Hurray, it’s Organic September!
This month, the Soil Association spreads the word on all things organic! And, naturally, we’re a super fan. The more we use organic products and produce, the better it is for our planet. More demand means more organic farms – and that means fewer pesticides, more wildlife and more animals looked after to the highest standards. Who doesn’t want that?
Luckily, it’s not as hard as you may think to go organic – there are loads of little changes you can make to get a bit more organic in your life all year-round…
1. Cotton on
Organic cotton is miles better for the environment and for our skin. Of course, our lovely organic clothes are certified by the Soil Association and GOTS – the gold standard in ethical and organic cotton production.
2. Pop organic eggs in your basket
Go one extra and choose organic eggs over free range. Why? Organic hens live in smaller flocks, which means better welfare; they’re even more free range with better access to the outdoors; antibiotics aren’t routinely used; and they enjoy a GM-free diet. Surely that means tastier, more nutritious eggs!
3. Milk it
Like eggs and happy hens, organic milk comes from much happier cows. Organic cows spend most of their time outside where they can happily graze on a GM-free diet of grass. Plus, they’re raised without unnecessary antibiotics and wormers, and not pushed to their milk producing limits. This all means the white stuff is better quality stuff: super nutritious with more omega 3 fatty acids than bog-standard milk.
4. Skin deep
Look good and feel good by switching to organic beauty products. Ingredients in moisturisers and gels can be hard to fathom, but if a product bears the Soil Association logo, you’ll be sure of no animal testing, no GM, no controversial chemicals, no parabens and phthalates, and no synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances. Gorgeous!
5. Green fingered
Get outdoors and grow your own fruit and veg – what could be more organic than that? Most gardens of all shapes and sizes can accommodate a veg patch… it’s great fun to do with the little ones, too. No garden? Try these easy tips to grow some tasty organic herbs. https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/5-herbs-to-grow-at-home/