Adapting An Organic Lifestyle
Throughout our lives there are many options and ways of living that we choose to take. The consideration of our health is always making an impact on these steps and the way we live is often to benefit a healthy lifestyle.
We may choose to make some steps to live organically such as eating organic food or we may choose to adopt a whole organic lifestyle. Here are some ways in which you can start living the organic way.
Eating organic food is probably one of the first steps to take in adopting an organic lifestyle. Although buying organic food can be more expensive there have been great health benefits reported. Organic food is grown utilising methods that do not involve synthetic inputs such as pesticides or other chemicals used in the growth process. The elimination of synthetic inputs is also beneficial to the environment
If you would like to lead an organic lifestyle without blowing your budget then consider growing your own produce, this is very easy – plant your produce as you normally would but avoid using pesticides or any chemicals throughout the growing process, also use organic compost.
There are great organic products that we can use around the home. Bedding and linen is available that is made from 100% organic material under strict control union guidelines. When buying organic products look out for the certified organic stamp.
Popular organic home products include organic candles, organic toxin free paint, mattresses, cleaners, and furniture.
Skin care products and other personal items are widely available organic. You will need to check the product labelling to make sure it holds the organic stamp. Health stores such as Holland and Barratt and The Body Shop are suppliers of great natural organic products.
It can be hard to adapt an organic lifestyle out of our home. Our work environment can be one factor that can get in the way. If you work in an office make sure to eliminate wastage by recycling paper and printing only when necessary.
Living without producing waste is almost impossible but reducing your waste is easy and composting waste will reduce landfill benefiting the environment. Maintain your own compost bin – this will be of great use when growing your own organic produce. There are many things that can be added to your compost bin such as food peelings, broken up cardboard, shredded paper, garden waste, manure, shells and much more. Avoid adding meat to your compost bin as this can attract unwanted pests to your garden.
Over the years Jade has adapted an organic lifestyle and almost everything she does and eats is organic. She is also an environmental consultant, read more in her energy blog.