How to Live an Organic Lifestyle in Five Easy Steps

The advantages of “becoming organic” go beyond human health; they also benefit other people, animals, and the environment! We’re presenting our five favorite ways to live an organic lifestyle as the organic movement gains traction.

People are looking for methods to make conscious. Everyday sustainable choices now more than ever before, and the term “organic” is on everyone’s lips.

It’s not just about what you buy; it’s a mindset that analyses the consequences of the decisions we make on a daily basis. The organic movement’s guiding ideals include human health, animal welfare, local ecosystems, and global environmental protection.

Continue reading for five tips on how to live a more organic lifestyle.

  • Organic foods should be consumed.

It’s important to make good food choices. One of the most common changes people make toward a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle is switching to organic foods.

To bear the Indian Organic emblem, certified organic goods and beverages must meet a number of standards and severe regulations. Look for this accreditation on fruit, meats, and packaged items’ stickers or signage.

For some, the cost and availability of organic foods may be a barrier, but there are techniques to help everyone incorporate more organic foods into their diet.

  • For the freshest and most affordable selections, shop in season and locally whenever possible.
  • Consider organic canned or frozen products for diversity, cost savings, and a longer shelf life.
  • Selecting organic foods should be done with caution. The Environmental Working Group publishes guides every year that list the most commonly polluted fruits and vegetables. The most recent dirty dozen and clean fifteen guides might assist you in deciding how to spend your organic bucks.
  • Maintain a “Organic” Home

Even while many of our household purchases aren’t food, there are still organic alternatives to consider.

Textiles: Organic linen, hemp, and cotton bedding, towels, and clothes cultivated without hazardous pesticides, fertilizers, or GMOs are available. Natural fibres are often less harmful to the environment than synthetics, and recycled fabrics are becoming more widely available, providing still another environmentally friendly option.

Personal Care & Household Cleaners: Common household cleansers and personal care products contain ingredients that can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, exposing us to potentially harmful side effects. When certain harsh substances are flushed down the drain, they can destroy streams and ecosystems.

For textiles and personal care goods, seek for the USDA Organic label, or the Global Organic Textile label for textiles. Both of these qualifications are well-known.

There are also more options available, with several companies offering formulae that are both healthy and environmentally friendly. Green home cleaners and personal care items, ranging from dish soap to lip balm, are available at your local CHFA member merchant, as well as all the components to make your own!

Our DIY Green Cleaning Guide explains what to look for on labels and provides recipes for cleansers made with common household items.

  • Get to Know How to Read Labels

Examine what you’re buying more closely — even a fast label check can help you figure out if the things you’re buying are safe and sustainable. 

Although GM foods are not currently labeled in Canada. you may rest confident that all certified organic goods are devoid of genetically modified organisms. Look for the Non-GMO Project Verified badge. Which is a voluntary standard that ensures label transparency for products that do not contain genetically modified ingredients.

Check out our Ultimate Natural Living and Shopping Guide for more information on reading labels on food, home items, and supplements.

  • Learn about the people that make your food.

 Investigating local food production can help you better understand where your food comes from and make more informed decisions.

Learn more about local farmers’ organic methods by chatting with them at a farmer’s market, scheduling a farm tour, or engaging on social media. You can even get some ideas and advice for starting your own organic garden.

  • Have a good time with it!

Organic Week is a great chance to have a good time and spread the word about the benefits of living an organic lifestyle. But you can keep the enthusiasm going all year.

Start an organic recipe swap or bulk shopping group, or host an organic potluck or picnic. Set up a preserving party to take advantage of a seasonal local harvest. Organise an organic cookbook club and enlist the help of others.

These are examples of how to advocate for and educate others about the benefits of organic foods. As well as how to make them more accessible and inexpensive.

Making the switch to a more organic lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive–check out some wonderful budget-friendly strategies for healthy living. Remember, it may take some time to figure out what works best for your lifestyle and budget. But modest measures add up to a more sustainable future for everyone.

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