Why choose organic?
Organic ingredients, when properly chosen and carefully manufactured, are profoundly effective, even inspiring to your senses, they are better for the environment and beneficial to your overall well-being. It's long been said that you're only as healthy as what you eat though the same could be said about what you put on your skin as well. Organic and natural products work in harmony with our bodies as Organic and natural ingredients nurture our skin and hair with wholesome nutrients that our body chemistry is familiar with.
Organic and natural ingredients do work and work well. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so it’s no surprise that the most effective synthetic ingredients are inexpensive chemicals modeled after natural ones.
It’s also important to remember your skin acts like a sponge and is your largest organ. Whatever you put on your skin can and will get absorbed into your body then your blood stream. Around 60% or more of what we apply to our skin will be absorbed into our body. Synthetic chemical ingredients are not always easily metabolised and can have potentially harmful effects. It's enough to make you think twice about letting your skin and hair soak up these synthetic ingredients.
Let’s compare Organic Ingredients with Non-Organic Ingredients
An Organic product is made from something living, a plant, vegetable or fruit. Sustainable farming practices have been use to create these ingredients. Any ingredient in an organic product must be purposeful and come from a renewable/plentiful source found in nature. This includes ingredients found in fauna, flora and plants, vegetable or mineral and minerals-otherwise known as animal like beeswax and honey.
Some synthetic ingredients should never be used in any personal care products, let alone ones labeled "natural." This includes ingredients like parabens, glycol, Sodium Sulfate, petrolatum and more. While these ingredients are deemed safe, there is enough evidence questioning their safety and rather natural alternatives should be used instead. Ideally synthetic ingredients in personal care or cleaning products should be avoided wherever possible.
With all this organic vs non-organic in mind I was rapt to get my hands on some high quality New Zealand made organic cleaning products and not just organic but certified organic - fantastic!! All thanks to Orchard Organic based here in Auckland.
Orchard Organic are a family owned business with great ethics that I felt was also in line with our Choose Organic ethics and products range which I value and think is really important!
They spent 3 years thoroughly researching and developing their range before launching to market in New Zealand. Orchard Organic currently have 2 great certified organic household cleaners available an All Purpose cleaner and a Bathroom cleaner. Both cleaners come in a attractive trigger spray bottle and refill bottle with 2 lovely essential oils based fragrances to choose from, Bergamot & Rose and Patchouli and Sweet Orange – yum!! They both smell amazing!!
The idea and concept of Orchard Organic All Purpose and Bathroom cleaners came about by Greg the owner and founder of Orchard Organic when he was cleaning his shower (good man!) and almost suffocated from the fumes and chemicals. Greg is a walking talking organic man with uncompromising values. His mission is to supply boutique premium organic products that are accessible to everyone. Orchard Organic’s vision is to be your primary organic household provider of health, hygiene and personal care products.
I have certainly been putting the Orchard Organic All Purpose Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner to the test with our busy family of 5! We've also been doing several Open Homes a week so our house has needed to look spotless and smell fresh. What has been surprising is the Orchard Organic cleaners have also been a hit with my husband who not only commented how nice they smelt but has also enjoyed using them – now that’s saying something!!
I’ve found the trigger on the Orchard Organic bottles amazing they are powerful, great quality and with the 2 options of spray or stream. Funnily enough I also like the feel of the bottle again a mark of great quality. The styling and labelling of the bottles is very appealing and in keeping of being organic and high quality. I love the brown cardboard tag on each bottle they are super cute and remind you these Orchard Organic cleaners are BioGro certified organic, made in New Zealand, GE free, Natural, Antibacterial and Hypoallergic.
You can find more detailed information like the ingredients on our Choose Organic website but in summary....
These Orchard Organic cleaning products will take care of you and your family, you will also be helping to preserve our environment for our future generations. They are Antibacterial: with no residual and have been independently been tested and proven to kill common household germs such as Salmonella, E.coli and staphylococcus. These Orchard Organic cleaners are Hypoallergenic and have been tested on family & friends who suffer from asthma, allergies & sensitive skin, with no adverse effects. They are Environment & Waterway Safe being certified organic, non-toxic, non-hazardous, natural and fully biodegradable.
I’m really enjoying using these certified organic Orchard Organic household cleaners and I hope you will too. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Let’s keep our homes and our country organically clean and green
Activate Life with Choose Organic Kimberly Sinclair Kimberly@chooseorganic.co.nz +6421302600
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