The Gift of Organic Giving!


Lexi Vaccaro is the Protect Our Breasts National Director of Chapter Development and personal care and cosmetics researcher. 

During the holidays, we want to give the best gifts to our loved ones! So now is an important time to make sure you are choosing safer products when holiday shopping. Whether it’s for a yankee swap, a holiday grab, or just a personal gift, here is a list of items that can help you help your friends and loved ones avoid exposure to toxic chemicals:

  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle – In order to avoid the endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA (or just as worse alternatives, BPF & BPS), a reusable stainless steel water bottle is a must! A safer alternative to single-use plastic water bottles, stainless steel bottles do not have chemicals that will leach into your drink, and their long-time use is also better for the environment.
  • GOTS Certified Yoga PantsWhether someone is into yoga or just likes being comfortable, organic yoga pants are the perfect gift! The Global Organic Textile Standard certification identifies a textile product as made with a minimum of 95% certified organic fibers. By choosing organic clothing with the GOTS certification, you can help the receiver avoid toxic dyes that linger on and absorb into our skin from non-organic clothes.
  • Organic Cookbook – An organic cookbook gift allows for your loved one to turn eating organic from a quick fad to an everlasting lifestyle! Organic cookbooks often highlight certain brands and products that are best for each recipe, so make sure all ingredients are USDA certified!
  • PFOA-free Cast-Iron Skillet – Give the gift of safer cooking! Pans, skillets, and other cookware often contain PFOA, a man-made chemical that is used for non-stick purposes. PFOA is a possible carcinogen that can be harmful and linger in the body. Also, a PFOA-free cast-iron skillet will be perfect to use for organic recipes from a new organic cookbook!
  • Organic essential oils – Essential oils are naturally occurring compound aromas derived from nature. Essential oils are often used to help with mental focus, aching muscles, circulation, and more therapeutic events. Essential oils that are USDA Organic certified ensure that both the cultivation of the plants used to produce the oils as well as all manufacturing and processing methods are safer and pure.

Demonstrate to your loved ones how much you care about their health and choose organic gifts to give! Also, stay connected with our social media posts throughout the rest of the month for more ideas and tips to stay safer during the holidays!

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