Plenty of people understand what an organic product is when it comes to food, but when it comes to beauty products, things can get a little confusing. So, let’s begin by taking a look at what an organic beauty product actually is.
Interestingly, while there are regulations for what can be called “organic” in the food industry, there are no such regulations in the beauty industry. This means that plenty of companies and corporations can claim that their beauty products are made with “organic products” or are “organic,” when they actually aren’t.
How can these companies get away with this? Well, they can take ingredients that are naturally occurring and refer to those as being “organic” because they are natural.
One great explanation that I found amid my research was a shampoo company that has a product containing 90% water and 10% chemicals. Since this product is 90% water, a naturally occurring ingredient, the company can then advertise that their product is 90% natural or organic.
Astonishing, isn’t it? This is one more reason why I like being able to make my own beauty products. I get to control the ingredients that go into my beauty products and I know whether they are organic or not. When I make my own organic beauty products, I choose organic foodstuff that is certified organic.
I also choose only other ingredients that I know have been certified as organic and that come from companies with a good reputation for organic growing and manufacturing processes.
So, when it comes to my homemade organic beauty products, they are truly organic because I make them with only organic grade ingredients.
That is, ingredients that do not contain artificial ingredients or ingredients that have been treated with un-natural additives.