Organic cosmetics are exactly what they sound like. These beauty products, like organic produce, foods and dairy products, are made completely free of anything "synthetic" or man made. They are made of environmentally friendly, pure earth-made ingredients, and a new and younger generation who is more environmentally and health conscious is just eating them up, so to speak.
One of the biggest makers and a prelude to the big organic cosmetics movement, is a company called Dr. Hauschka, which is a cosmetics and natural beauty product based in Germany, which sells only 100%, organically produced makeup and beauty products for women. Jennifer Aniston is reportedly a fan. Some of the organic ingredients commonly used in this new breed of cosmetics are organically grown pigmented fruits and veggie-derived, such as deeply stained berries and other highly pigmented, naturally occurring, and more importantly, organically grown plant life.
Other ingredients used as emulsifiers and consistency forming agents are items such as natural and organic oils, waxes, flower essences, mica, organic corn starch, minerals, clays and other bonding agents which work just as well, and arguably better than their man made counterparts.
With an increasing concern over health and a huge boost in "natural awareness" over the past few years, female consumers who make the cosmetics industry the multi billion dollar industry that it is today, are calling for more natural and healthy products, which also emphasize environmental awareness. A lot of bad press has also come to light that several ingredients commonly used in skin care products, cosmetics and makeup are known carcinogens that contain toxins as well as allergens that many people can react to who may not even know it.
Taking these man made irritants and allergens out and replacing them with healthy, wholesome and organically grown and minimally processed ingredients may also prove beneficial to the skin. Think about it. Your skin is probably better able to breath as well as given the benefit of not coming into contact with possible allergens which can only exacerbate skin conditions and irritate and redden the skin. Many organic cosmetic customers rave that the products "just agree" with their skin.
The prospective organic beauty products buyer must beware though. Some of these cosmetics that are labeled organic may not be the real deal. There are currently standards being put in place by Organic Groups who have consumers in mind and would like to formulate some sort of certification and labeling system for organic cosmetics, just as is currently in place for organic foods like produce and other consumable goods. Once this system is in place, this sector of the cosmetic and beauty market should take off like wildfire, and be the future of the beauty world, for a more health and environment conscious world.
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Benefits of Consuming Raw Organic Food
One of the latest diet crazes is the raw food diet. It may seem like an odd idea to eat all your food raw, but its really only natural. All the animals on the planet eat raw food except for humans and those raised by humans. And those that eat cooked food tend to have a shorter lifespan and more widespread disease. Before you dismiss raw food as the latest fad diet, take a look at the benefits it has to offer.
There are body products popping up on shelves everywhere marked as organic. They claim to be much more beneficial for you than other body products. Youre probably thinking what are organic body products and are they really better for me? Well, organic body products are actually a complicated issue; theres no simple answer, but heres some help for sorting it out.
Organic foods and products are becoming more and more popular, but if you dont know a lot about organic food; you probably dont realize why theyre worth spending the extra money on. Heres some information that will hopefully help you make the healthy switch to organics.
Since organic food started to gain popularity in the late 1990s, people have been skeptical about the superiority of organics. Many people claimed that the benefits of organic over traditional products could not be proven. The truth is that there had simply not been enough testing done to prove the benefits of organic products or the drawbacks of traditionally produced food.
If you have kids, youve probably had some crazy grocery store experiences. You have to take the time to get each kid to stop what theyre doing, get ready, and get into the car. You then have to battle traffic on the streets and in parking lots while your kids are going wild and crazy in the back seat.
Many parents see organic baby food in health food stores or regular grocery aisles and simply pass it by. You probably think I grew up on regular baby food and Im fine. Think about it this way, do you baby proof your gardening chemicals, or is your baby allowed to eat and drink pesticides? Okay perhaps its not an equal comparison, after all there are only small amounts of toxic chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers in traditional baby food but do you really want to take the risk?
Buying organic produce has become an increasing trend in recent years. Many people buy it because its natural and dont even bother to research the benefits of these kinds of foods. By buying organic produce you are helping your family and the environment stay healthy and happy for years to come.
When most people hear the term organic, they think of decreased chemical use. In reality, organic agricultural production involves so much more than that. Organic agriculture is a fairly strict form of sustainable agriculture; a way of producing food products without harming the land. Its main goal is to work the land without preventing future generations from being able to use it as well. By buying organic products, youre not only feeding your family safer food and preventing hazardous chemicals from entering the environment; youre also protecting future generations.
Wish you could have fresh, flavorful vegetables right at your fingertips all season long? Do you want to be confident that your vegetables are safe for your family to eat? Well, you can have all that and more. Growing your own organic vegetable garden not only assures fresh, safe, great tasting vegetables all season long; it also provides you with exercise, stress relief, and the knowledge that your hard work is accomplishing great things for your family. If this sounds like something youd love to try, here are a few tips you need to know before you get started.
Right now, it seems like everyone is looking for the secret to losing weight. They take pills and go on the latest diet looking for a quick fix. The truth is, theres no miracle diet that will help you take off 20 pounds overnight, but there are things that can give you that extra boost to finally take the weight off once and for all. One great extra boost is organic food. These are foods grown without pesticides, hormones, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals. They are designed to work naturally with the environment around them and within the body of the person who eats them. Eating healthy with organics can help you finally take off those excess pounds naturally.
One of the latest health food crazes is organic food. It used to be only a handful of farmers produced organic products. Even when organics became widespread, only a few different food products were available. Now theres an organic alternative to almost every product on the market, snack foods, shampoo, and now even pet food. Youre probably thinking organic pet food, thats crazy, but consider this: when national dog shows are sponsored by a dog food company, the winner gets free dog food. Most winners then donate that food to local shelters instead of giving it to their dogs. Why? Because they know traditional dog foods are bad for dogs.
It seems the organic phenomenon has been sweeping markets all over the world. More and more people have been switching to healthier, pesticide free versions of their favorite fruits, vegetables, meats, and even snack food. But what about ten or twenty years from now? Will the organic food phenomena last or fade away?
Many people are taking advantage of more readily available sources of organic food such as supermarkets and big chain health food stores. While these are more convenient, there are other places to buy organic products. Knowing where organics are available means finding the best prices and quality. Here are some of the more common and uncommon places to buy organic produce.
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