ZeroPlasticIsFantastic.com Plastic Free Deodorants

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Review of Organic Essence’s Plastic Free Deodorants: On October 28th, 2019, Valerie from the ZeroPlasticIsFantastic.com blog “Plastic Free Natural Deodorants”contacted Organic Essence. Located in Italy, she read our review in the Zero Waste Blog. Intrigued, she wanted to know more. Similarly, she wanted to review Organic Essence’s Plastic Free Deodorants in the blog: “ZeroPlasticIsFantastic.com Plastic Free Deodorants”. In addition, she …

International Coastal Cleanup 21 September 2019

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Breaking Free From Plastics Audit Report of the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Conducted at Crescent City, California, United States, on 21 September 2019 by Ellery West, CEO, Organic Essence Grant Werschkull of the Smith River Alliance arranged and managed the International Coastal Cleanup for the third year held in Crescent City, California with cooperation of the Del Norte County Solid …

Organic Skincare Blog Review

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Jenica Barrett of Zero Waste Wisdom Blog from Seattle, WA was kind enough to review Organic Essence’s products on her latest blog post. Here is what she had to say about us: Jenica Barrett from Zero Waste Wisdom reviewed our deodorants, ingredients, and plastic-free biodegradable paper packaging on her Facebook and Instagram platforms as well. Please review them here: Instagram: …

The Happy USDA Organic Accident

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USDA Organic certification of cosmetics products is the world’s most meaningful organic standard because it excludes the use of toxic chemicals that other organic standards allow. This did not come about because of superior American foresight and wisdom, but because of a big industry blunder. When most national organic cosmetic standards were developed, stakeholders such as manufacturers, distributors and a …

What are Phthalates and How Can I Avoid Them?

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  Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl.  They are used in hundreds of cosmetics and personal care products, including perfume, hair spray, soap, shampoo, nail polish, and skin moisturizers. And in consumer products such as flexible plastic and vinyl toys, shower curtains, wallpaper, vinyl miniblinds, food packaging, and plastic wrap. Phthalates, such …

What’s with ‘natural’ anyways?

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The term ‘natural’ traditionally meant ‘something from nature’, unadulterated. Since the Synthetic Chemical Revolution – which started around 150 years ago – the term has taken on the additional meaning that something does not contain synthetic chemicals or has not been overly manipulated. Over the last two generations, the term has taken on even more importance since the pace of …

Why USDA Organic?

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BEYOND NATURAL: At Organic Essence, we’re beyond “natural” and “conventional” with our USDA Certified Organic bodycare products. We source the highest quality ingredients from organic farms and suppliers. And, we share your concerns for the environment and future generations with our “Packaging for Life” commitment. QUICK SUMMARY of USDA: The “Gold Standard” is considered certification by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). This is …

Natural Is Not Safe Enough

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What is Natural? Most people think the term ‘natural’ means that a product is safer than other products. Natural product advertising feeds this perception with near-universal use of clean landscape imagery filled with happy good-looking models. But so often  the most natural thing many brands have to offer is their attractive advertising. Most natural products are the same as conventional because they are …