Here at Formula Botanica we promote all things organic, given that we are the online Organic Cosmetic Science School. This week is Organic Beauty Week here in the UK, so we wanted to celebrate all things organic with you … and give away a very special prize in our competition to win a coveted place on our International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program (to find how to enter the competition, see more below!).
So for Organic Beauty Week, let’s look at the 3 reasons you should buy organic beauty products:
1. Organic beauty ingredients are produced without the use of as many artificial fertilisers, pesticides, or other synthetic chemicals as conventional beauty ingredients. By using organic skincare, we want to make sure that the ingredients we use in our cosmetics have not been treated with the same number of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers.
This doesn’t mean that organic cosmetic ingredients haven’t been treated with pesticides at all, it just means that they generally use “natural” pesticides (although some synthetic pesticides are still permitted).
Certain chemicals used as pesticides have been found to persist in the food chain and have been found to accumulate in human body tissue. Health concerns have been raised about pesticide exposure and about the ‘chemical cocktail’ often applied to non-organic food all over the world. These chemicals could penetrate into your skin, get further into your body – possibly even into your bloodstream – and cause short-term or chronic health issues.
2. Organic farming doesn’t just benefit the end users of its produce, it’s also better for the environment. By being less dependent on oil-based fertilisers and pesticides, organic farming methods offer a practical model for addressing climate-friendly production of food and beauty ingredients. This method of farming also stores higher levels of carbon in the soil.
3. Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the way that our food and our beauty products are produced. Organic farmers typically take a holistic approach that respects and harnesses the power of natural processes to build positive health across the ecology of the farm.
Join in with Organic Beauty Week by using the hashtag #OrganicBeauty on Facebook or Twitter and come on over to our Facebook page to tell us how you will be joining in this week!
Want to win a place on our International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Programme when it launches in a couple of weeks? Enter our competition here – it runs from the 8th until the 14th of September 2014 for Organic Beauty Week.
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
We’ll be announcing the winner on the 15th of September 2014, good luck!
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Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Environmental Scientist and the Director of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.