Certified Organic Products are grown, processed and stored without the use synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers, nano particles or GMO’s. Using Certified Organic skin care products allows us to avoid transmitting these hidden toxins. (see what we avoid and why).
What is left out of Certified Organic skin care products is therefore reason enough, however there are many other positives:
With certified organic and whole food rapidly becoming the nutrition of choice by the health conscious amongst us, why would we accept any less for our skin? It is now common knowledge that over 60% of what we put onto our skin absorbed into our bloodstream, so what we apply to our skin topically requires just as much care as what we eat. If you are around babies and young children, who are particularly sensitive to toxins, avoiding artificial fragrances often found in non-organic skin care is another benefit of choosing pure organic skin care.
Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by eliminating synthetic nitrogen fertilisers. Chemical run-off and residue is reduced in drinking water, waterways and coastal areas.
Approximately 30 000 tonnes of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators are used in Australia alone each year. Run off from these toxins (prohibited in certified organic systems) are the main cause of diminishing marine life, plants and animals.
Certification is the ONLY way to make sure skin care is truly organic and free of the synthetic and petroleum derived chemicals used in the skin care industry.
The Certified Organic logo by a reputable third party authority approved by the government provides you with a guarantee that the product is grown, handled, packaged and distributed without risk of contamination. Full traceability is maintained along the entire production chain.
Further, this guarantee supports auditing bodies to increase public awareness of benefits of organic and change policies.
First Love Organics by Synthesis 345, like Organic Farming, works with nature rather than against it. By encouraging healthy soil and regenerative practices, healthier plants, people and animals.
"Organic farming and organic processes are about working with natural inputs and as little as possible of anything that will cause adverse environmental impact. A key principle in organic production systems is to direct farming activity at improving the soil humus content so that plants and animals are being provided with an abundance of naturally occurring nutrients rather than water soluble elements." (OFC)
Although some organic ingredients cost more to produce, most people find that they are much more potent; have a higher quality of smell and botanical benefit. Synthetic methods may be cheap, but there are high social, health and environmental costs such as sickness and cleaning up polluted waterways. (Ref: The Biological Farmers of Australia membership brochure 2005)
Organic Standards include no cruelty to animals and humane conditions.