News / Why organic skincare

Bee (a) savior

A recent report from the Swedish environmental protection agency states that the situation is urgent for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. In Sweden as many as one third of our 270 distinct wild bee species are endangered. The problem of bee decline is not unique to Sweden, it is a huge global problem.
Pesticides, lack of food and a changed landscape threaten our little wild gardeners. It means serious consequences for our future. We are totally dependent on the crucial work of bees and other insects. About a third of the food we humans eat is pollinated by them.

What can you and I do to help? The problem seems overwhelming but there are quite a few small things we can do as individuals to help. If you have a lawn, leave some of it to become a flowery meadow and plant bee friendly flowers. Build a bee hotel, it’s not so complicated, watch and learn from a Youtube clip. Plant bee and butterfly friendly flowers on your balcony. All different butterflies have a special host flower of plant where they deposit their eggs and the caterpillars eventually feed. Caterpillars are particular which host plant they will feed off, so you can choose which butterflies you would like to hopefully visit.
Choose and support organic food, skincare, clothes etc.
Don’t use pesticides in your garden or harsh chemical cleaning and washing detergents in your home. For your families health and the health of our planet.





Read more →

Give bees a chance!


Give Bees a Chance: Go Organic!
There are many reasons to buy organic and a major one is to help save the.
Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world's food, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

How does going organic help?
The pesticides used in non-organic farming can be lethal to pollinating bees. In some cases they simply kill bees, but in other cases they can make bees slow and drowsy, hinder learning and cognitive function and even affect reproduction. This can eventually lead to the collapse of the entire colony.

Herbicides used to kill weeds in non-organic farming also remove food sources for the bees, further hindering their survival.

Organic farming, on the other hand, avoids the use of these pesticides and herbicides, as well as artificial fertilisers. This provides a rich environment for bees to thrive, with a wider variety of plant life, which further supports other wildlife such as birds and field mice.

The Soil Association claims that plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms!

Buying more organic produce supports organic farming – the more you buy, the less demand there is for non-organic products, which encourages more farmers to go organic!

You can help protect bees by choosing organic food, grown without these toxic insecticides, and planting bee friendly gardens.

Read more →

Hope for 2017

Yes, 2016 was rough, for many people, a year to forget.
From the continued war in Syria, terror attacks, political turmoil and we lost some amazing people.
But, amid that darkness, there were also many wonderful things that happened in 2016.

My top favorites are:

Humpback whales were removed from the endangered species list

Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico were taken off the endangered list

Gambia and Tanzania banned child marriage

Norway became the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

In 2016 Costa Rica ran solely on renewable energy for over 100 days. Now it's aiming for an entire year with no fossil fuels

Plastic bag use dropped massively in UK thanks to charging for them

The US finalized new regulations to shut down commercial elephant ivory trade within its borders

In September, giant pandas became the latest species to be taken off the endangered list.

The first round-the-world flight by a solar powered plane was completed by Solar impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

What were your favorite things that happened in 2016?
Wishing you a fantastic 2017 ! Love, happiness, health, prosperity, joy and lots of laughter



Sources
: market watch, Avaaz.org, medium.com, The independent, BBC, Guardian
Read more →

Hope for 2017

Yes, 2016 was rough, for many people, a year to forget.
From the continued war in Syria, terror attacks, political turmoil and we lost some amazing people.
But, amid that darkness, there were also many wonderful things that happened in 2016.

My top favorites are:

Humpback whales were removed from the endangered species list

Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico were taken off the endangered list

Gambia and Tanzania banned child marriage

Norway became the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

In 2016 Costa Rica ran solely on renewable energy for over 100 days. Now it's aiming for an entire year with no fossil fuels

Plastic bag use dropped massively in UK thanks to charging for them

The US finalized new regulations to shut down commercial elephant ivory trade within its borders

In September, giant pandas became the latest species to be taken off the endangered list.

The first round-the-world flight by a solar powered plane was completed by Solar impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

What were your favorite things that happened in 2016?
Wishing you a fantastic 2017 ! Love, happiness, health, prosperity, joy and lots of laughter



Sources
: market watch, Avaaz.org, medium.com, The independent, BBC, Guardian
Read more →

Does organic skincare work better?

Would you believe, oils in their purest form are healing for every skin woe — dehydration, irritation, sensitivity, aging, even OILY! What we feed our skin matters. Parabens, phthalates, bisphenol A, nitrosamines, cyclosiloxanes, glycol ethers… a.k.a. chemicals are known carcinogens and are not suitable for the skin, not to mention overall good health.Synthetics are widely used in the cosmetics industry because they are the cheapest to manufacture and to that end, are lowest on the quality spectrum. We can hardly pronounce the above ingredients, so why would we ever in good conscience slather them onto our precious skin? Thankfully there are delicious alternatives.
Organic Skincare BenefitsBetter for you – Nature intended us to have radiant, healthy skin. There are people bothered by more skin irritations than ever before and on the shelf are hundreds of potions with ingredient lists crowding the box promising to keep us looking young. But, nature knows how, simply, without the perils of toxins and cheap, high-tech chemicals. Plants have oils for each skin issue people use chemicals to heal. If our skin is akin to a sponge and our largest organ, taking care of it means staying away from potentially harmful chemically laden ingredients. The skin absorbs whatever it comes into contact with so by using naturally based products you’ll avoid putting harmful ingredients ON and IN your body.

does organic skincare work better? Because the ingredients are better. So the next time you are in the market for great skin, look to natural organic products. The ingredient list should be simple to understand with words that are easily recognizable to you. If you find a list of chemicals and words you can’t pronounce, just know there is a better product that translates to better skin (and overall) health.

 

source: http://oliebiologique.com/2012/08/31/why-go-natural-the-benefits-of-using-organic-skincare/

Read more →

Benefits of organic skincare

.By Stephanie Brown

Source : greengrasshome.com


Why Organic Skincare? I get asked this question quite often. Simply put, there are 2 reasons: the good Organic skincare products work better, and they are better for you. People are subject to tons of advertising from the industry giants trying to convince them that their synthetic formulas will work wonders on their skin. Although small companies making pure, natural beauty products don’t have the advertising dollars needed to gain household recognition, the quality and performance of their products makes them worth searching out. If you are in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, choosing Organic skincare is a priority. The topic is enormous. It is impossible to cover all the points in one discussion. In this article I will go through the basic benefits of choosing natural beauty products. We will continue in greater detail in articles to come.

When you choose organic skincare, you are choosing products whose ingredients work with the sophisticated natural systems of your skin. Given the right nutrients, our skin has the ability to care for and mend itself. Our bodies use nutrients absorbed not only through food, but also through the skin. It is medically understood that what goes on your skin absorbs into your bloodstream and is carried through your body. Why is it that we are far more scrutinizing about what we put in our body than what we put on it? You have probably thought about the benefits of eating a healthy diet. It makes you wonder about the effects of all the chemicals in the skin products that you are slathering on and rubbing in.

The benefits of natural skincare and cosmetics

Why Organic Skincare? Avoiding chemicals and synthetics.

Why Organic Skincare? Rates of illness and disease continue to rise. There are increasing studies showing the connection between illness and chemicals. We need to eliminate or reduce exposure to synthetics. Synthetics are simply not necessary in skincare and in many cases synthetics are downright scary. These ingredients are often fast acting and invasive. Sometimes (and if you want my honest opinion; ALWAYS) they are causing harm we cannot see. Often this exposure rears its ugly head as skin irritation, chronic headaches, cancers, breathing disabilities, hormone disruption, etc, etc, etc. The range of symptoms is too vast to list everything, but you can see how it covers minor symptoms right up to life threatening consequences.

And for what?! you ask. I’ll tell you for what– first and foremost: money, cheap ingredients are easy to manufacture and market. Also, many commercial products will give you instant gratification with skincare results. Most of these products are designed to do a simple job to help you with one aesthetic purpose; Smoother less visible wrinkles, sun spots disappear, blemishes be gone! Sound familiar? These are just a few of the promises that have been made, and believe me, they can deliver. But all too often there is a high price: asphyxiation of the skin, accelerated dehydration, photosensitivity. In Plain english: cutting oxygen exchange to the skin, premature aging, increased risk of sun spots. Yes, the very evils we were initially fighting catch up to us ten-fold.

Hmmm, rather irritating isn’t it? But it is a simple truth we all know: Rarely are there quick fixes in life. We can however have all that we desire. Fortunately for us our skincare is one thing that is within our control. It really boils down to choices. The good ones, the ones that will give us optimal health and the glow we desire, are within our reach. Keep reading my blog. Learn from my advice and I will lead you to every problem solver you could ever hope for.

True products with almost 100% organic ingredients! 
- All You Need Is Me, Undercover Agent, Face It and Mini Me
Read more →

Organic skincare - benefits of natural skincare

True Organic of Sweden we only make pure products from organic ingredients with many benefits. If you are interested in reading more about the ingredients we use go to the ingredients page

Why Organic Skincare? The benefits of natural beauty products.


Why Organic Skincare? I get asked this question quite often. Simply put, there are 2 reasons: the good Organic skincare products work better, and they are better for you. People are subject to tons of advertising from the industry giants trying to convince them that their synthetic formulas will work wonders on their skin.

Although small companies making pure, natural beauty products don’t have the advertising dollars needed to gain household recognition, the quality and performance of their products makes them worth searching out. If you are in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, choosing Organic skincare is a priority. The topic is enormous. It is impossible to cover all the points in one discussion. In this article I will go through the basic benefits of choosing natural beauty products. We will continue in greater detail in articles to come.

When you choose organic skincare, you are choosing products whose ingredients work with the sophisticated natural systems of your skin. Given the right nutrients, our skin has the ability to care for and mend itself. Our bodies use nutrients absorbed not only through food, but also through the skin. It is medically understood that what goes on your skin absorbs into your bloodstream and is carried through your body. Why is it that we are far more scrutinizing about what we put in our body than what we put on it? You have probably thought about the benefits of eating a healthy diet. It makes you wonder about the effects of all the chemicals in the skin products that you are slathering on and rubbing in.

The benefits of natural skincare and cosmetics

Why Organic Skincare? Avoiding chemicals and synthetics.

Why Organic Skincare? Rates of illness and disease continue to rise. There are increasing studies showing the connection between illness and chemicals. We need to eliminate or reduce exposure to synthetics. Synthetics are simply not necessary in skincare and in many cases synthetics are downright scary. These ingredients are often fast acting and invasive. Sometimes (and if you want my honest opinion; ALWAYS) they are causing harm we cannot see. Often this exposure rears its ugly head as skin irritation, chronic headaches, cancers, breathing disabilities, hormone disruption, etc, etc, etc. The range of symptoms is too vast to list everything, but you can see how it covers minor symptoms right up to life threatening consequences.

And for what?! you ask. I’ll tell you for what– first and foremost: money, cheap ingredients are easy to manufacture and market. Also, many commercial products will give you instant gratification with skincare results. Most of these products are designed to do a simple job to help you with one aesthetic purpose; Smoother less visible wrinkles, sun spots disappear, blemishes be gone! Sound familiar? These are just a few of the promises that have been made, and believe me, they can deliver. But all too often there is a high price: asphyxiation of the skin, accelerated dehydration, photosensitivity. In Plain english: cutting oxygen exchange to the skin, premature aging, increased risk of sun spots. Yes, the very evils we were initially fighting catch up to us ten-fold.

Hmmm, rather irritating isn’t it? But it is a simple truth we all know: Rarely are there quick fixes in life. We can however have all that we desire. Fortunately for us our skincare is one thing that is within our control. It really boils down to choices. The good ones, the ones that will give us optimal health and the glow we desire, are within our reach. Keep reading my blog. Learn from my advice and I will lead you to every problem solver you could ever hope for.

Why Organic Skincare? What is Organic skincare again?

When we say Organic Skincare, what we mean using skin products made of plant derived ingredients along with some other naturally occurring ingredients. These ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO and so on and often come with an Organic certification. The integrity of these unadulterated ingredients is maintained in the best way possible with little to no additives. From here the best ingredients for the specific goal are chosen and a natural preservative system is used for longevity.

I hope that this has been an enlightening introduction as to why organic skincare is important. There are many benefits to using natural beauty products, but most importantly, they are better for your health, and they work. And work in a way that lasts a lifetime. 


By : Stephanie Brown was an educator at the Aveda Institute before joining our team at Goldgrass Home. She worked as our in-store skincare and cosmetics consultant before moving on to become the National Educator for Professional Organic Skincare Brands. She is currently sharing her knowledge and expertise while looking after her three children by writing, consulting, and has founded her own business: Innate Beauty Skincare Solutions, with the mission of providing manageable solutions for healthy skincare, exploring wellness through skin with a holistic approach, and celebrating everyones personal beauty.

True products with almost 100% organic ingredients!
- All You Need Is Me, Undercover Agent, Face It and Mini Me

Read more →

organic for the planet


ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRESERVES YOUR HEALTH
Mass market skin care products are full of artificial and chemical ingredients whose long-term effects on our bodies are mostly unknown. While there is no direct link between illness and the chemical products we put on our skins every day, using organic skin care products ensures that you won’t be getting of these questionable ingredients on your body.

Organic skin care products are also chock-full of beneficial antioxidants and moisturizers, all from natural sources. There is no beauty like natural beauty!

ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRESERVES THE EARTH
Don’t you think we’ve destroyed enough of our fragile environment simply to make ourselves richer, more comfortable and prettier? Organic skin care products begin with organic ingredients, grown and produced sustainably using the most advanced practices.

When you use organic skin care products, you not only feel more beautiful, but also better about doing something good for the planet!

ORGANIC SKIN CARE SIMPLY WORKS BETTER
If you don’t think that better health and a better environment are worth paying organic skin care prices for, then maybe this last argument will convince you: organic skin care products work better than their artificial counterparts.

How? A lot of chemical ingredients, used for cheap filling and a quick fix, actually do more harm than good. Sure, your skin might look brighter for a few weeks, but in the long run, synthetic ingredients can cause irritation, sun sensibility and can even lead to cancer. Why would you want to hurt your body in the pursuit of beauty?

Organic skin care may look like it’s not working as fast, but it’s changing your skin from the inside out, rather just on the outside. It benefits your overall health as well as the health of the planet.

first published on spamagnolia.com

Read more →

Why Your Skin Deserves Organic Beauty Products


Why Your Skin Deserves Organic Beauty Product

 by KIRSTEN HUDSON


Just like you nourish your body with organic food, your skin deserves care with organic beauty products. Many non-organic beauty products on the market today include an astonishing amount of scary chemicals. From parabens (chemicals linked to cancer) to formaldehyde to petroleum waxes, an ordinary lotion can contain quite the toxic mixture. Certified-organic skincare products cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize your skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives. That’s not all, though. Here are a few more reasons to choose organic beauty products for naturally beautiful skin.

They’re better for your skin—and your health

What goes on your skin eventually goes in your body. If you slather chemical-filled soaps, lotions and creams over your skin, your body absorbs those toxins. That means common artificial chemicals in conventional beauty products, like phthalates, parabens, petroleum waxes and others, go straight into your body. Yuck! Even worse, many of the chemicals in beauty products have never been tested, so any potential health problems they can cause are virtually unknown.

Your skin will thank you for choosing USDA-certified organic beauty products. These products will only include organic ingredients that meet the same growing standards as organic food. That means no ingredients grown with chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Feed your skin—and body—the good stuff!

They don’t contain synthetic fragrances

When you see the term “fragrance” on a beauty product label, take a wild guess as to what it means. Just about anything can make up fragrance, even hundreds of different chemicals. Deemed a trade secret, the FDA doesn’t require companies to disclose the ingredients in their fragrances, even though many common ingredients in fragrances include chemicals linked to cancer and other health concerns.

As far as your skin goes, these unspecified “fragrances” can cause irritation and even trigger allergic reactions. Plus, unknown chemicals can mess with your skin’s natural pH levels. If your skin just feels off, it might be because of the products you’re using.

You won’t find “fragrance” listed on organic beauty products labels—so long as the product is USDA-certified organic. Instead, each ingredient that makes up the fragrance will be listed individually. Whether that ingredient is an extract or an essential oil, you’ll know exactly what components are creating that lovely scent.

They work better!

Certified-organic beauty products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients. It’s like cooking. A great dish probably doesn’t include artificial flavors or fake, processed foods. Instead, it’s likely made of pure, fresh and simple ingredients. Beauty products work the same way. Better ingredients mean better results. Those with sensitive skin can especially benefit from organic beauty products that contain high quality ingredients that won’t aggravate or worsen skin.

They won’t harm the environment

This one isn’t specifically for your skin, but we know you eco-conscious beauties will understand that it’s too important to ignore. It’s often easy to forget about the environmental impact of beauty products. Just one bottle can bring up a lot of uncomfortable eco-questions. Is the packaging recyclable? What about the ingredients in the product? Were they grown with synthetic chemicals and fertilizers? What happens when those chemicals go down the drain? What’s that doing to our water supply and the local ecosystems? Multiple these questions by all of your skincare products.

When you use organic beauty products, you can help minimize your environmental impact. First, you won’t have to worry about chemicals going down the drain because there won’t be any in the bottle. You can also look for organic beauty brands that obtain their ingredients from Fair Trade sources or from local farms and suppliers. And, be sure to check out companies that package their products in glass or biodegradable packaging.

 

first published by organic authority.com

Read more →