'Organic' is in my name so it's essential that my organic philosophy is completely clear. The balms, oils, foot powder, cotton wipes, towels and pillowcases that I use in my treatments are all organic, and natural too.
I only use high quality, safe skincare products which contain at least 95% certified organic ingredients. These products have a lovely natural scent, and nourish dry, damaged and sensitive skin. Trusted brands that I buy from include Neal's Yard Remedies, Fushi, Naissance, The Healthy House and Beaming Babies.
So why organic? What we put on, or next to, our body’s biggest organ – the skin – absorbs directly into our bloodstream and whilst our bodies can probably deal with a reasonable amount of the chemicals we're exposed to every day, I believe that reducing this exposure can only be a good thing.
The chemicals found in many skincare products are used because they're cheap and easy to manufacture. Although the jury is still out on how harmful some of these chemicals can be, some have been linked to skin irritation, headaches and hormone disruptions. Skincare products containing natural ingredients avoid the risks associated with chemicals and tend to be much gentler on the skin.
Using organic cotton products is also more ethical and sustainable for the environment. Organic farming supports small farming communities, uses less water to grow cotton than non-organic methods, creates healthier soil, and reduces the effect of polluting pesticides on the land and waterways.