Many of today’s beauty products are made up of varying mixtures of synthetically produced chemicals. The skin is the largest organ in your body. Individual ingredients vary in their ability to penetrate the skin, some are absorbed in tiny amounts while some can reach the blood vessels below the skin and be transported around the body. While one product may contain very small amounts of some of these ingredients, it is the cumulative effect of applying various products regularly that causes concern.
Over the past few years there have been certain cosmetic ingredients that have been highlighted in the media due to their links with health scares which has led some people to choosing organic as a safer alternative. In addition people that suffer from sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema or psorias report that organic skin care products work better for them as they contain either tiny amounts of synthetic chemicals, or no synthetic chemicals at all.
Parents are increasingly choosing organic products for their babies and children as their bodies are still developing and are more susceptible to chemicals in non-organic products and more likely to develop allergic reactions to ingredients such as fracgrances. Others choose organic products because they eat organic food, and want to continue to support the positive benefits environement that their organic choices make. Many choose organic beauty products simply because they find they work better.
I thought the Soil Association had a good description of “Why Organic”, here is their link:
ORGANIC….this is the biggest difference between my Organic Whipped Shea Body Butter and others who claim are like it, especially those big box retailers (Target, Walmart, Bath&Body Works, etc.) who claim to sell “Natural Shea Butter/Lotions” when in reality, they have an ounce of natural Shea to a whole lot more chemicals and preservatives to make their lotions pump-able or squeeze-able like we’re all used to. By adding chemicals it also preserves its shelf life to a few years out from the time of production which is why their products are not 100% natural or Organic as claimed. Look past their fancy “all natural label” and see the ingredients and there will be an array of names you don’t understand (chemicals and preservatives), when there should only be 2-4 understandable ingredients making up these claimed all natural and organic products.
That’s why with my butters you get a firm to the touch butter, still creamy and whipped, which will melt right into your skin by the heat of your hand, I don’t add any chemicals to make them more whippy, they are 100% unrefined, natural ingredients-down to the organic essential oils used in certain scents. Organic, 100% natural is all you will get with my butters! Not all body butters are 100% natural and Organic, so know what you are buying and why it makes a difference. Your body will thank you!