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Natural vs. Organic

With so many natural and organic products out on the market, what do you trust?  What is the best way to decipher all this information that is being poured onto the consumer market?   Let me help you to determine where to best spend your hard earned money, in this economy.

There is a difference in organic and natural, but is it worth the extra expense to buy organic?  Sometimes it is justified, especially in food.  With food, there is only black or white; organic or conventional.  But in skin care, the lines are not so clearly drawn.   Organic and natural products are more likely not to have the chemicals and fillers.   But, organic doesn’t always mean that the product is going to be effective.  Organic just means that the products has been formulated with ingredients that have been grown without pesticides and chemicals.  The downside is that you are always going to pay a lot more for that “organic” label.

100% Natural

100% Natural

When a product is natural, this means the ingredients come from botanical and natural sources; Not chemically derived.  The natural ingredients are chemical-free as well, but they have not been given that “organic” certification.  When it comes to skin care, this is the most important factor.  Our bodies absorb up to 60% of what is applied to the skin, you want to make sure you are not putting synthetic chemicals on your skin.  Many of the FDA approved ingredients for skin care products are known carcinogens, irritants of the skin and remain stored in bodily tissues and organs.  In children, this is an even more serious issue because they are getting a higher proportion of chemical exposure due to their body size.   Many of the effects will be delayed and once the symptoms are seen there is no way to connect them to the actual cause.  For example, chemical sensitivity, liver toxicity, even cancer.

In this day and age, where there is so much chemical saturation in our environment, we can’t control everything.  But, we do have to choose very strategically to eliminate the sources wherever possible.  Starting with the food we consume, the skin care we use, and cleaning products for our homes.  These should be a starting point, as they are directly ingested through the body and skin.

When choosing products for your family, always go with a source you can trust.  Don’t just look for “organic” or “natural”, read the ingredients and know what they mean.  Many say “organically grown”, this means that it is not certified organic, it could be genetically modified or it could just mean that the farm that grew it has not been certified organic.  You would have to know a little about the product.   You will find organically grown seedless grapes, but never certified organic.  That is because they are genetically modified, and genetically modified is never organic.

When looking for skin care products, don’t just look for “natural ingredients”; look for 100% natural because that is how you know it’s safe and not filled with chemicals and a little plant oil.  Many manufacturers will use the selling point of “natural”  on their label to fool those that don’t know.   You will always get what you pay for, if it’s priced to compete with the chemical brands of skin care, you will be compromising quality because natural skin care and chemical skin care are not on the same level.  Quality ingredients are always going to cost more, that’s just a fact.

Stop by our website to get more information on our products and ingredients.  We ensure quality and effectiveness in our ingredients, and 100% natural.  Our goal is to provide quality natural products and also make them as affordable as possible.

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