Why choose organic skin care products? Basically, there are two reasons: because it's healthier for you and it's healthier for the planet.
Women absorb an average of more than four pounds of cosmetics and skin care products through their skin each year. Choosing organic skin care products reduces the chemicals and toxins absorbed into our body. That's got to be better for you, right?
When people think organic, most usually think of the end consumption. For example, people buy organic produce so they don't ingest toxic pesticides. The other reason to choose organic EVERYTHING is global air, water and soil health. Pesticides are absorbed into the soil around their plants, get transferred or sprayed into water sources and can literally circle the globe via airstreams. Choosing organic for all things is great for your health, but also great for the whole planet!
In the search for green skin care products, there are two options: make it or buy it.
If you choose to make your own, be prepared to invest some time and energy into both finding ingredients and crafting the final product, but you can almost always make things for less than it costs to buy them. If you're searching for quality organic ingredients, please consider Abe's Market. Abe's Market has a wide range of organic and natural products, and offers free shipping on orders over $49.
For a simple, no-hassle sugar scrub, try this recipe:
Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Add a few drops of your favorite scented oil if desired. Make sure it is thoroughly mixed.
Apply to wet skin and scrub until the sugar begins to dissolve, then rinse.
This scrub works great to exfoliate and moisturize dry, sensitive skin. It even helped repair my cracked heels when used daily!
If you choose to purchase your products, consider Afterglow Cosmetics. Their products are USDA Certified Organic whenever possible. Certain ingredients just aren't available as certified organic at this time, so those botanicals are "wildcrafted," or grown in the wild without pesticides but not under the strict guidelines of organic certification.
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