Organics- Not Just for Food
Food is the number one organic resource people turn to for a more natural way to live. But there are other products that are being made that meet the criterial for the standards of organic living that many households want to use.
Organic cleaning products have existed for decades but have been forgotten about since the chemical cleaning products have taken over and promised a better cleaning solution. Many natural cleaning products work just as well as those with harsh chemicals and irritants. Products such as baking soda, vinegar, and salt will help to break up stains and soften laundry, and can scrub counter tops and pans just as effectively.
Chemicals also exist in personal hygiene products that you use every day. Hand soaps, body washes and shampoos can contain ingredients that dry out your skin and hair, and if used long enough, can even damage or irritate them. Products that use essential and natural oils provide a better option for sensitive skin and can help restore the natural balance of skin that is often stripped with other harsh products.
Water conservation too can be a way to live more organically. Using less energy and water will help to lessen your impact on your local resources and environment. Take shorter showers, collecting cold water from the faucet to use for plants, using cold water for washing clothes and limiting the use of dishes will help.