What are the benefits of organic hair and skin care products?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it tends to absorb as much as 60% of the materials it comes in contact with depending upon where the contact is. This is why certain medications come in a patch form that is applied to your skin. As a result, it makes sense to be aware of the type of ingredients you are applying to your skin. Many commercial soaps contain products that are potentially harmful. Some of these ingredients include paragons, triclosan, oxybenzone, synthetic fragrances, and sodium lauryl sulfate. While the long-term effects of synthetic chemicals on the body are still largely unknown, many are possible endocrine disruptors and are linked to cancer, obesity, and neurobehavioral problems. Some synthetic ingredients found in soaps are known to dry out and irritate sensitive skin. Organic and truly natural ingredients are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

Many synthetic chemicals are also harmful to the environment and tend to end up in our water systems. Products that have the USDA organic seal are certified to meet the requirements for organic growing, production, handling, storage, and processing practices, meaning they are guaranteed not to have product ingredients that were produced with toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.