Why Organic Products?
This is a question I often hear, almost immediately, when I talk about organic lavender body oil. And to be honest, it's also a question I asked myself at first.
While reading and researching, I discovered a number of reasons beyond the most obvious one: that organic products look more 'natural' than 'conventional' foods.
Organic foods are grown and processed without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, antibiotics or hormones.
To fortify the soil, organic farms use natural manure or foods produced on the farm, rather than chemical substances, preventing harmful substances from being passed on to people through the food chain.
What's more, crop rotation is used in organic farming. In other words, organic farmers alternate the crops they plant in a given field in order to enrich the soil with substances released into the soil by some plants and absorbed from the soil by others.
In the case of honey, organic beekeepers place their hives on mountains and in forested areas where there is no human intervention, so that their bees have access to virgin nectar for a radius of at least three kilometers.
As you can see, this can have only a positive effect on the final product that reaches us, the consumer, while also contributing to environmental equilibrium.
And how do I know what I'm getting is actually organic?
This is a second frequently-asked question.
Nevertheless, and to our good fortune, Greece has very strict regulations deriving from its legislation on organic foods, and the regulations are followed.
To start with, only farmers who produce foods in line with the regulations on organic products and are certified by an independent organization can call their products "Certified organic". To obtain this certification, their products undergo laboratory testing for the presence of any chemical substances, pesticides or anything else that might contaminate the end product. Moreover, organic products are stored and processed in special facilities where the presence of conventional products is prohibited and where product movement is tracked via invoicing and coded packaging.
B by Nadia Boule is inspected and certified by QCert . And finally, some friendly advice for all of us who want to be certain that the product we have in our hands is in fact organic: Beyond anything the label might say, always search the packaging to find the name of the certifying organization.