How Are All-Natural Products Different?
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How are all-natural products different than your standard, store-bought offering? There are 3 primary differences: price; therapeutic benefit; and texture.
First, all-natural products tend to be more expensive than their pharmaceutical, over-the-counter, and factory-based counterparts. The economics of supply and demand affect the price. The ingredients that go into making all-natural products are more expensive. Production also plays a role. For more about how these factors influence the price of all-natural products, see the blog ‘Why are all-natural products more expensive?’
Second, all-natural products typically offer greater therapeutic benefit than your standard, store-bought offering. This is primarily because all-natural products use all-natural ingredients which help to support and maintain the body’s own natural functions. Many all-natural products also contain therapeutic grade essential oils. Grade A or therapeutic grade essential oil is produced from plants grown through organic practices. The oil from these plants is distilled for their natural-chemical constituents, not their smell. This means that great care is taken to use the proper parts of the plant to make the essential oil. The production process of Grade A oil is geared toward preserving the highest potential healing quality of the plant, so that you can benefit from the highly concentrated and therapeutic nature of the plant.
Lastly, all-natural products will often differ in texture and consistency from their store-bought counterparts. Here are examples with some of the nirāmaya products:
- Body Wash: The consistency of your standard body wash is clear and gelatinous. The nirāmaya all-natural body wash has a creamy color and a more liquid consistency. When shaken before use, the body wash will take on a creamier consistency.
- Hand Soap: Hand soap purchased in most stores will, like body wash, be clear and gelatinous in texture. The nirāmaya all-natural hand soap is waterier in consistency, even if shaken well before use. But don’t be deceived by this consistency; it lathers up real nice!
- Shave Cream: Any store-bought shave cream I have used has a white, foamy consistency. This foamy consistency will maintain itself after applied to the skin. The nirāmaya all-natural shave cream has a white, foamy consistency in the jar, but once it is applied to the skin it melts quickly and becomes clear. The product will also begin to liquify if stored at temperatures above 70o As for the product melting when it is applied to the skin, this is a natural result of the high shea butter content in the shave cream. The shave cream remains on the skin, but simply becomes translucent. If the product ever began to melt in storage, all one needs to do is place the shave cream in the refrigerator for it to firm up again.
- Toothpaste: I used store-bought toothpaste for many years. It typically had a white, pasty consistency that remained constant after I placed it in my mouth. Some of these store-bought offerings also had a foaming action when placed in the mouth. By comparison, the nirāmaya all-natural toothpaste (regular and whitening formulas) melts when placed in the mouth. This is a natural result of the high coconut oil content that has a low melting point. This results in a liquid texture to the toothpaste when placed in your mouth. Like the nirāmaya all-purpose shave cream, the all-natural toothpaste will melt when stored at temperatures above 70o If the product ever began to melt in storage, all one needs to do is place the shave cream in the refrigerator for it to firm up again.
Most all-natural products have three primary differences compared to their store-bought alternatives: price; therapeutic benefit; and texture. It can take some getting use to the differences, but the quality and therapeutic benefits of all-natural products make the switch worthwhile.