What Is Really The Difference Between Natural and Organic Ingredients?

What Is Really The Difference Between Natural and Organic Ingredients?

Many of us question whether handmade cosmetics are made with natural and organic ingredients but we don’t really know what they are. We try to find the healthiest options for our food so why not do the same for our healthy skin care?

Though soap uses all natural ingredients such as mineral pigment and oils/fragrances produced from plants the two words “organic” and “ all natural” can be classified as two separate things. According to the standard English dictionary, natural means “existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.” Examples of natural ingredients could include oils and scents that are produced by plants, berries, and witch hazel, which is great for your skin by the way. Although natural soaps use lye in the beginning to create the soap, it disappears through the process of reactions so the end result is lye free. Cosmetics using natural ingredients would then be completely free of artificial dyes and detergents.

Organic labeled cosmetics on the other hand are a little bit different. Organic cosmetics would be free of pesticides, chemicals and synthetic additives that can damage your skin, which primarily defines what organic ingredients/ materials are. Not to mention that to name something organic it must fall under certain health regulations, but we will get into that in another post.

But in finishing thoughts, neither one is “better.” Handmade soap using natural or organic ingredients is better for your body (read the previous post to learn why). Thank you for reading and hopefully you can consider the switch to all natural products, which can be found here.

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  • Alice Kazakov