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Cotton~Why Pure is Better

Organic foods are good for us, they’re devoid of things like pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. The soil is nutrient packed and animals are treated much more humanely. All important reasons to consider going organic when you can. It makes a difference in our health and our environment.

Now let’s talk about cotton. To my surprise and maybe to your’s too, this ubiquitous item is one of the most highly sprayed products of all. And while we’re not eating cotton, we are still absorbing what’s on cotton into our systems through our skin when we use astringents, toners and the like…and then when you take into account all of the clothing made from cotton it really makes you think.

The EWG states that 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all pesticides are used on conventionally grown cotton, and that doesn’t even account for all of the chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

If I had to compare the feel of a conventional cotton ball to an organic one, I’d have to say that it took some getting used to the feel of the organic cotton, but now that I’ve been using it for awhile, it’s actually softer feeling. I also feel good about the fact that not only am I doing something good for my health and my family’s well-being, but also for organic farmers, whose methods help to replenish the soil, protect the purity of the air, water and food supplies, as well as preserve our precious resources.

It may cost a bit more for organic cotton, but it may be well worth it for the sake of our health and the planet.

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