Here is a great article written by Charles Granatell and John Gormley from Grant Industries for GCI Magazine.
The benefit of natural products is that, in general, they’re often considered by the consumer as better for the environment—though that may not always be the case. Theoretically, these products align with the goals of consumers concerned with toxicity and pollution in water runoff and oceans. However, while natural products may sometimes be safer for the environment, are they always safer for human health? If you ask 500 people, “What would you rather put on your skin, pure silicones or pure essential oils?” the majority will likely choose the oils. Indeed, a number of studies suggest atopic dermatitis has been on the rise since the 1960s, possibly due to environmental agents. But that’s not the whole story.
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