When you look in your bathroom cabinet, do you know what the ingredients are in your products, or how they were made? When you read their labels, does it feel like you missed a chemistry class in high school or can you visualize that ingredient growing from the soil, or coming from a tree?
This article introduces the concept of regenerative agriculture and its connection to day to day products we use. Regenerative Agriculture can create pathways for a more sustainable life. By making visible the labor, environmental, economical and social relations involved in the production of things we consume daily, we can make more conscious choices and better contribute to the planet we want to live in.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE?
Regenerative agriculture makes sure our soil is healthy in the process of growing food. A healthy soil can capture carbon emissions, restore itself naturally and protect biodiversity.
The four pillars of regenerative agriculture are:
Improve the circulatory system of soil, water, and biodiversity.
Follow a holistic approach, considering every part of nature and how all things in nature are connected and work together. From design, planning and growing.
Consider all plants, animals, and all humans in the cycle.
Make sure each living creature involved is growing and evolving to reveal its inner potential.
HOW REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE IMPACTS US?
We care about the people we love and want to hear they are in good health. We care about our own health and eat and exercise to maintain our body in balance. But we often neglect the care we put into our skin. Our skin is our first barrier to the world, the layer that helps our organs and inner body communicate to the outside. It is essential to preserve it. Because our skins are big and complex organs that serve as a filter to the rest of the body, they rejuvenate themselves naturally, but they need time and a bit of our help. Protecting our skin from chemicals is one of the ways we can help it.
Regenerative agriculture thrives for a healthy planet and healthy people. It allows us to grow food and ingredients that keep the health of the earth and our health balanced.
HOW DOES IT IMPACT BEAUTY?
Inspired by regenerative agriculture, regenerative beauty uses farming practices that magnify the entire ecosystem.
Let’s get into the life of an organic regenerative soap. You want to make sure it has unrefined, high quality oils from selected suppliers such as a biodynamic farm, that restore soil biodiversity for example. The packaging of the product needs to be easily digested back into the systems of the earth, by biodegrading or being easily recycled. You want to make sure the soap has a transparent and traceable lifecycle, from the sourcing of ingredients, to its production, until it's after life.
Circular Bodies makes an effort to work with farmers and source materials that come from regenerative agriculture. We believe in supporting and protecting the harmony between the land, farm and all elements within, and actively seek for a better model to preserve Earth that creates regenerative economies while producing its beauty products.
HOW DO WE DO THAT?
One of the ways we bring regenerative agriculture into our practice is by sourcing our ingredients from conscious farmers and suppliers that share the same values as us.
Circular Bodies sources part of its ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs because of its alignment with the company culture and values for organic farming, healthy soils, watersheds and people, transparency and quality.
Shawn Donnille became involved with Mountain Rose Herbs in 1999, and brought in the mission of preparing the future for the world's next generations.
HOW CAN YOU BE PART OF THAT?
How do you choose your beauty products?
What made you buy the products you have in your cabinets? Did you take the time to explore the list of ingredients or the story of the brand?
Being aware of the kind of product you consume is already a big help in supporting the right systems and helping us create a world that is more balanced and respectful of all life.
An unbalanced environment due to lack of regenerative work can result in desertification, climate change, and loss of soil fertility. We are all part of nature, and its health directly affects our health. If we take no more than we need and give time for the land to regenerate, the soil and land will have time to restore its systems.
Let’s repair our relationship with Earth.
The future of beauty is regenerative.
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