Can Cosmetics Really Be "All Organic?"

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Can Cosmetics Really Be "All Organic?"

So to start off I just want to clarify that organic labeled or soap with natural ingredients are not a bad option, in fact these soaps are probably the healthiest option for you skin. To clarify, labeled soap can't actually “organic.” It may have natural or organic ingredients but most cosmetics have to go through a multi stage process before it can be printed as organic.

For cosmetics in general, excluding soap, FDA must regulate the cosmetics before they can be labeled as organic. FDA regulates cosmetics under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Under this, cosmetics must not be adulterated or misbranded, in other words they must not include harmful drugs or labeled as organic and such. For example, they must be safe for consumers under customary conditions, and they must be properly labeled.

In other words, there is just no such thing as organic soap.Since soap uses lye in the beginning process so it wouldn't fall under the regulations, but if the handler knows how to make it correctly, the soap shouldn't have lye in the end process because of different reactions, leaving just natural ingredients. Soap can be hand made with natural or organic ingredients and be labeled as just that. But again, handmade soap can still use organic ingredients (besides lye) to make it a healthier skin care option than cosmetics that are only labeled as organic.

Thank you for reading and hopefully now you know that handmade soap is definitely the best option for your body. Different body cosmetics using natural ingredients can be found here!

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  • Alice Kazakov
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