Organic Goes Upscale
By Tonie Minsal
The word "organic" used to conjure up images of sprout-munching,
Grateful Dead-listening, hippie-smelling vegetarians with
dirty bare feet. Well, no more, my friends! Organic products are now
a highly desirable bath time commodity, with consumers willing
to pay the extra price often involved.
Organic refers to the
manner in which the ingredients in a product are grown:
without the use of pesticides, hormones, or chemicals. There
are a number of organic certification agencies which lend an
extra dose of assurance when purchasing.
In the August Suds
Report newsletter, our editor reports that now there are
unifying government standards for organic products; she even
lists a very informative website:
Organic Trade Association at OTA.com.
are many fine home-spun, mom and pop organic body care
companies, the focus of this review is on the highbrow,
chi-chi end of the organic scale; in short, these products
have definite snob appeal! All of these fine products prove
that organic has indeed gone upscale!
Please note dear bathers - all of the products in this review
are TRULY organic. It really peeves me when a company uses the
word organic as a tag line, only to negate the beneficial
effect of any organic ingredients by tainting their products
Rest assured that I have scrupulously checked
the ingredients in all of the following products - if they pass
muster with me, they’re a-okay for you!
The Skin Breathes
From Across the Pond
Who Are You Calling a Weed?
U B Healthy
So, bathers, as I’m sure this review proves, there’s a lot
more to organic bath and beauty products than granola and
Birkenstocks… why not try a few of the above products and see