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What Does “Organic” Mean When it Comes to Beard Oils and Beard Balms?

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What Does “Organic” Mean When it Comes to Beard Oils and Beard Balms?

You may have noticed that we are very proud of the fact that our products are organic. We go to enormous lengths to formulate our products with only the best, highest-rated organic ingredients, that occur in nature. As a result, we can say with confidence that our beard oils and beard balms are superior to most others that are on the market today.

Now, maybe you hear the term “organic” getting thrown around a lot in the beard care world, but you don’t quite understand what it means, and why it makes such a big difference. As you’ll see, there are plenty of reasons why you should always seek out high-quality, organic beard care products.  

That Term “Organic” in Beard Care

So, what does organic mean, anyway? Well, in order for a beard care product to call itself organic, it must contain only organic ingredients. This means that each individual ingredient that went into the product’s formula was grown organically rather than conventionally. Now, to grow ingredients organically does require more time, effort and, more often than not, money, but we know that it’s absolutely worth it.

High-quality, organic beard care ingredients are made with natural ingredients, meaning that each ingredient is derived from a plant source. So, when we talk about organic ingredients, we actually mean that the plants from which the oils and butters were derived, were grown on an organic farm.

What Makes Ingredients Organic

Now, let’s explain what is required for a particular ingredient to be considered organic. A farmer can’t simply claim that their crop was grown organically. They must receive a certification from the USDA in order to call it organic.

In order for an ingredient to be certified organic, it must meet the criteria that was developed by the USDA. For one thing, it must come from soil that has not been treated with any prohibited substances for the last three years. Farmers who don’t grow organic crops tend to use pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers, as these are extremely inexpensive ways to yield a more consistent and healthier crop. Despite the fact that they’re cheap methods cost-wise, they can seriously bring down the quality of the resulting plant material. Additionally, crops cannot be treated with synthetic ingredients such as pest-control sprays.

Organic is Especially Important When It Comes to Beard Oils and Beard Balms

It’s actually especially important to choose organic when it comes to your beard oil and beard balm products. Why? Well, think about how we apply these two products. Many skin and beard products are only applied to the face for a few seconds before getting rinsed off. But, beard oils and beard balms never get rinsed off. Instead, they stay on the skin and facial hair for the remainder of the day. This means that if you’re using nonorganic products, those synthetic chemicals are staying on your face all day long, and likely absorbing into the body through your pores.

Why Organic Can Make a Huge Difference 

At this point, you’re probably wondering what exactly makes organic ingredients better in terms of how they perform when applied to your skin and face. Well, allow us to list the reasons why organic is superior to conventional.

Reason #1: Less Likely to Irritate the Skin

Organic ingredients are less likely to cause irritation, because they have not been treated with harsh chemicals like pesticides.  A lot of chemicals used to treat conventionally grown plants are far too aggressive and irritating to be applied to the skin.

Reason #2: Less Likely to Cause Allergic Reactions

A lot of people have allergies to nonorganic ingredients due to the pesticides, herbicides and other synthetic chemicals that were applied to them.

Reason #3: Less Likely to Contain Harmful Impurities

When oil or butter is extracted from a particular plant, that has been grown nonorganically, the synthetic chemicals are getting extracted along with it. This means that when you apply, for instance, nonorganic olive oil to your skin, you’re not just giving your skin olive oil, but you’re also feeding it pesticides, herbicides and so on. These can be quite harmful to the overall health of the skin.

Reason #4: Less Likely to Negatively Impact Your Health

Another thing about nonorganic ingredients is that they’re more likely to disrupt your internal health, not just the health of your beard and skin. Each time we apply an ingredient to our skin, trace amounts make their way into the bloodstream as they absorb through the skin’s many layers. This means that if you’re applying a beard oil made with nonorganic ingredients, on a daily basis, you’re feeding your body a small amount of all of those dangerous ingredients listed above.

The problem is that various studies have found that a lot of the chemicals used to treat conventionally grown plants are potentially toxic to the human body. For one thing, many of these ingredients have been found to be endocrine disruptors. This means that they can throw your hormones out of balance, which can lead to a variety of long-term, unwanted symptoms.

Further, some of these potentially toxic substances can interfere with the function of the kidney, liver and neurological system. And, some may be carcinogenic.

How The Bearded Bastard Formulates its Organic Beard Oil and Balm Products

Now, you have a pretty good understanding of why organic should always be a priority of yours when shopping for beard oils and beard balms. It can make an enormous difference, not just in terms of your face and beard, but also your overall health.  

TBB understands the importance of choosing organic whenever possible. This is why we seek out certified-organic ingredients when developing our formulas. We want our beard oils and beard balms to do wonders for your facial hair, and we also want to make sure that you can use them daily for a long time to come without any issues.

Final Organic Thoughts

If you want to give your skin and beard the very best in terms of product formulations, the first thing that you need to do is make sure that you’re seeking out only organic beard care products like beard oils and beard balms. As you can see, organic ingredients really do make an enormous difference in terms of the quality, effectiveness and healthiness of a particular formula.

See our ingredients list for more information.

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