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Natural 101

Many people have started using "natural" Products because they have heard that they are better for you. But there is a lot of misinformation out  there, and I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to share with you some basic facts!

Pure Vs Organic


This topic alone may be new to some people.  There are many who don't know the difference between pure and organic products.

Organic:  This great article by the FDA, says that:
Organic refers not only to the food itself, but also to how it was produced. Foods labeled organic bust be certified by the national  Organic  Program, which took effect October 21, 2002. They must be grown and processed using organic farming methods that recycle resources and promote biodiversity- two key elements of environmentally sustainable agriculture...

The article then goes into detail about how crops have to be grown and how livestock have to live.

Pure: Is anything that the manufactures want it to be.  This word is not regulated like organic is.  Though most products that say " pure, or Natural" are not processed or don't use as many synthetic products, some are not "Natural" at all, and just use the term to get people to buy their products.

 

So which is better?


If you are using these products for any ethical reason, then use organic.  But if you are using organic products purely for beauty , it doesn't matter which one you get, natural, organic or "regular." I would say research what ingredients to avoid and which to use based on what you are trying to achieve.  For example, I have super dry skin and want clearer moist skin.  Salicylic acid is in a lot of skin cleaner products, but is really bad for someone like me who has dry skin.  I Avoid  this all together weather it's a man made Salicylic acid or naturally occurring.  I also try to find products that have Jojoba  oil in order to lubricate my skin.

There is so much more of this topic I could talk about, leave comments and let me know if there is anything else you want me to touch on!

{Kime Says}

 

Comments

  1. Hello Kime! I think this article raises an excellent point. I feel as though the idea of going organic has been so glorified over the recent years as a publicity stunt. People these days are always trying to do what is new and highly publicized but with out even knowing facts! So thanks for sharing this with the world! However I grew up eating organic foods without even knowing because my family and I would go to the farm to get food and actually pick out what we wanted and watch it turn into burgers and steak (If you know what I mean). So organic food is great but you really gotta know your facts!

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  2. Much appreciated for the information and share!

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