan, glycerin made from petroleum, phthalates, denaturants, acetone and more. It describes the unhealthy effects these harsh chemical and petroleum-based ingredients have on our hands and skin.

“Unlike most commercial hand-sanitizer companies, Blume products feature only organic ethyl alcohol that we make from organic inputs. Alcohol is a proven antiseptic solution and kills germs and pathogens that we are in contact with daily, “Blume stated. “We handcraft our products at California Certified Organic Food (CCOF) Whiskey Hill Farms, in Watsonville CA. We use 75% organic ethyl alcohol in our skin and hand sanitizer products and 80% organic ethyl alcohol in our surface sanitizer and never use methanol or petro-chemicals in any of our products. 80% alcohol is what the World Health Organization have determined actually kills COVID-19. WHO’s recommendations, titled “Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations,” can be found at and covers Alcohol (ethanol) (formulated to 80%, volume/volume) in an aqueous solution.”

About Blume Organicstm

Blume sanitizers contain pure, organic, non-GMO, non-corn, Plant Based and Petroleum Freetm ethyl alcohol, organic vegetable glycerin, organic essential oils of lavender, lemon, and/or eucalyptus. Blume Organics’ Skin and Hand Sanitizer and Surface Sanitizer ( products are available in 4-ounce spray bottles and 64-ounce refill bottles to help promote reuse and repurposing of plastic. Blume products are made at Whiskey Hill Farms in Watsonville California, by Monterey Bay Renewable Fuels 1 where the Company is transforming local organic food waste and crop material into high-demand, high-return products.

Products include organic ethyl-alcohol-based safe sanitizers; organic fertilizers and soil amendments to help our planet, our communities and ourselves flourish. For more information contact; Tom Harvey – (831) 722-1012 x105 •

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