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Personal Care Using Natural Products

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 5 Oct 2010 | comments*Discuss
Natural Personal Care Products Consumer

When you are trying to do your best for the environment the quality of your personal care need not be sacrificed. Personal Care products, that offer a healthy, environmentally-friendly option are more readily available now than they have ever been and these products do not compromise your lifestyle or self-care routine in any way. Acknowledging that there is choice available will help you select the best natural products for yourself and your family.

Eco Awareness

Many personal care products, that are familiar to us and readily available, contain less than friendly chemicals that are absorbed by the skin and the environment. A good way of identifying whether or not a personal care product contains potentially harmful chemicals is to examine the ingredients/contents list on the packaging. If the list contains substances with unusual names you have never heard of there is a high chance that you have identified the type of chemicals you wish to avoid.

Natural Living

Natural living is a choice that we individually make for our own lifestyle but we must ensure that we understand what the term means. Living naturally is about more than simply buying products that are made from natural ingredients. Most of the time we remain unaware of where ingredients are sourced, what ingredients go into the personal care products we buy and how this affects the environment.

Being an informed consumer requires that you seek information about the personal care products you use before you use them. Knowing what skincare ingredients to avoid, finding alternatives to chemically-laden products and making better, safer choices will all help you to live more naturally.

Natural Products

Personal care products that keep us clean and healthy, and do not impact on the planet, do not have to compromise on quality simply because we choose to use products that are natural. A basic natural deodorant, for instance, should smell pleasant and be effective in maintaining freshness. A natural deodorant product will also be aluminium and paraben free, which means that chemicals will not be absorbed by our skin or dissolved down the plughole.

Using products that contain natural cleansing ingredients like Tea Tree will also ensure that the products we choose contain natural ingredients that are renowned for their wellbeing properties.

Fair Trade and Organic Products

Many fair trade and/or organic personal care products, like soaps, body wash and shampoo, contain combinations of natural oils that are sourced locally. Sourcing natural products locally impacts on the environment in a positive way and should be encouraged on a consumer level. However, these natural products may be more expensive, than more widely-used popular brands, to purchase. If you find that some natural or organic personal care products are not within range of your pocket taking advantage of coupons, offers and discounts that are available online may make your natural living expenditure more manageable.

Product Reviews

Before changing your lifestyle to incorporate a more natural living regime it is worth researching the personal care products available on the market. Knowing that the purchases you subsequently make do not harm you, animals, or the environment will enable you to shop for personal care products with confidence.

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