Being void of experience with organic body care products, some main stream consumers may have limited knowledge of or confusion around what the terms “organic” truly means. Armed with (only) information provided by popular perception, organic goods are misinterpreted as being purely plant based products that are of poor quality and limited effectiveness. This perception only has merit in the historical space when many products, touted as organic, were homemade [ and may have only been intended to treat a specific issue/ailment]. These “evangelists” and their products have diminished trust in the organic product space. This negative perception is unfortunate and, in many spaces, untrue. With today’s technology and improved understanding of and training on plants, organic products can be tremendously effective, nourishing, healing and have an ability to satisfy a wide range of needs for all skin types. To find the product that’s best for you, it is important to do your research. These three actions may help:
Learn the product claims. This can help ensure that you select a product that will better meet your needs. If you have sensitive skin, it is wise to not use a product that claims to satisfy the needs of normal skin. Understand , that all organic products are not the same. It’s important to think of each of them as being specifically unique.
Know your limits. In the dictionary, organic is an adjective defined as “relating to or derived from living matter”. This term does not mean that it excludes all allergens or skin irritants. Each of our bodies is unique and may have sensitivities to items outside of synthetic or environmental irritants. If you know that you have an allergy to citric acid, it’s best to not use products with ingredients containing orange, lemon, etc. Read the product label to be safe and avoid known irrittants.
Set realistic expectations. Organic products may not perform in the exact same way as mainstream or even natural products. This is because both mainstream and natural products may still contain synthetic ingredients that alter how the body functions. Let’s consider deodorants that are labeled with “antiperspirant”. These products either prevent or reduce the body’s ability to sweat. It’s works by minimizing odor because the sweat is inhibited from breaking down odor-causing bacteria. But, it inhibiting sweat, it inhibits the body’s ability to naturally cool itself down.
Organic body care can be an amazing experience for your skin and boost to your overall health, especially if you follow the above three actions. These products can satisfy your body care needs without the introduction of potentially toxic ingredients. If you’re thinking about trying organic products and don’t know where to start, email your specific questions to email@example.com . We’re here for you and are more than happy to help you start your journey.