Did you ever taste a cookie you didn’t like? Probably.
What about ice cream, do you enjoy EVERY flavor? Probably Not.
We all have our own unique tastes and preferences. Many Australian children grow up loving Vegemite a dark viscous yeast spread that would make the average American child run screaming from the kitchen. These same Aussie youngsters may find peanut butter peculiar.
It’s all a matter of what you grow up with, what you are accustomed, tastes, and preferences.
I’ve noticed a tendency for people to dismiss a whole entire category of foods & products strictly because they have had a bad experience with one item in the category.
They will eat one Organic Cookie that isn’t to their taste and swear off ALL Organic Cookies.
They will try an Organic Moisturizer that causes a breakout and swear off all Organic Moisturizers.
My simplistic definition of Organic is something grown without the use of pesticides.
Don’t like a particular Organic Cookie? It’s the recipe! It has nothing to do with lack of pesticides on the oatmeal used in the recipe!
If a moisturizer makes you breakout – it likely wasn’t the right formulation for your skin and had nothing to do with the lack of pesticides used for one of the ingredients.
Once you’ve decided to make the transition to organic and natural products – expect it to take time to find the perfect formulation for your skin, the right recipe for your taste buds. Don’t give up because you don’t connect on your first attempt.
Additionally – when you are trying something new take advantage of retailers with excellent return policies, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Keep the receipt and they are more than happy to take a return on a product that wasn’t right for you. So you can try it and take it back if it doesn’t work out.
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