Life is too short to worry about it
Why go organic? When I first started down the organic road on 1996 I was reluctant to spend the extra money on produce. My wife and I started getting it delivered on a weekly basis. I didn't notice any grand changes in my energy levels so I was skeptical. Until I went to a peach farm in the Okanogan. I was driving by one with my dad and noticed a strange chemical odour. I stopped to get out to see where the smell was coming from. Once I had seen how much pesticides were used in one application I decided to do a bit of research.
It seems that their are about 45 different pesticides that can be used on peaches. Peaches top the list of 12 foods that contain the most pesticides. I now only buy Organic. It would have been nice if someone would have told me what I was buying with my peaches
Below is a list better known as the dirty dozen. 12 of the most contaminated produce. Washing can help but buying organic is better:
How does this relate to skin care? It's simple. According to the European medical journal the average women will absorb 4.6 lbs of chemicals through make up, lotions, lipstick and bath products a year. Multiply that number by your age and that's a lot of chemicals in our blood stream that gets stored in our body fat.
Since Free Spirit uses botanical ingredients it is important to keep our products clean from pesticides which is why we grow more and more of our own herbs and flowers that we use in our products or we buy organic.