Our passion for safe and pleasurable alternatives in all personal care categories drove us to achieve a higher standard by creating Blossom Organics. Our founder, Melissa Jochim, has been formulating naturally pure, effective and healthy personal care products for over 20 years and was shocked to see the lack of authentically organic products in the intimate care market. When we read the ingredient listing of most intimate care products, we see a formula created to lubricate a CAR, not a vagina! As a mucous membrane, the vagina is quite absorbent and many ingredients commonly found in intimate care products can have questionable short and long-term effects on a woman’s health and well-being.
Consumers are becoming mindful in the choices they make. They are choosing skincare products that are made with healthy ingredients, as well as choosing to eat organic foods. They are also becoming more educated about which ingredients are toxic and should be avoided in their bodies, on their bodies and in their environment. Unfortunately, consumers are also becoming discouraged in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle by products falsely claiming to be “natural,” “organic,” and “safe.”
The Skin Deep Database, a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers at the Environmental Working Group, shows this shift in lifestyle with consumers searching over 222,235,630 times since 2004 to learn more about ingredients found in personal care products.
As a committed signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, Blossom Organics has pledged not only to make safe products, but also to provide transparency and education to consumers about the products we formulate. To learn more, get your Shopper’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics.
When shopping for intimate care products, make your choice by reading the ingredient listing. Ingredients to avoid include: parabens, petrochemicals – propylene or butylene glycol, PEG, TEA, DEA, silicones, alcohol, hormones, artiﬁcial dyes, ﬂavorings and fragrances. These ingredients can be listed by many names including many of theone’s listed on our ”Harsh Ingredients commonly found in Intimate Care Products”. These harsh ingredients can be disruptive to the natural chemistry of the vagina and can lead to unwanted short term and long term health issues.
We encourage you to take a moment to look up the Skin Deep Database ratings of the ingredients found in the products on your nightstand.
Do not be misled by claims of “natural.” There is no clear definition of “natural;” there are no regulations under the Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Common sense says if a product is claiming it is “natural,” it should not include any of the harsh ingredients listed above. But take a look at methylparaben toxicity which is found in other common “natural” lubricants: it is listed as having developmental/reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, biochemical/cellular level changes, neurotoxicity and an irritant.
“Organic” marketing claims ARE regulated by both the State of California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The CALIFORNIA ORGANIC PRODUCTS ACT – COPA 2003 prohibits the retail sale of any cosmetic product labeled as “organic” unless that product meets the criteria of 70% organic content, excluding water and extracts. What does this mean? If you are reading a product ingredient listing, the first ingredient cannot be water or propylene glycol. The first ingredient MUST be certified organic which would make your lubricant mostly organic ingredients; not just a small amount of aloe or a few botanical extracts. Each organic ingredient also must meet the strict USDA NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM guidelines and be certified by a USDA approved agency. Naturally pure, organic ingredients are the mindful choice for healthy well-being and Blossom Organics is formulated to meet these strict organic regulations.
Blossom Organics creates safe, naturally pure intimate care products. Join us in our pursuit of healthy well-being, beautiful intimacy and blissful pleasure.
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