Many of us believe it's healthier to eat organic food and that
we benefit from using organic personal products but how do we
benefit from buying other types of organic products?
Any time we eat or drink something our body absorbs all the good
and the bad things that are found in these products. The same
holds true for anything applied to our skin. We now know that
our skin has been found to be highly absorbent so anything we use
on it can be absorbed into our bodies. Reasons enough to make changes to our buying habits and that means choosing safer, more natural and organic products.
But what about other organic products that are turning up that don't appear to have any health benefits?
Perhaps it makes sense to choose organic clothing knowing
that fabrics like conventional cotton are grown and
processed with many harmful chemicals. It just feels better to
choose fabrics that you wear that are more natural.
Natural ingredients like plants or herbs are found in so many
items and they can be conventionally or organically grown.
You may be seeing items like cut flowers, candles
made from vegetable wax like soy, perfumes made with real plant
ingredients or even that citrus cleaner you use on your floor all
made with organically grown plants and flowers.
But why buy other types of organic products?
When you purchase items like this you are contributing to what I
think of as the organic advantage...
*Natural alternatives are used when growing crops that don't
harm and even benefit the environment and wildlife.
*Safer work environments for all those who grow or handle
crops or plant materials.
*Organic farmers are encouraged to grow more crops.
*Increased demand for products that are grown without harmful
herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides but are also processed
without bleaches, dyes perfect solution and other chemicals. This shows designers,
manufacturers and retailers that we are serious about organic
As you can see there are many benefits to growing organically and
to choosing to buy organic products. Any product we purchase
that contains a good percentage of organic ingredients does good
things above and beyond what is healthy for us.
It's important to make sure that our purchases are truly organic.
Unfortunately, some companies take advantage of our
interest in being more natural and add only tiny amounts of an
organic ingredient to their product. Their label can now claim made with organics ingredients.
Reading the label helps as does looking for the USDA certified organic logo or other organic certification. It is our best assurance when purchasing organic products.
It can be more expensive and difficult to find organic
products right now but it's worth it to do what we can. Maybe for
now it is buying a pair of socks made from organic cotton or even
some perfume created with organically grown flowers.
When we are informed we make better choices and we can feel like
we are making a better choice when we choose to buy organic.