There are a variety of reasons why people opt for living an organic lifestyle. The two most common among these are personal health and impact on the environment. Each of these stem from the large amounts of chemicals found in products we use every day.
Almost every aspect of our daily lives puts us in contact with chemicals which can be harmful to all living things. The food we eat, the health and beauty products we use and even the clothes wear either contain or have been exposed to chemicals or preservatives. These can have a negative impact on our health or cause the onset of illness or disease.
All of this is compounded by the effect it has on our environment. We are also exposed to chemicals in the air, water, and soil. Toxins from car exhausts, factories, and household waste, as well as genetically modified plant and animal life, all impact the environment.
Once they realize the magnitude of chemicals they are constantly being exposed to, many people look for a way to minimize this. While some of the sources are out of our control, adopting an organic lifestyle can significantly reduce the amounts of toxins and chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis.
Where to Begin
While living an organic lifestyle might be something you’d like to completely embrace overnight, it’s probably not recommended. Not only is it a big change, it is a process that takes place over time. Trying to jump into it all at once can be overwhelming and discouraging. It is best to start with small changes.
You might want to begin by buying organic produce and graduate to growing your own vegetables and herbs. Home gardeners have control over the types of fertilizers they use, allowing them to avoid those loaded with chemicals.
You can also look to your cleaning products as a way to begin living an organic lifestyle. Conventional cleaning products and laundry detergents are a major source of chemicals. There is a multitude of natural cleaning products you can make yourself. A rise in personal and environmental health has also resulted in a larger selection of ready made organic cleaning products to choose from.
One Step at a Time
Often it is best to focus on one specific part of daily life to begin living an organic lifestyle. Start small, don’t try to revamp your whole life at once. Once you are comfortable with one lifestyle change, you can move on to another.
Many people start with food. They begin to eliminate as many processed foods as possible while increasing the amounts of organic foods they consume. Others might begin by using an all a natural laundry detergent, reducing both the chemicals your skin is exposed to as well as those released into the environment through the wastewater.
Another great option when choosing to live more organically is to take a good look at the ingredients in your health and beauty products. What you put on your skin is absorbed into your body so you might want to reconsider your choices. Many of the ingredients in natural skin care products contain vitamins and nutrients that nourish your skin while avoiding chemicals and artificial fragrances.
A great example is natural sugar scrub. While exfoliating with this product, you are also hydrating your skin as sugar is a natural humectant. The sugar granules are gentler to your skin than the micro beads or ground nutshell found in commercially produced scrubs. The sugar dissolves slowly, leaving your skin refreshed and chemical free.
Ready to Begin Living an Organic Lifestyle?
While it is virtually impossible to live a completely organic lifestyle in today’s world, each little change can make a big difference. Think of all the harmful ingredients you can avoid by just making sure even 1/4 of the food you eat is organic. How many loads of laundry does your household do in a week? By using an organic laundry detergent, you can greatly reduce your negative impact on the environment.
Your skin is no different. It’s the largest organ on your body and it is bombarded by toxins in the environment constantly. Why add more by using chemical heavy, commercially produced skin care products? All-natural skin care products can be a great first step to living an organic lifestyle.
I AM Organic offers sugar scrubs, body oils, and a body balm to help you protect and nourish your skin naturally. All of our products are handcrafted with organic and wildcrafted ingredients. The are infused with natural scents that are not only wonderful for your skin but for your spirit as well.
Our mission is to provide our clients with premium quality products that are free from chemicals or dyes and are kind to you as well as our environment. If you have any questions about our organic skin care, please feel free to reach out to us. We want to provide you with not only a luxurious product but a positive experience as well.