Keeki Pure & Simple - Lip Balm Organic Minty Vanilla Cooler - 0.15 oz. (4.25 g)
Keeki Pure and Simple Minty Vanilla Cooler Lip Balm is something to bark about! Trust Keeki. The smell alone will make you want to eat it and the formula will keep your lips moist for hours. Keeki Pure and Simple Lip Balm comes in three flavors:
- Orange Creamsicle
- Minty Vanilla Cooler
- Root Beer Float
Organic vs. non-organic
Farming has existed for nearly as long as people have. In the past, most people in the country farmed as a means of living; this was the main lifestyle before the industry and automobile age. A non-organic way of farming that has been adopted is to use methods that fight pest infestation and to produce higher quantities of crops.
The first methods are pesticides and herbicides, which are used to combat insects and weeds. However, these highly toxic chemical residues have been found in the crops themselves. The FDA has since banned these chemicals from being used. However, since some crops are imported, they come into the country, and many DO contain these chemicals.
The second method used is contaminated sewage sludge. This was found to be a great idea as it made use of human waste as fertilizer for non-organic crops. At first it seemed to be a great idea, as it was cheap and easy to obtain, however, recently tests have shown that large amounts of this may contribute to chronic illnesses.
A third method used is hormones, antibiotics and remains of other animals. All of these contribute to quickly fattening up animals for the market. Hormones, while expensive and often illegal, are injected into animals to quickly bring them up to market size. Antibiotics are in fact used to keep the animals alive until they are butchered. However, a great problem with this is when they eat this meat; their bodies are ingesting antibiotics in high volumes and are becoming immune to their bacteria fighting abilities. So when they go to the doctor for an antibiotic shot, it does nothing for us. As to carcass meal (remains of other animals) which are often fed to animals in the meat and dairy industry, many doctors now believe that this has helped to lead to the disaster which they now are beginning to realize. Carcass meal helps contribute to mad cow disease by keeping the diseased animals in the food chain. This is especially dangerous for humans when they ingest it.
The last method is irradiation. Spices are exposed to radiation to kill bacteria or microorganisms that may be present. This also does more harm than good since it can lead to various diseases. Recently, studies have shown that chemicals and other substances are toxic and cause various illnesses and death. Seeing the oncoming threat, the government has been making changes in the agricultural industry. They are encouraging farmers to shift from this chemical way of farming to something that is less threatening and safer for all.
Organic farming is all about developing crops and livestock using the most environmental, humane, economic systems available. In order for this to work effectively, two things are needed. The first is fertile land which can be used to plant a diversity of crops. Other is people who are willing to work on the land and learn this method of farming. In Europe, many of the countries are leaving the toxic chemical approach for a healthier organic method. These countries call it ecological agriculture which relies heavily on taking care of the environment.
Organic farming relies on the following principles:
- Ensuring that the soil can be used for many succeeding generations without using the fertilizers that were used in non-organic farming.
- Properly caring for the crops by using soil organisms and not by using pesticides.
- Recycling livestock manure and organic materials, including crop residue.
- Control weed growth and insect infestation with crop rotation. Also, not using anything that science has used in conventional non-organic farming. non-organic farming.
- Not tampering with genes of animals, no genetic engineering. Allow animal life to remain as it should.
- Lastly, determining the effects of this method on the environment.
In deciding which is better, everyone can see that the organic method is safer and better than the non-organic toxic chemical one. Organic farming no longer uses genetic engineering, sewage sludge and irradiation.
However, it is not an easy task to stop non-organic produce from entering the market. This is because some products, which the consumer demands, have to be imported. Regardless of what regulations and bans the government places on products grown in the USA, other countries that export here are not regulated as they are.
Unless other countries agree on the same regulations, there is no guarantee that the food they consume from them is safe and free from toxic chemicals and sludge. The best thing they can do is buy organic food, and substitute for the food that is not organic.
This requires participation on their part to be more aware of what they buy and to raise their voices, if need be. Keeki Pure & Simple can let their opinions be known even in the most simple ways. A good example is when they shop, if there is no substitute for the product they need, let the store owners know, they will surely change their products. The number of organic farmers has more than doubled in the past 16 years. This will continue to grow as long people continue to see the bigger picture.
Why Organic & Gluten-Free?
Keeki Pure and Simple has chosen to use as many organic raw materials as they can get their hands on. Keeki Pure & Simple have done this because organic products are made with ingredients that are grown and produced without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and other chemicals; only 'good-for-you' elements of the earth. By using only 'good-for-you' components, organic products have a low impact on their environment and are also healthy for their bodies. The skin is the largest organ of their body. Keeki pledges to help you maintain your skin with 'good-for-you' products that are made in the USA and are 100% cruelty free. Keeki Pure & Simple do not use any parabens, phthalates, or any other toxic ingredients.
Keeki Pure & Simple's commitment ~ they only manufacture products that they feel good about using on their own bodies as well as their children. Keeki Pure & Simple know that you will love their products just as much as they do. Keeki will never compromise quality in order to make a profit.
Keeki Pure and Simple would like to let you in on some exciting news! Keeki Pure & Simple is USDA Organic Certified...Woof! Products carrying the USDA seal contain 95% or more USDA certified organic ingredients.
About Keeki Pure and Simple
Keeki Pure & Simple is the creation of Natalie Bauss. Mom of two. Organic believer. Beauty boss. Marketing maven. Entrepreneur extraordinaire.
Natalie breathes the lifestyle of Keeki Pure and Simple and everyday lives by the mantra “love yourself, love your planet.” Currently living on an organic farm in West Michigan, Bauss is a California native with 20 years experience as an aesthetician with a background in sales and marketing.
On a quest to simply make wholesome products for her friends and family, Natalie started checking out reference works from the library and conducted exhaustive research. "I started out creating recipes in my kitchen from things we'd grown on the farm, just experimenting," she says. Natalie started off by handcrafting her own moisturizers, lip balms and more. Interest in the products peaked within her inner circle, and a business idea was launched.
Keeki Pure and Simple was born out of a mission to create a line of beauty products that were safe, but not boring. Thoughtfully planned out products using only the best ingredients from the earth. Fun and fabulous packaging...with the good stuff inside! What started as a kitchen experiment, has grown into an international brand in just two short years! Now, the Keeki Team provides safe products for girls and women all over the world."