Going organic and natural when it counts

PopcornHow much of your budget should be allocated to ‘organic’ and ‘natural’? Trying to buy all organic food, clothing and skin care can prove expensive – and it turns out some items count more than others when organic and natural are concerned. We’ve come across a list of 12 items that really should be bought organic or natural – and a lot of them are surprising! So, what’s on the list?

Strawberries for one – the small seeds on the outside and large edible surface area make all pesticides used on the strawberries hard to wash off completely. And in America, it’s 13 pesticides and counting that are used to grow strawberries…

Microwave popcorn is another: and this time the culprit is the packaging that contains a likely carcinogen. If you’re wanting some popcorn in front of the tv, make it from scratch (what’s better than fresh homemade popcorn with melted butter and salt on top?).

Cleaning products are another big one and should be as natural as possible – especially the ones you are likely to use on a daily basis (like an all purpose hard surface cleaner, or dishwashing liquid). Give Enviroclean a try and remember that good old eucalyptus oil is antiseptic and germicidal.

To read the rest of the list, head over to the Huffington Post.

What do you buy organic or natural? Personally, we favour organic yoghurt.

(Image credit Huffington Post)

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