Aubrie Mindock

Professional skier, author of "When I Saw Heaven" and "Back Up On Skis," Olympic hopeful

Organic

Your skin is your largest organ. What you put on it has a direct impact on your health. You might have heard you are what you eat but the same is true for the products you use. This is because anything you put on your body is immediately absorbed and your body has to figure out what to do with it. 

Have you ever looked at what is in your face wash? Your body soap? Your shampoo and conditioner? If you have not then you might want to. Most skin care products are full of a long list of poisons and these ingredients definately do not help with anti-aging. Instead, they make things worse. 

A lot of face washes out there use toxins that will clean your face for a moment but they strip your face and hair of natural oils that your body needs. In turn, your body produces more oil to counteract what your wash did. Big companies know this and use it towards their advantage. Because your face and hair will become even more oily shortly after the wash you will have to use more of their product to get clean again. The more product you use the more monet the company makes. 

The word fragrance is in just about every single product. Do you know what fragrance is? Does your bottle explain where the scent is coming from? If not, immediately toss the product. These scents are full of chemicals that can cause problems with reproduction and birth defects. Sure, it smells good but lotions are quickly absorbed and soaps and shampoos absorb quicker than you think they would. 

Jay and only use organic products. You might think that organic products are more expensive but actually, they are cheaper! If you can afford to go to the store and buy soap off the shelf then you can afford to buy organic. Jay and I have found that some of our favorite organic products are anywhere from $1 to $3 cheaper than store bought brands. 

You might be wondering where you can buy organic soaps and cleaners. Jay and I get our organic stuff off Amazon and from friends who make organic things. 

By going all organic we have both noticed wonderful things with our bodies. Colds and flus last 1/2 the time they normally would. My skin has cleared up and weight loss is easier. I no longer have to worry about itchy, bumpy arms and legs and my face is neither oily or dry. It is normal. 

I have noticed even more with my hair and scalp by using organic shampoo. My hair is soft and is growing like a weed. I habe no left over residue and no itching. My hair does not dry out and tangles are a thing of the past, for the most part. My hair also feels stronger. 

I am sharing with you the importance of organic not only for yourself but for the environment as well. You will benefit personally by going green but the environment will benefit the most. Do you want our rivers and lakes and oceans to be polluted? Do you want to put chemicals down the drain when you do dishes knowing that these harsh chemicals will end up in our land? It is important to use green and organic products to protect our home. Our lands and seas are toxic but by using only organic products we can heal not only ourselves but our world as well.