| Shannon Dickinson
What is Natural Hygiene?
There are many toxic chemicals in cosmetic products that have been clinically proven to cause cancer, tumors, irritation and many different skin disorders. Earth Mind and Body Essentials’ products are all natural and synergized with the idea that nature will provide an environment for the body to nurture and replenish itself. That means there are no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins in our body care products.
Our Pledge for Natural Hygiene
Whatever goes on your skin ultimately gets absorbed into your system. That's why Earth Mind and Body Essentials believes that you shouldn't put anything on your body that you wouldn't potentially consume, and for us that means choosing food-grade, certified organic ingredients wherever possible. Earth Mind and Body Essentials strives to embrace the spirit of natural and organic living. This means that you won't find any of our body care products containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), parabens, propylene, or butylene glycols, petroleum, PEGs, TEA, DEA, phthalates, GMO, pesticides, BPA, harmful metal compounds, artificial dyes, or harmful synthetic fragrances. We strongly believe that ORGANIC is better for you.
What is the difference between organic and non-organic?
While there is no internationally agreed upon definition of organic, it’s largely understood to refer to foods or ingredients that are grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals - and meat taken from animals that have not been given antibiotics or growth hormones. Essentially, for foods to be labeled organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must come from naturally produced plants and animals.
What are the benefits of using products with organic ingredients?
There are significantly more antioxidants and polyphemolics in organic food. Polyphemolics are the building blocks of optimum health, which can help prevent so many diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and more. In the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date, research found that switching to organic fruit and vegetables could give the same benefits as adding one or two portions of the recommended "five a day" into a person's daily diet. The team, led by Proffesor Carlo Leifert at Newcastle University concluded that there are "statistically significant, meaningful" differences, with a range of antioxidants being "substantially higher" – between 19% and 69% – in organic ingredients. (July, 2014: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/organic-food-more-antioxidants-study). As a result it’s the first study of this kind to fully demonstrate clear and wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and grains.
Organic. Better for the Earth.
There’s no doubt that production methods affect the quality of plants produced. Pesticide residues (4x higher in non-organic foods) is something we don’t want in our system. If pesticides kill insects and other pests, they do the same to intestinal flora and the delicate balance of good bacteria needed for a healthy digestive system. Heavy metals are also more prevalent in non-organic ingredients including cadmium, which remains in the bloodstream and has direct links with many inflammatory diseases such as cancer. That’s why we support organic agriculture and are sourced from organic farmers wherever possible.
You Are What You Apply.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ. It protects us, forms a vital part of our immune system, and regulates our body temperature. Whatever we apply to our skin or come in contact with can be absorbed into our body. It can then make its way into our lymphatic system, which forms a large part of our immune system. The lymphatic system will treat what doesn’t come from nature as a toxin, and will seek to defend itself by creating a reaction, so in this way, petro chemicals and artificial chemicals create conflict in the body.
A combination of both natural and chemical ingredients is equally confusing. There has been a huge increase in lymphatic-based cancers and skin disorders over the last few decades because of this.
The skin responds to vibrant, natural, healthy ingredients, absorbing not just their nutrients but their life force too, just as when we eat vibrant, natural healthy food. At the end of the day, we all want to look beautiful, but we don’t want to compromise our health for it. That's why Earth Mind and Body Essentials strives to provide every day body care products free from harmful chemicals and as organic as possible, to enable your own body to nurture and take care of itself.