Natural and Organic Personal Care at Walgreens
Small changes can make a big impact on the size of your eco footprint. Walgreens can help you lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle with natural and organic alternatives to the personal care products that you use every day. You can shop our selection online and in stores and take a natural approach to everything from oral hygiene to foot care.
What Are Natural Personal Care Products?
Conventional personal care products are typically manufactured primarily out of synthetic ingredients that are man-made in factories and laboratories. In the formulas of natural personal care products, many of these chemical ingredients are replaced with substances sourced from nature.
Products may contain plant oils and butters, minerals, herbal essential oils and other ingredients. Although the products are produced out of more natural ingredients than standard products, the personal care solutions are still formulated to be highly effective.
What is Organic Personal Care?
Many people use the words natural and organic interchangeably, but the terms do have different meanings. Organic personal care products have been reviewed and approved or certified by a third-party organization or agency, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Each body that offers organic certification establishes its own set of guidelines to define what the term means. Usually, products must be made primarily out of natural ingredients that are grown using sustainable farming methods, such as without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Responsible manufacturing methods are typically required as well, and generally, products must not contain any known toxic ingredients to qualify for organic certification.
While all organic formulas can be classified as natural, not all natural products are certified as organic, even if they contain organic ingredients.
Why Choose Natural and Organic Products?
Natural and organic personal care products are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to use fewer chemicals during their daily routine. Some people make the choice to go natural because they are concerned about the effects that synthetic ingredients have on the environment. By switching to natural and organic products, these men and women can easily reduce the number of chemicals in their households.
People who are sensitive to synthetic ingredients may also benefit from natural and organic formulas. Similarly, parents often choose natural and organic products for their children and babies in order to protect their delicate skin from artificial perfumes, colorants and other synthetic ingredients that may cause irritation.
Natural and Organic Alternatives for Every Need
At Walgreens, we have natural and organic products available for every step of your personal care routine.