Sustainability is the byword these days in the green lifestyle. Everything from the fish you eat to the car you drive has concerns of sustainability.
Is it any surprise, then, your skin care regiment has significance in the sustainability movement?
Goals of Sustainability
Making choices in favor of sustainable practices requires thinking of long-term goals over the short-term benefits. Industrial farming certainly yields economic benefits such as massive crop yields and great flexibility in growing regions.
The disadvantages far outweigh those economic benefits, though. Waste runoff from agriculture pollutes water. Irrigation can cause scarcity of water. Pesticides damage the fragile ecosystems around them.
Therefore, the organic, sustainable lifestyle has certain goals:
- Use natural ways for fertilization and pest control
- Sustain the economics of small farming communities
- Nurture the land for long-term environmental quality
- Utilize knowledge of growing regions to maximize agricultural yield
What’s in a Word?
The modern medical profession rose with the era of synthetics in the late 1900s. The cosmetic industry began to tap these synthetic chemical stocks for their products at the same time. In the early 1900s, on the other hand, 80 percent of all medicines and cosmetics were obtained from botanicals.
It seems we live in a time and place completely supportive of synthetic chemicals. Yet we don’t have any concrete knowledge of the potential damage they may cause.
The technical classification for substances is divided into things that are “organic” and things that are “inorganic.” Organisms living or dead are called organic. Everything else is considered inorganic.
On the flip side, chemists refer to any substance containing carbon atoms as organic. Inorganic refers to any substance without carbon atoms.
Natural is another word that doesn’t mean much to consumers. Natural should mean derived from Mother Nature. Nothing from Mother Nature can really ever be successfully synthesized because then it would no longer contain the essence of the earth.
Natural Organic Skin Care
That leaves us at something of a conundrum – what is natural, organic skin care?
According to the FDA, natural refers to items that are minimally processed and do not contain synthetic preservatives. Organic, on the other hand, refers not just to the item, but to how it was produced.
Organic farming methods recycle resources and promote biodiversity. These two elements are key for environmentally sustainable agriculture. Crops are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, sludge-based fertilizers or bioengineered genes.
Therefore, natural organic skin care products are minimally processed. They do not contain synthetic preservatives. And they were grown according to organic farming methods.
Lily’s Philosophy on Earth Day
Smart, naturally sexy and always in cooperation with Mother Nature, Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care is available in earth-conscious stores across North America.
Lily Morgan founded Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care, originally Lily Organics, in 1987. The natural skin care line utilizes ingredients from Lily’s own organic farm, pure essential oils, and organically grown herbs. Lily is also passionate about supporting sustainable agriculture and producing the least waste.
Lily is a farmer’s daughter with a family history of farming dating back at least six generations, to before the American Revolution. From this rich history, Lily has learned respect for the land by helping to care for it. And so, Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care products are based on a caring relationship with the earth.
So, what’s Lily Morgan’s philosophy about Earth Day? Make Earth Day everyday – pretty simple, hm?