Thursday, April 29, 2010

When to Buy Organic

Buying organic is expensive. However, in a world full of chemicals and pesticides it is necessary in some cases to reduce the amount of toxins you consume. Watch Dr. Andrew Weil's explanation. To minimize organic food costs while minimizing your exposure to chemicals/pesticides buy the organic version of foods in the "Dirty Dozen" i.e. the foods with the most pesticides (even after washing and peeling some of them).... Food to buy organic: Celery, Peach, Strawberries, Apple, Blueberries, Nectarines, Bell Peppers, Spinach, Kale, Cherries, Potatoes and Grapes (Imported). Download a list here.

Your skin is your largest organ, I recommend taking care of it. I only use organic body products now. I don't like the idea of the chemical ingredients listed on the average body lotion seeping into my pores etc. All the extra artificial sweeteners and scents are not necessary, Mother Nature has us covered.

My natural body care:
Hair/Face oil -> Jojoba Oil, The Jojoba Company
Toothpaste -> Tom's of Maine, Whole Care Toothpaste Gel
Deodorant -> Tom's of Maine Natural Original Care Deodorant Stick, Tom's of Maine
Body Wash -> 365 Everyday Shower Gel
Face Wash -> Sea Buckthorn & Cucumber with Ester-C® Facial Cleansing Cream, Aubrey Organics
For my dreadlocks -> Jane Carter's Natural Hold Locking Spray

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