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Why Choose Organic? 10 Reasons for Health Safety

Why Choose Organic? 10 Reasons for Health Safety

Why Choose Organic? 10 Reasons for Health Safety

The abundance of choice and availability of organic products is phenomenal as more people become willing to try them. But what are some of the main reasons that our health can benefit from going organic?

No harmful parabens in organic products

Organic products with 100 percent natural ingredients are always free from parabens. Parabens are used as a preservative in many beauty products to prevent the growth of bacteria. This is not a natural ingredient, and its use in cosmetics is still under investigation.

Organic products are free from SLS

SLS, or sodium lauryl sulfate, is frequently used in cosmetics that require foam or bubbles. Many cleansers have this as an ingredient, but it has been found to be a potential skin irritant. On top of that, SLS is often contaminated with other harmful chemicals. With fully natural and organic products, you can rest assured that no SLS or its associated contaminants will be present to cause undue irritation to your skin, like this Clearly Natural Glycerine Bar.

Clearly Natural Glycerine Bar.

Instead, organic products, such as this A La Maison Bar Soap, stick to nature’s own ingredients, creating foam using things such as coconut oil derivatives to help ensure that your skin is cared for.

 La Maison Bar Soap

No petrolatum in natural products

Petrolatum is used in many cosmetics to provide a moisturizing effect. However, it is believed that petrolatum may be carcinogenic. This may be due to the fact that it is actually a byproduct of crude oil refinement; crude oil is known to contain carcinogens such as polycyclic hydrocarbons. This is never found in organic products, so sticking to natural alternatives can shield you from these harmful effects.

Heavy metals are not used in organic cosmetics

We’ve all heard terms such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. None of these sound like anything you’d want to be slathering onto your face or body, and you’d be right. Many products continue to contain these heavy metals and it is even allowed by the FDA, albeit in very small amounts and only for certain purposes.

Nevertheless, it is better to only use natural organic products that are free from such contaminants. Even in small amounts, heavy metals are thought to have a cumulative effect in the body over time.

Zero use of synthetic fragrances in organics

Smells are more than just a sensation. When we inhale a scent, it enters our bodies and our systems. Many fragrances use a combination of natural substances and synthetic chemicals to create the desired scent. Synthetic fragrance is thought to be a big contributor to many of the allergic reactions and rashes that people report getting from cosmetic products.

While there will always be a minority of people who could be allergic to pretty much anything, organic products that use naturally derived fragrances are a much safer option. Many use natural essential oils derived from plants and fruits to provide a heavenly scent, and some of these are truly delicious. Take, for example, this Organic Mint Chocolate Handmade Soap, that uses spearmint and peppermint essential oils.

Organic Mint Chocolate Handmade Soap

Hazardous DEA can be avoided

Diethanolamine, or DEA, is used in the production of some of the more common ingredients found in many cosmetic products, However, it is a known irritant that can upset the skin. Sticking to organic shampoos, body washes, soaps, and cleansers can help you to avoid DEA and treat your skin and hair with the kindness that you deserve.

Phenol-free ingredients

Phenol is a derivative of petroleum and is used in the formulation of many cosmetics. Although it originates from nature, it is a very harmful substance that has been banned for use in cosmetics in some countries. High-quality organic products never contain phenol and are made using gentle and safe ingredients.

Products without talc

Many loose powders, eyeshadows, and blushes contain talc. Talc has been linked to possible asbestos contamination, and asbestos is a known carcinogen that has been linked to lung cancer. The best organic products never contain talc.

Formaldehyde is not used in organic products

Formaldehyde is never something you’d knowingly apply to your skin but is added to cosmetics as a preservative. At the very least, it is known to cause skin irritation - something that is easily avoided with organics.

Natural, organic products are healthier

Many cosmetics are loaded with all kinds of chemicals just to get the job done and sell a lot of products. However, short-term fixes that appear to work now could have health consequences later on, and sticking to organic products is much healthier overall.