Soil To Skin - Why Choosing Organic Matters
From soil to skin, what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. As your body’s largest organ, your skin is one of the major pathways of detoxification and protects you from environmental factors. Using nutrient-dense, organic-rich ingredients helps to support your skin’s health, and thus supports your body holistically.
In celebration of National Organic Month, we’ve created a list of some of the best reasons to go as organic as possible in all areas of your life, plus a few of our favorite products containing organic-rich ingredients.
What Certified Organic Means
Organic is the most heavily regulated food system in the U.S. Certified organic guarantees that no toxic persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or GMOs are used in production, and no antibiotics or growth hormones are given to livestock. Organic producers and processors are subject to rigorous certification inspections by third-party inspectors to ensure that they are adhering to organic mandates.
Many studies have found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains have more antioxidants, fewer nitrates and cadmium, and fewer pesticide residues than their non-organic counterparts.
Organic (and regenerative) farming practices help maintain soil health. Healthy soil naturally sequesters photosynthesized carbon dioxide instead of releasing it back into the atmosphere which helps counteract climate change.
Since organic products must be grown without the use of persistent pesticides, choosing organic is one of the best ways to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.
The best way to ensure your food is GMO-free is to buy organic. GMOs are prohibited from the production and processing of organic foods.
No Sewage Sludge
Yes, that’s as disgusting as it sounds. Many conventional farmers spread sewage sludge as fertilizer on their fields. Sewage sludge includes anything that is flushed, poured, or dumped into the wastewater system. Organic farmers are prohibited from using sewage sludge on their fields.
Better for Our Waterways
Up to 40% of the synthetic fertilizers used on conventional farms end up in ground and surface waters, eventually polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans.Organic farmers are prohibited from using most synthetic fertilizers. Their soil health is maintained by using manure, compost, and other organic material.
Go Holistically Organic
Using skincare that incorporates conventionally-sourced ingredients is as much of a burden to your body as consuming food subjected to pesticides and toxic fertilizers. In addition to eating organic, you can incorporate more organic goodness into your daily routine with this lineup of Pangea products:
Super Antioxidant Glow Oil
For that “I’m on holiday” healthy-looking glow, all year long, our Super Antioxidant Glow Oil is packed with a powerful blend of six plant-based active oils and antioxidants for rich hydration and brightening.
Egyptian Geranium & Bergamot Body Lotion
This luxurious floral and citrus-infused daily hydration ritual is inspired by a warm summer holiday. Aromatics of floral Bergamot, Geranium, Citrus, and earthy Vetiver are a balancing and relaxing self-care step in your bodycare routine. Created with organic-rich Aloe and Coconut oil, and powerful antioxidants including Persimmon, Turmeric, and Ginseng, the lotion absorbs quickly and delivers long-lasting hydration.
Superfood Smoothie Mask
An antioxidant-rich, multi-tasking miracle that helps remove impurities, gently exfoliates, works to unclog pores, and visibly improves tone and texture while balancing skin’s moisture levels.
Body Oil Set
Our luxurious Body Oils are rich in five organic oils, skin-conditioning vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Get double the glow with two signature scents.
These Summertime best-sellers are full of skin-nourishing ingredients sourced — from soil to skin — with the utmost respect for people and planet. We hope you enjoy them!