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Susanna T.

"Reduse, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink"

Naples, FL, USA
female
married, 1 child
Speaks: some spanish, english
Joined Apr 4, 2007
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Organics

Read my Mint Green Blog: www.mintgreenlifestyle.blogspot.com

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Boutique Organica is my Retail Website.
You'll find silky soft Bamboo Fiber T-shirts, Organic personal care items, Organic Nutritional products, and the catalog keeps growing.


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I was online trying to find an Organic Sunscreen. I almost got taken.

SPF 30 Sheer MoisturizerSee the Certified Organic "seal"? It just says "made w/" in smaller letters.  This label would have you believe the product is Certified Organic. However a look at the ingredients tells us differntly: 
2 oz:
Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide.

Other Ingredients: Organic Juice Solution Of Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice, Vitis Vinifera (White Grape) Juice, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Juice & Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Octyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Plant Oils Of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) & Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Pca, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Phospholipids, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Citrus Aurantium (Petitgrain), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) & Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Pure Essential Oils.
Umm, yeah. those red words, are listed on skin deep's site as a toxic synthetic chemicals. Methylisothiazolinone has this warning:
Violations, Restrictions & Warnings

type of concernproduct conditions
referenceRestricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics IngredientsRestricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - concentration limit in some types of cosmetics when combined with certain other ingredient(s) Japan's Standards for CosmeticsRestricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit) Japan's Standards for CosmeticsRestricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - prohibited for use in some types of cosmetics when combined with certain other ingredients Japan's Standards for CosmeticsRestricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - prohibited for use in some types of cosmetics Japan's Standards for CosmeticsDetermined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
The point I'm trying to make here. Look for the USDA label or OCA label to insure the product not the ingredients are Organic. There is ahuge difference between the Product as a whole being Certified vs. a product that contains certified ingredients. This is deffinitely a shady way of tricking people into buying something that is not synthetic free. It's a way for this company to try to jump on the bandwagon without complying to the strict guidelines of Certification.  This is outrageous and I can see why some people think the guidelines are slack, because they are getting the two confused. I am so mad at this type of misleading advertising. On a happier note. I think I found something that looked clean. Although it didn't list the plant ingredients as Organic, it didn't have any junk in it.




             


 
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Joined Apr 4, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups A Certified Organic Group, A Workshop for Women, All things Florida, Boycott Wal-Mart, Breast Cancer Awareness, Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Flowers, Green Products and Businesses, Makeup Addict, NATURE PROVIDES, Nature Lovers, Not In My Food, ONE Group Organic Health, Beauty, Household Products, Organic Foods more »
Hometown Orlando, Fl area 
Homepage http://www.design-your-lifestyle.com  
Birthday Oct 31  
Languages some spanish, english  
About Me I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE!
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT ORGANICS!

I am a new mom. I am a wife. I am an avid gardener.
I am an environmentalist. I am a yogi.
I am a photographer. I am a soccer player.
I am a giver. I am.
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Pets 3 cats!  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions  
Eating Habits yum yum. did some one mention food?  
Wild Fact About Me I've been in a major car wreck I shouldn't have walked away from. I take it as a blessing and try to improve everday. I know I'm here for a reason...I'm sure my daughter is one of them.
My Philosophy Treat all living creatures with respect.
What Gives Me Hope That others like me (who care about earth and her creatures) are really out there.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Demand: Wind & Solar power for everything. Also, make Organic farming a must.
What/who changed my life and why My daughter. Words can not describe the emotions I hold for her.
What Bugs Me negative words actions thoughts  
Passions Our daughter!!!, MY HUSBAND..!!!, vespa scooters, earth and nature  
Inspirations sunsets at the beach  
What Scares Me death  
  Favorites
Role Models Audrey Hepburn  
Quotation
Interests wildlife, herbs, Mythology / Folklore, pets, photography, Mind/Body/Spirit, environment, gardening, Art/Design, aromatherapy, Anthropology  
Books cooking, gardening, Anne Rice - early vampire series, The Mist of Avalon  
Music 60's and 70's, 80's, the clash, The Smiths, gothic/industrial, Techno/Dance/Trance, Sarah Mclachlan, Tori Amos, London Suede, The Cure, Radiohead, Pulp  
Movies anything but super horror/scary  
TV Shows Friends, Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, nature shows- no death scenes though, Law and Order -all 3, ER, Scrubs, The Office (US)  
Favorite Foods anything except spicey  
Favorite Places my minds eye, Orlando~ 'cause it's home, N.C. mountains, sunset at the beach  
Can't Live Without  
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