Green living is catching up in the Philippines today. A lot of people are now becoming health-conscious and are mindful of what they take inside their body. These are positive signs that people are now doing wise choices both for their body and also for the environment. Why go organic? Organic products do not contain harmful chemicals and pesticides which can cause cancer and other health problems. Organic products do not evade the balance of our environment, by eliminating the use of pesticides, it promotes healthy soil and protects our water resources from contamination. Going organic is a win-win situation for everybody.
Personally, I’m slowly changing my ways too. When I go to the supermarket, I check on the labels and when I see something that’s organic, I choose them over other commercial products. I want to go the Salcedo Saturday Market one of these days for more varieties of organic vegetables and other products. The scope of organic products does not only pertains to the food that we eat. We should also keep in mind that what we apply in our skin will also find its way inside our body. Parabens, SLES, phthalates and petrochemicals which are commonly found in shampoos and personal care products are found to be carcinogenic. Thankfully, a lot of companies are now making more organic body care products and I’m one of those who started using them.