Makeshift organic products now in the trend

By Adeline Ravana

Posted at Apr 10 2009 05:23 PM | Updated as of Apr 11 2009 01:29 AM

Each day consists of activities we routinely do to keep our hygiene in check, like hopping into the shower where we use a dollop of shampoo to wash our hair, work up a foamy lather from the facial cleanser, and make the most bubbles from a bar of soap to clean your body.

Caring for one’s appearance may call for some lotion, lip balm, facial cream, or sunblock. But of all these products you apply on your skin day in and day out, how many of its listed ingredients do you actually know or understand? How do they work? Where do they come from in the first place?

We can come in contact with a total of over a hundred kinds of chemicals everyday as we eat, drink, breathe, or go about our daily chores. The products you choose to bathe with can affect one’s health and skin condition in an instant – or years before you realize its dreadful results.

The emergence of organic products is fast-becoming an ideal alternative because the ingredients have been grown without the use of pesticides, while natural products utilize what good old nature has to offer.

The danger of using mainstream beauty products

Commercial personal care products which can contain a substantial amount of harmful chemical ingredients have been utilized for decades because they are widely available. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS,) for instance, is a cheap foaming agent but is known to clean by corroding the skin’s protective lipids, and used in laboratories worldwide to induce skin irritations to test healing agents’ effectiveness. Parabens, on the other hand, come from synthetic materials, inhibits the growth of bacteria and used as preservatives are linked with cancer and hormone level disruption. In as much as these chemical ingredients tend to simplify the process of making shampoos, soaps, lotions, and beauty products it also pose tremendously damaging results.

Varying percentages of what you apply topically can find its way into your bloodstream, while the rest of the synthetic ingredients are washed off into the sewerage to pollute the environment.

Going organic

Around the globe, more and more people now choose organic products because nature can deliver identical if not better results than its traditional commercial synthetic counterpart. It is more than a fad or a status symbol; it is an intelligent choice for a healthier lifestyle.

More studies and years of research are still needed to uncover other possible unhealthy, long term side effects of selected synthetic ingredients. But you don’t have to wait for the results if you are already one step ahead in watching over you and your family’s health.
Embodyment Organic Essentials is a locally available alternative offering an extensive line of personal care and home spa luxury products made with natural and organic ingredients.

The lip balm, shampoo, bath soap, sunblock and every product from Embodyment Organic Essentials are homemade in small batches and meticulously handcrafted by fellow Filipinos. You’ll find homegrown ingredients available in the country like Virgin Coconut Oil from Lanao and Laguna, that is abundant in antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and healing properties; essential oils from the world’s diverse flora and fauna which promise therapeutic effects and natural fragrance; extracts from fresh fruits found in the market like papaya, pineapple, watermelon and tomatoes for delightful skin nourishment. Good thing nature just keeps the terms simple and the benefits overflowing.

For further inquiries check out Embodyment’s Web site:, contact 701-9821 and 0919-8760583; or visit their North Susana Executive Village outlet in Quezon City (by appointment).