The label on a shampoo product may indicate whether it is from organic or non-organic ingredients, but it can also give you a better idea of its source.
Here are some key points about the labels on shampoo brands.
Source: Business Insider article Shampoo and conditioner brands have to be labelled as “organic” to get the label removed from products sold in Australia.
Shampoo can be labelled organic by an Australian lab, but a lab is not required to remove the label.
But a label removed can mean a product is not organic.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is an organic label?
Organic is a trademarked term that stands for organic.
The word “organic”, however, has nothing to do with the organic farming practices of any particular country.
So what does an organic shampoo mean?
It indicates a shampoo is not manufactured with the use of antibiotics, herbicides or pesticides.
An organic shampoo is made from pure organic ingredients that have been tested for purity, according to Australian organic shampoo and conditioners company, Uniqlo.
There are two types of organic shampoo: non-natural and natural.
Natural shampoo is formulated with pure natural ingredients.
Non-natural shampoo can be organic but it’s not guaranteed to be.
Non -natural shampoo has been shown to contain ingredients like sulfites, which are used in organic manufacturing, but that is not what is labelled as organic.
Some of the ingredients in non- natural shampoo are found in organic products.
It’s not always clear whether a shampoo brand is organic or not.
Organic shampoo is also sometimes used as a marketing tool to get people to buy a product, but in most cases the label should not be removed.
What are the risks associated with buying a shampoo?
The most common risk of buying an organic or natural shampoo is that it could be contaminated with antibiotics.
An antibiotic in shampoo can cause a serious infection called enteritis.
In the US, antibiotic-resistant bacteria have emerged as a major health threat.
The bacteria can cause infections in the nose, throat, lungs and heart, as well as serious blood poisoning.
Read more about antibiotic-resistance.
Organic and natural shampoo brands are also often sold in health food stores, but they are not required by the Food Standards Agency to report the purity of their products.
This means they can be contaminated if there is no label on the bottle.
What should I do if I’m concerned about the purity or safety of my shampoo?
If you have any concerns about a shampoo’s purity, it’s best to check the ingredients listed on the shampoo bottle, read the ingredients list, and check that it contains only natural ingredients, according the Australian Organic Association.
If you are concerned about a brand’s safety, ask a friend or neighbour to test the shampoo and then contact the brand.
They can help you identify the problem.
Organic brands should also test their products for bacteria.
Read our tips on how to spot potential contamination.
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