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Natural vs Organic
The word "natural" means existing or caused by nature, or determined by nature, while "organic" means derived from living matter. According to the American Society for Nutrition, The FDA, states that the term "natural" can be applied to food products not containing added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances while the USDA allows application of the term "natural" for products containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed. The same can be said about your skin & hair products. However, when it comes to the use of the term organic, the USDA states that products containing the "organic" label must contain at least 95% organic content.
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Asnutrition. “Interpreting Food Labels: Natural versus Organic.” American Society for Nutrition, Colby Vorland Https://Nutrition.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/2016/10/Asn-Logo-2.Gif, 25 Oct. 2017, nutrition.org/interpreting-food-labels-natural-versus-organic/.
Natural butters are derived from the extracts of numerous natural sources including seeds/kernels, beans, and nuts. Butters are great for using in personal care products. They have excellent benefits for all skins types. Some common uses are: body, face, hand and foot care, softening cuticles, managing dry skin and even massages. They help nourish, protect, and regenerate by naturally containing Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins, Proteins, Minerals, Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Phytosterols, and Tocopherol*. Butters play an important role in EmbOdicare's product foundation!
*amounts vary by product
Plants & Herbs
A plant is defined as any form of a living organism that lacks the power of movement on its own. Living things that grow on land or in water and can survive most climates.
All plants make their own food by using energy from the sun while they consume carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Plants have also been used for medicinal purposes or making medicinal goods. For example; Aloe Vera, which is commonly used to soothe skin burns and along with cotton, each are used in the manufacture of bandages and plasters.
Herbs are defined as soft plants with little or NO lignin (a complex organic polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants, making them rigid and woody). Lignins are particularly important in the formation of cell walls, especially in wood and bark, because they lend rigidity and do not rot easily. Herbs have a much shorter life span than other plants. Herbs also have range of uses in products such as beauty treatments, disinfectants and even cooking. For instance, lavender and sage have excellent cleansing properties while Mint and Rosemary have antibacterial properties. For these reasons and so many others, some form of plants & herbs are incorporated in all EmbOdicare products.