Why choose truly natural personal care products?
Health concerns are perhaps the most immediate and compelling reasons to choose natural products. Truly natural, plant-based bath and body products aim to make the skin look better by making sure the skin is healthy (or moisturized and hydrated) from the inside out without the use of chemicals.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, absorbing up to 60% of what we put on it, yet many of the conventional soaps and lotions we use every day contain chemicals that can damage our skin, cause allergies, hormone disruption and even cancer. Carefully monitoring what we put on our body is just one step we can take to avoid harming our health.
That’s why at For the Good we operate from the perspective of goodness in, goodness out. If you put chemicals on your skin, you will end up with chemicals in your body. It may seem obvious, but in order to create wholesome, nourishing bath products, you have to start with wholesome, nourishing ingredients.
If we can’t pronounce it, we don’t want it in our products (or anywhere near our bodies).
It’s that simple.
Our ingredient promise
The base ingredients for our soaps and lotions will always be USDA certified organic. For our scents, we rely on essential oils extracted directly from aromatic plants, herbs and flowers. We always strive to use USDA certified organic essential oils; however, when their use is cost prohibitive, we rely on conventionally grown essential oils. We will never use synthetic fragrance oils to scent our products. Lastly, our soaps are colored by blending various USDA certified organic spices.
All of these ingredients come together to bring you nourishing all-natural products that you can feel good about using day in and day out.
Finding natural personal care products
It is worth noting that current U.S. labeling standards for the terms “natural” and “organic” on personal care items are vague and confusing (to put it mildly).
The Food and Drug Administration does not have a definition for, nor does it regulate the term “organic.” Regulations of this term fall under the arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even still, the USDA’s labeling categories occur in shades of gray.
Meanwhile, the term “natural” has no regulated definition when it comes to bath and body products.
No matter what products you choose to buy, ALWAYS read ingredient labels carefully to ensure the contents meet your expectations.