Getting Right the Labels on Organic Beauty Products
November 26, 2013 by
You may be a big fan of organic food and may be trying to take this love for natural products a notch higher by using only organic beauty products. But what if you learn that the beauty products which you are using on your skin are not exactly organic? You may feel cheated in such case but here are a few things that you should watch out for, the next time you go out shopping for organic beauty products.
Know the Difference Between Natural and Organic Beauty Products
The product in your hand may read ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ but there is a lot of difference between both of them. Just because a beauty product says it is natural, does not necessarily mean that it has been made using natural ingredients or does not contain anything ‘not-so-natural’. So you need to make your choice carefully if you are looking for actual organic products.
To make the right choice, you will first have to understand how to distinguish between both the terms and what exactly they mean. You will not really find any definition for organic cosmetic products in U.S. So you will have to begin your search by looking for packaging of the product which should include one or any of the standards that have been set by U.S or state government or even non-profit organizations that look after public safety.
Now, if any of the products says ‘USDA Organic’ it means that the product has been certified by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. This implies that it does not include any material that makes use of synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified crops/plants, pesticides and so on. If you come across any beauty product that has this label, see to it that the product also has a minimum of 95% of total organic content and this should exclude water. It should also carry the name of the certifying agency in fine print. On the other hand, ‘natural’ does not mean that the product is organic. It can still contain ingredients that may be sprayed with pesticides.
Using Organic Beauty Products for Creating Eco-Friendly Awareness
Most people find it difficult to correctly decode what the labels on beauty products mean. To make the process simpler for people, businesses can use eco-friendly promotional items that can help in distinguishing organic beauty products from the ones that may not be made with organic items.