Go Natural

24 04 2009

It’s great to know that people are becoming aware of the many toxic and harmful synthetic ingredients in our toiletries and cosmetics.  Yes, a few of my friends are now starting to use natural hair care products like Nature’s Gate Organics.  Although this brand is said to still use the carcinogenic contaminant 1,4-dioxane (Refer to Item No. 46 at http://bestorganicandnaturalskincare.com/page/2), I think we’re still better off using it than the conventional and traditional brands with ingredients that cause cancer, are skin irritants, disturb our hormone balance or have never been fully tested for safety.

My favorite natural product brand is Burt’s Bees which is a little more expensive than the other brands I’ve used like Jason Pure, Natural and Organic, Nature’s Gate Organics and Aveeno.

USDA Organic and Natural Product Certification

Those who want to completely shift to truly organic toiletries and cosmetics should look for the organic label i.e. USDA Certified Organic and the natural product seal which certifies compliance with the Natural Products Association Standard for Personal Care Products.  Unfortunately and sadly, we can’t still find local products that are natural and organic although we have this Natural Products Society of the Philippines, a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1996 whose members are actively involved in natural products research.

So aside from Nature’s Gate hair care products, my friends are also getting interested in mineral make-up after showing them a brochure of the brand I started using just recently.  They are now excited to receive their orders which are arriving in 3 to 4 days.

Burt’s Bees is available at Beauty Bar while Nature’s Gate and Jason are available at Healthy Options.

Related post: Toiletries: Killing us softly?

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