Once you've made the decision to search out and purchase non-toxic alternatives to your household and personal care products, you are faced with a dilemma. As you have already seen, labels do not needarily reflect what is in a product. Household and personal care products can be labeled all sorts of things, like natural, organic, green, etc. and still be filled with toxic chemicals. To combat this, some companies are producing organic products labeled “third-party certified.” What this means is that companies labeling their products as such have had their products certified organic by one or more independent certifying organizations. This gives the products credibility and also gives the consumer peace of mind in knowing that she is getting what she paid for.
However, it is important to point out that products with such certification tend to have much higher price tags. They may also be connected with multilevel marketing where prices are artificially inflated and potential customers are required to “sign up” and go on autoship in order to get better pricing. While not everyone will have a problem with this style of marketing, it may prevent many consumers from being able to afford and have access to good quality organic products. If this is the dilemma you find yourself in, perhaps you've been looking for your non-toxic products in all the wrong places!
So, in today's economy, if you want to make the switch to natural and organic products, what are you to do? Well, you probably need to do a little looking around, for one thing. You can switch to truly natural and organic products reliably inexpensively, and without any long-term commitments to having your credit card charged every month. If you take the time to shop around, both locally and on the internet, you will find there are many companies selling extremely high quality organic products (the real thing, not fakes) that will be happy to have your business, charge you a fair price, and not demand you become a distributor!
Make no mistake, you will still have to read labels to see what's really in there, and you probably will have to pay a little more, but not necessarily a lot more! The important thing is not to feel pressured to buy from a salesperson who inscribes his company is unique and that those types are not otherwise. That is simply not true. So, you do not need to keep looking for your non-toxic products in all the wrong places! Just take your time, shop around, become educated on ingredients and labeling, and know that you have options!