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Questions and Answers
I have been getting into organic products latley and i was just wondering what is a really good organic fash wash that i can use? I have combination skin with the occasional breakout (which im going through right now). I also have a lot of scars and redness left over from previous acne. My skin is pretty sensitive so anything that can work with my skin type would be great! Thank you so much! =)
Also if there are any other organic products you could show me such as hair products, sunscreen, lotion, ect. That work good please tell me about them! Thnx!
Not sure I could recommend a specific product, but be careful when choosing any personal care product. The labeling can be confusing. Don't buy into a product just because it says "organics" on it, because it doesn't necessarily mean anything.
* The FDA does not define or regulate the term "organic," as it applies to cosmetics, body care, or personal care products.
* The USDA regulates the term “organic” as it applies to agricultural products through its National Organic Program (NOP) regulation, 7 CFR Part 205.
* If a cosmetic, body care product, or personal care product contains or is made up of agricultural ingredients, and can meet the USDA/NOP organic production, handling, processing and labeling standards, it may be eligible to be certified under the NOP regulations.
* The operations which produce the organic agricultural ingredients, the handlers of these agricultural ingredients, and the manufacturer of the final product must all be certified by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent.
* Once certified, cosmetics, personal care products, and body care products are eligible for the same 4 organic labeling categories as all other agricultural products, based on their organic content and other factors.
* Any cosmetic, body care product, or personal care product that does not meet the production, handling, processing, labeling, and certification standards described above, may not state, imply, or convey in any way that the product is USDA-certified organic or meets the USDA organic standards.
* The USDA has no authority over the production and labeling of cosmetics, body care products, and personal care products that are not made up of agricultural ingredients, or do not make any claims to meeting USDA organic standards.
* Cosmetics, body care products, and personal care products may be certified to other, private standards and be marketed to those private standards in the United States. These standards might include foreign organic standards, eco-labels, earth friendly, etc. USDA’s NOP does not regulate these labels at this time.
It's important to try to avoid products with these ingredients, also:
1. Phthalates: Studies have shown a connection between this chemical and genital abnormalities in baby boys. Avoid products that list "fragrance" as an ingredient, and look for ones that tell you what the fragrance is from (i.e. Essential oils, mint, etc.).
2. Parabens: Very common in personal care products, these have been shown to be weak estrogen mimicking chemicals, and have been found in biopsy samples of breast tumors.
3. Coal Tar: A possible cancer risk, as warned by the FDA in 1993. Can be found in many hair dyes and strong psoriasis and dandruff shampoos.
4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): May cause scalp irritation and hair loss by stripping away protective lipids and attacking the hair follicle.
You would be surprised how many personal care products have parabens and SLS or SLES. Most have "fragrance," as well.
Okay well i was reading up on my hair because my hair type is hard to take care of…(thick fine curly hair) and i started using the line of organix..well do organic products change the condition of your hair over time…like damaged to good lol jus wondering.
Organic hair products can only restore the damage to a certain extent but if you keep using them, your hair thats at your roots right now will grow out to be strong and healthy.
Organic hair products are great for your hair because they are calming, soothing and non damaging. Supermarket brands like garnier, pantene, and aussie are all pumped with chemicals that are bad for you and your hair (not to mention the environment)! They might make your hair sleek and shiny but you can achieve the same results by using products that are actually good for you.
Organic hair products arent the only ones that are good for you hair. Theres a great company called aveda that has all natural products made from plants that improve your hair and also help with problems you might have including just taking care of your hard to take care of hair and keeping it the way you like. Theyre products are a little expensive but work better than organix, last a long time and smell AMAZING!
Hope i could help!
Where are 100% organic cleaning products made? (Factories, ect.)
Does those (factories or where ever they are me) cause pollution?
What wS inorganic cleaning products have that inorganic don't?
How to tell if a cleaning product is inorganic or organic?
P.s. Add websites if any used
PLEASE HELP THANK YOU!!
Does*** not wS (ex. Chemicals)
An Organic cleaning product is made from something living, a plant, vegetable or fruit. Sustainable farming practices have been use to create these ingredients. Fair trade and electricity from hydro electric or wind-power is only used and provided by Green Peace.
Actually Organic cleaning product are far less dangerous to our health than traditional chemical cleaners. Many common household cleaners come with warnings plastered all over them. Many chemicals in common household cleaners are being linked to illness and health disorders as research continues to discover the harm that these chemicals can cause to our health.
From breathing in toxic fumes to potential consumption of the chemicals by either children or those trying to get a cheap high, these harsh cleaners are a danger to our health.
Better for the environment.
Since most organic cleaning products are derived from natural ingredients, they tend to be easier to dispose of. Many are biodegradable, being made up primarily from acidic fruits and enzyme based ingredients.This means that many organic cleaning products can be safely disposed of without risk to the water supply or the environment.Also many traditional spray cleaners contain CFCs which are harmful to the ozone layer as well as our own lungs. Eliminating CFC based sprays and cleaners will reduce the harm done to our bodies and our environment.
Less damaging to surfaces.
Sure many cleaners are meant to clean surfaces. But some chemical cleaners when used can leave marks or stains if not used properly. Failure to rinse them off good enough can cause staining and discoloration. Chemicals spilled can ruin clothing or surfaces not listed as safe surfaces to clean with the cleaners.Organic cleaners can still clean effectively without being harsh.
Smell isn't as strong.
You know the feeling. You've just finished scrubbing the bathroom and the whole room reeks of that strong chemical smell. You may even begin to feel a bit dizzy or get a headache from breathing in the fumes.
With organic cleaning products the smell is often light and natural smelling. There is also less chance of inhaling fumes that will give you a headache.
The market for organic cleaning products is likely to continue growing considerably. All natural cleaning products are better for the environment, our health, and the surfaces we clean.