What Is Greenwashing?

What Is Greenwashing?

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What is greenwashing?   Simply put, greenwashing is when companies put misleading information and labels on their products in order to appear more environmentally friendly. Why you may ask? Well, because it works to sell the product.   These companies count on people not having the time to properly research the product and the ingredients. People are in a hurry and usually only glance over the label briefly in order to make a decision and determine if it’s a better product.  They know people look for certain buzzwords that sound nice.   This isn’t anything new. Greenwashing has been around since the 1980s; however, it has become more prevalent because people do want better, safer, and more eco-friendly products. To meet this demand, manufacturers are changing the packaging and putting…
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5 Ways Natural Skin Care Can Benefit You

5 Ways Natural Skin Care Can Benefit You

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Natural skin care is not just a modern fad. Living naturally in general is not a fad, either. The truth is, natural products have several advantages that make them the best choice when it comes to taking care of yourself. It’s about more than just using natural products, it’s about treating your body well, and thriving. Here we go over some of the reasons why natural skin care should be your top choice. There are countless benefits to using natural skin care products, but we’ve decided to hit on the top five. To learn more, be sure to read Introducing a better way to buy eco-friendly products. No Harmful Chemicals The most popular hygiene and beauty products on the market are unfortunately pumped full of artificial colors and an assortment…
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6 Reasons to Choose Natural Skin Care

6 Reasons to Choose Natural Skin Care

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Today’s consumers should realize that everything they breathe, ingest or put on their skin can affect their health. While shopping for food, most consumers are aware of such things as pesticides, preservatives and artificial sweeteners. But, how much thought do you put into the chemicals that lurk in every lotion, body wash, cosmetic or soap you use every day? A study done with more than 2,300 people showed that the average adult uses nine personal care products. Combined, this represents at least 126 chemical ingredients. That’s a lot of chemicals to be using everyday. And while some may be considered safe, there also may be unintended consequences or even consequences we are unaware of at this time. Natural care products aim to decrease the chemical loads on our bodies. If…
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How Big is the Organic Industry – And Why You Should Care

How Big is the Organic Industry – And Why You Should Care

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  There is no denying it - the organic industry is growing quickly and is not showing any signs of slowing down.  Here are some facts from the USDA Economic Research Service: Organic products are now available in nearly 20,000 natural food stores and nearly 3 out of 4 conventional grocery stores Organic sales account for over 4% of total U.S. food sales Sales of organic products were an estimated $28.4 billion in 2012 And more and more food categories are going organic.  Although fresh fruits and vegetables have been the top sellers for over 3 decades (43% of sales), other items are increasing as well.  Dairy, packaged/prepared foods, beverages, bread/grains, snack foods, meat, and condiments are also on the rise. Organic food products are those that are produced without…
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Introducing a better way to buy eco-friendly products

Introducing a better way to buy eco-friendly products

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Ever wonder what the fuss is all about regarding organic food and why it costs more?  Or what exactly eco-friendly means?  What about clothing made with hemp?  Is that just a fad dreamed up by some marketing genius?  Sadly, with the spread of so much "fake news" these days, it can be very difficult to know what is real and what is hype. One thing for sure though is that organic products are here to stay.  According to the Organic Trade Association, Americans spent 43 billion dollars on organic products in 2016.  This included everything from food, shampoo, lipstick and vitamins to dog treats, T-shirts and yoga mats.  This shows that it would be in everyone's best interest to learn at least a little about this industry to become a…
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