5 Benefits of Choosing Certified Organic

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1. Good for the soil

Organic systems rely on a modern and scientific understanding of ecology and soil science, while also depending on traditional methods of crop rotations to ensure fertility and weed and pest control.

2. Good for the environment

Organic systems aim to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources. Organic production aims at all times towards sustainability whilst having best management of the environment and wildlife as a priority.

3. Good for people

Organic based ingredients have been shown in a number of studies to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than non-organic ingredients.

4.No synthetic chemicals

Organic systems prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers.

5. No GMO’s

Certified Organic products are produced without GMOs, which are prohibited in the standards for organic food and farming. 

HOW TO READ A COSMETIC LABEL ?

Have you ever bought a cosmetic that you were assured was natural, only to get it home, read the label and wonder what on earth those long names were? What does ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ mean on a cosmetic label? Nowhere do the terms “natural” or “organic” take a more gratuitous bruising than the cosmetics industry. Here we hope to clarify some basic differences between miessence® and other brands.

ONE Group definition of natural:
 
Commercial definition of natural:
 
“Existing in, or formed by nature; not artificial.”   “Any ingredient “derived from” a natural substance.”
ONE Group definition of organic:
 
Commercial definition of organic:
 
“Grown, cultivated and stored without the use of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fumigants and other toxins.”   “Any compound containing carbon.”

Explanation:

The organic chemistry definition of organic, is any compound containing carbon. Carbon is found in anything that has ever lived. So, by using this definition of organic, many manufacturers can (and do) say that the toxic petrochemical preservative, methyl paraben, is “organic” because it was formed by leaves that rotted over thousands of years to become the crude oil used to make this toxic preservative. To be CERTIFIED organic is a quantum leap beyond “made with organic ingredients”. CERTIFIED organic products, such as miessence® products produced by ONE Group, must pass stringent quality testing and standards. No synthetic chemicals may be used at any stage of the production chain, beginning with growing, harvesting, storage, transporting and processing, through to the final ready-for-market product. Where there is an ingredient that is essential for the product to function, (e.g. xanthan gum to thicken) and that ingredient is not yet available as organically grown, then, up to a maximum of 5% of non-organic ingredients may be used in the product, and only until that ingredient becomes available and organically grown. There are also strict criteria for the ‘permitted’ non-organic ingredients, such as: they must be naturally extracted plant products and they may not be genetically modified. So, the ONLY way to know whether a product is truly CERTIFIED organic is to look for the LOGO!

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