The Simple Way Of Telling Whether Something Is “Organic”, “Natural” or “Certified Organic”

The Simple Way Of Telling Whether Something Is “Organic”, “Natural” or “Certified Organic”

There is a huge misrepresentation in relation to the use of the word “organic” and even “natural”. Sadly a company can claim something is “organic” or “natural” if it contains one natural or “organic” ingredient, yet it may contain literally thousands of chemicals.

The only way a product is free from the TEAs, DEAs, MEA’s, Phthalates, Obesogens (chemicals that make your fat cells multiply) Sulfates, Glycols, Parabens, Synthetic and Artificial ingredients, Ethoxylates, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde derivatives if is it is “Certified Organic”.

Research is showing that health issues from these chemicals include infertility, skin rashes, cancer, learning disabilities, birth defects and reproductive problems. According to a report by Dr. Sarah Lantz of the Queensland University, children are capable of absorbing 40-50% more chemicals than adults therefore putting them at greater risk for health issues later in life. Therefore it is vitally important to minimise any exposure for children and babies, even in utero. One of the quickest ways a women detoxes is by having a baby, the second fastest is through breast-feeding. And yes, breast-feeding is the absolute best thing for our babies, but the importance of cleansing and detoxing our bodies prior to conception is becoming increasingly apparent as more and more researchers are speaking out as to their concerns about the impact of our everyday chemicals on our babies and their future. Some have even gone so far as to say we are the only species on this planet actively contributing to our own extinction!


How do you tell if something is “Certified Organic” – it must contain a recognised certification logo and it will actually say Certified Organic on the label.

Many people think ‘organic produce’ and believe it is just about the things that are ‘added’ to the process that defines organic, it is not until prompted that the penny drops that it’s also about what is ‘missing’ with certified organic produce – that being pesticides, herbicides and toxic synthetic chemicals. It is only then that organic & certified organic becomes meaningful.

If we take the cosmetic industry as an example The Australian Certified Organics (ACO) has produced a criteria against which certified organic products are assessed. When you review the criteria or Certified and Natural, it is easy to see the differences. Amongst the difference Natural allows ingredients to be sources from genetically modified plants.

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Each and every day we place a chemical burden on our bodies. The Divine By Therese Kerr certified organic personal care products and the KORA Organics By Miranda Kerr, removes that burden collectively (KORA provides the highest quality certified organic skin care products and Divine provides the highest quality personal care products – Tooth Mousse, Deodorant, Mouth Rinse, Sanitising Hand Gel, home use Body Wash and Hand and Body Lotion).


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One thought on “The Simple Way Of Telling Whether Something Is “Organic”, “Natural” or “Certified Organic”

  1. Jordan

    Very informative post! A lot of places have started using the term “organic” but it’s important to know what they mean by that. Figuring out the really genuinely organic stuff is the trick. Thanks for sharing!


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