Neither did I until yesterday when a feed came up on my Facebook Page. In this campaign, we are being asked to make small changes as if we each made a small change in what we purchase – honey, eggs, meat, vegetables, clothes, makeup, shampoo, conditioner etc, then the impact would be huge.
This is a quote from the Soil Association’s Press Release:-
“If everyone makes a small change like switching to organic milk or choosing an organic moisturiser we can make a huge difference to our planet. Organic farms support 50% more wildlife, with 30% more species -that’s more birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and wildflowers. A small change can make a surprisingly large difference – the average family eats enough bread in a year that if just 12 families make the small change to swap their bread to organic, an area of organic land a quarter of the size of the Wembley Stadium football pitch would be a haven for wildlife.” (Rob Sexton, Chief Executive of Soil Association Certification)
This made me think about the things we use at home that are organic. Food is the easiest – Chimp is still 99% organic and so most of our fruti & vegetables are organic and most of our meat too. Chimp and Monkey both have organic milk and I usually buy organic eggs as it is easier just to have the one type in the fridge.
As all of our cleaning and bath/beauty products are through my Greenyourlife shop, then I know they are all based on natural ingredients and don’t contain the nasties like Parabens, SLS or similar. However, not all are organic.
This got me thinking about which of our Wikaniko products are organic and in fact there are loads….. This is an incomplete list, but a good one for starters:-
Organic Cotton Wool – growing cotton uses lots of pesticides which can be damaging for the health of the people growing and picking cotton, as well as damaging for the wider environments in which cotton is grown. So organic cotton wool all the way please.
Faith in Nature Products – we have recently started selling the fabulous Faith in Nature products which use organic ingredients where possible. I have known for years about their shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and hand washes, but have only just discovered they also do deodorants and skin-care too! So changing to any of these products gets your tick for a small change.
On the Health side of things we have
- Organic Golden Flaxseeds – these are considered to have a large number of benefits for health, especially for women going through the menopause and protection against some cancers.
- Organic Quinoa – a protein rich seed that is considered to help with dieting and detoxing.
Organic Chia Seeds (a great superfood and because it leaves you feeling full for ages, can help people lose weight),
- our Aloe Vera Juice Drink is made with organic Aloe Vera. This drink is a fabulous tonic, great for boosting the immune system and aiding with many other health issues as well.
- Organic Chocolate – now how can I include chocolate as a health food, well I can! For our chocolate at least because it contains RAW chocolate, rather than processed stuff and is also dairy free. Yummy yummy!
We also have the Jackson Reese organic baby wipes, organic cotton feminine care, organic air fresheners, organic argan oil, Beaming Baby organic baby lotion, shampoo & bubble bath, and organic spirulina tablets (algae to you and me).
Phew – that is quite a list. I use quite a few of these on a regular basis, but for September I think I will try one more. Any guesses as to which?