Every year, Organic September makes a return to celebrate and raise awareness of the many benefits of organic products, food and farming. With more and more people seeking solutions to help restore nature, health, and a safe climate, becoming part of the organic movement can make a world of difference.
Dr. Bronner’s is proud to be a family business committed to making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality and donating profits to help make a better world for all. We’ve collated the top four reasons why you should consider going organic for September:
1. Protect the Earth’s Ecosystems
Making organic choices can have a great effect on the protection of our ecosystem.
Organic processes can help nurture crop varieties resulting in a healthier harvest, enhanced soil life, natural soil fertility, and water quality.
Farming organically is significantly less damaging to the environment than conventional agriculture and can also have a positive impact on wildlife. By nourishing the soil within organic farms, this also promotes the wellness of bees, other pollinators, and various wildlife.
2. Water is Life
Unsurprisingly, chemical pesticides don’t break down in the environment, remaining in the water system for many years and can build up in the body, which is made up of 60% water, through drinking, cooking, and bathing. This can cause many detrimental health conditions, especially in farming communities that are contaminated by these agricultural chemicals, such as low birth weight, birth defects, neurological and behaviour problems, and cancer.
Organic production prohibits use of such chemicals, and instead using alternative methods to control pests that are safer. Pesticides harmful to human health are prohibited for use on organic certified farms, which limits the threat of water contamination and can lead to cleaner and safer water.
3. Better for Skin
An organic lifestyle is not only focused on the food consumed, but also affects other buying choices such as clothing and skincare products. While the body is nourished with organic food, the skin deserves the same care with organic personal care products.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, and absorbs much of what comes into contact with it. When a product is put on the skin, synthetic chemicals enter into the blood stream and can build up in the body over time. It is important to read and understand the ingredients label as awareness of the harmful ingredients found in non-organic skincare products is the best way to avoid them.
Organic skincare products formulated without synthetic chemicals can be effective while also being much safer to use. For example, Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Pure-Castile Liquid Soap contains the active ingredient Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil to help its users target acne-prone skin and dandruff while cleansing the skin.
4. Minimize Environmental Impact
Choosing organic products helps minimize the overall environmental impact of consumption. The footprint of organic products is drastically reduced compared to products made with ingredients from conventional agriculture or synthetic chemicals, which uses more fossil fuels to produce.
Also, organic companies may be more likely to consider the impact of their packaging. For example, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap is supplied in 100% biodegradable and 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper.
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honouring the vision of our founder Dr. E.H. Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating our profits to helping make a better world. “All-One!”