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Why should I pay more for certified organic skin products?

Sadly, it DOES cost more to produce organic food and raw ingredients.  It is not a case of the manufacturer being greedy. Firstly, if converting to organic farming from a previously non-organic farm or field, it can take a few years of soil testing until the certifying organisation passes it as organic.  Not only are organic farms typically smaller than conventional ones, but they also, on average, take more time to produce crops because they refrain from using the chemicals and growth hormones used by conventional farmers. Yields may also be reduced as no chemicals are employed to manage pests and diseases, so some plants may succumb to these. Production-oriented government subsidies reduce the overall cost of crops, but organic farmers cannot take advantage of these.  Organic farms not only produce less and take longer to produce, they also have to pay the certifying body an annual fee for their organic license. This means organic ingredients are, inevitably, more expensive that their non-organic counterparts. In our case, we pay much more for our raw organic ingredients, and then in turn we have to pay the certifying body for OUR certification as well.

Using organic means a better planet. It means higher levels of animal welfare, no GMO, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means not just more bees but more wildlife.

You are choosing a better world as well as a healthier body when you choose organic.

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