There are many reasons to choose Organic products, from the protection of the planet to the protection of your health and your family’s. Non-organic products are grown and manufactured using pesticides and other chemicals. Some pesticides accumulate in fatty tissue (bioaccumulation) and are endocrine disruptors. Repeated contact with even small doses of pesticides can cause build-up in the body, possibly causing immune and nervous system disorders years after exposure. Because children have a habit of putting things in their mouths and because their bodies are still developing, they are at great risk of pesticide poisoning. With recent reports that some pesticides (such as atrazine) are not considered as safe as was thought in the past, we need to be more diligent in avoiding them. Also, pesticides that have recently been banned could still be lurking in products that you have left over from years ago!
What Does Organic Mean?
Organic refers to the way agricultural products have been grown and processed. Organic plant production maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. Once grown, the Organic Certified plant ingredients used in our products are processed without any artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation. This maintains the integrity of the ingredient and helps to protect your family’s health.
Benefits of Certified Organic Ingredients
Good for the soil
Unlike non-organic plants that are grown using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, Organic produce is grown using modern procedures based on ecology and soil science. It also relies on traditional farming methods such as crop rotation to ensure fertility and protection against weeds and pests.
Good for the environment
Protection of wildlife and of the environment is a top priority for producers of Organic ingredients. They adhere to the highest standards of sustainability and aim to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources throughout their farming and production practices.
Good for people
Organic Certified ingredients have been shown in a number of studies to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than non-organic ingredients, making them a healthier choice for you and your family.
No synthetic chemicals or gmos
Organic systems prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Organic Certified products are also produced without any Genetically Modified Organisms, which are strictly prohibited in the standards for organic food and farming.
Did you know?
Here are some facts that conventional producers of personal care products probably won’t tell you:
- 1/3 of all personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human Carcinogens.
- The average adult uses 9 personal care products daily, exposing them to 126 chemicals every day.
- 89% of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have not been evaluated for safety.
- Over the last 30 years, only 9 of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have been banned or restricted.