What's Behind The Label

If you are new to health and beauty products that do not contain harsh synthetic chemicals and are trying to make sense out of jargons being thrown around then we hope this little snippet of information will shed some light.

Most cosmetic brands and beauty stores use terms such as:





interchangeably and yet they still could define each term differently. You probably already know that natural does not necessarily mean safe. Hello Poison Ivy, Arsenic and Lead! So how are you to know what is beneficial and what’s best to avoid?

This is what the following terms mean at Lavender Living:

Natural, Toxin-free or Clean ingredients – free from toxicity or synthetic chemicals, safe natural ingredients, naturally derived or obtained from natural sources, food grade where applicable.

Organic ingredients – Certified organic or in the process of obtaining certification, free from GMOs, synthetic chemicals or other toxins.

So why make a switch to a clean, toxin-free lifestyle? You will never be able to control all aspects of your environment. Think air pollutants, you have no control over. But you do have a control over most products you consume or apply to your skin. And guess which organ is the largest? Skin. Therefore what ever you choose to apply to your skin will be absorbed to your body.

There are really two ways you can go on about adopting (mostly) a toxin-free lifestyle. You can nip it in the bud and adjust all your life spheres accordingly or you can take it one step at a time. Which ever way you choose, make sure it is sooner rather than later because your body and mind will be forever thankful (and don’t forget animals and the planet will too!).

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