Why Africology has chosen not to be affiliated with any certification body By Renchia Droganis, CEO When I started formulating my own cosmetic recipes, my raw materials came from local farmers. Most of these farmers were passionate about what they grew and did so without the use of chemicals. Most used moon phases to plant and harvest, and they knew the value in biodynamic principles. My eyes were opened to the world of cosmetics and its excessive use of chemicals when I started to manufacture on a larger scale than my kitchen could accommodate. The use of a cosmetic chemist and a lab..