So you know Stoptober, you’ve dabbled in Veganuary, but you may not yet be aware of Organic September. The name is admittedly not as catchy, but the concept is simple. Founded by the Soil Association, Organic September is a campaign to get more UK residents to buy organic food, and it’s a campaign we thoroughly support.
According to Soil Association in 2015, 45% of our food in Britain was found to contain pesticide residues and now that over 320 pesticides can be used in standard farming, those figures continue to rise. However, research suggests that if all farming in England and Wales were to become organic, pesticide use could drop up to 98%.
Organic farmers are permitted to use just 15 pesticides, which are all derived from natural ingredients including citronella and clove oil under very restricted circumstances, creating a better environment, an increase in wildlife and healthier produce for us.
Inspired by this campaign, we’ve put together a list of our most organic products so you can transform your bathroom as well as your kitchen.
The Neroli and Petitgrain Body Soap from Austin Austin is a total of 71.2% organic and 98.4% natural and as with all their products, it has official certification from the Soil Association. Made in the UK, the formula is sulphate free and contains a blend sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and aloe to nourish and cleanse the skin.
A lightweight yet potent formula thats packed full of antioxidants and a blend of exotic oils and rare herbal extracts. Made in-house for RMS, all the ingredients are either certified organic or wildcrafted. Apply to the face as part of your morning and evening routine for glowing, radiant skin.
Made with 100% organic ingredients, the Canyon Soap from Dani Kenney is a multi-purpose cleanser for both the body and the home. Originally designed for mothers and safe to use from the second trimester of pregnancy, this product is as pure as possible.
100% natural and made both organic or biodynamic ingredients, this multi-purpose ointment is suitable for all skin types. The vitamin rich formula hydrates dry skin and soothes rashes, whilst beeswax provides a natural barrier against external irritants. Fragrance free, this balm is perfect for those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Pure, unadulterated coconut oil. This is a versatile product that can be used as everything from a cleanser, to a moisturiser, even a hair masque. A natural antioxidant, this 100% organic oil is harvested fresh and is suitable for all skin types.
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