Once we understand the terminology, companies, like ours, can provide you, the consumer, better product options and greater information. Let’s clear up the confusion over terms like “organic” and “green” that are widely used by companies and consumers.
One of the major components of sustainability is the “organic” or natural source, which refers to how the raw materials are grown, produced and processed without using chemicals, like pesticides and artificial growth agents. Organics have a higher nutritional value than non-organics. When applied to the skin, nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. The same goes for chemical ingredients, which are also absorbed through the skin. It’s up to the consumer to be educated on what ingredients are appropriate to use and what can pollute the environment.
A “green” product is related to the production, packaging, distribution, and product consumption, as well as the carbon footprint that process leaves behind. Green products are oftentimes made using organics, incorporating environmental practices to be “sustainable”, which means considering all production logistics to reduce carbon footprint.
Green and Organic Product Factors to Consider:
· Is it organic?
· Is it safe?
· Do you need it?
· What are the ingredients?
· Is the packaging excessive?
· Is the packaging recyclable?
· Where was it made?
At EdenSong Essentials we use natural and organic (and local) ingredients and do our best to provide the smallest carbon footprint we can through recycled packaging. We are constantly working towards combining the best of both worlds – organic and green.