Difference between Natural and Organic

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What is Organic?

Organic’ at present is more associated with food, Organic cosmetic is very niche segment and very few companies are manufacturing certified organic cosmetics. But its catching on.


Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation.


Before a product can be labeled "organic," a government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet organic standards.

Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.

Hence Organic Products are free from all toxic chemicals and thus they are purely natural. So Organic is really natural. 

Difference between Natural and Organic

Apparently, the demand for organic Products is more than natural products because organic products seals are granted and monitored by the government.

Given below is the difference between natural and organic products on different parameters.




Organic Product refers to items that are produced using organic means. 


Natural Products items are minimally synthesized.




Stringent standards for organic production, handling and processing exist throughout the world.


Stringent standards do not exist for natural products in many parts of the world.


3.Certification Bodies


Many countries have certification bodies, the most prominent being the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


The International Association of Natural Products Producers (IANPP) is trying to get the definitions for natural products into place. It should be noted that it is not a certification body.




Organic labels have legal implication. A manufacturer should follow the specified rules and regulations before using the organic label.


Natural labels are normally used freely by manufacturers due to lack of adequate guidelines. So, it may be misleading.




Demand for organic products is more than the demand for natural product.


People prefer natural products because they believe excessive processing of food items disturbs their health benefits. But natural product may be cultivated by using pesticides and fertilizers.




Organic product is priced more than non-Natural products.


Natural product is also priced more than non-organic products.


7.Shelf Life


Shelf life of organic food is more than that of natural products. You can store it for a longer duration.


Since it is minimally processed. It has high water content; the shelf life is low.


Why Certified Organic Products?

Certifications assure you genuine and real organic products as it is granted, by following strict, stringent regulations & guidelines.

Certified organic products are made with ingredients that are grown free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms.

It does not include harmful additives such as petroleum waxes, fillers, and artificial chemicals. Simply put, certified organic products are completely healthy and natural, synthetic alternatives are not. Even natural products may also contain some fraction of pesticides and fertilizers, used during cultivation.

Certified Organic products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients.

Hence, we say “Organic is really Natural” because control starts right at the cultivation land level.

Many companies try to mislead by using word “Organic”, just in their brand name or by just using few organic ingredients along with chemicals and synthetic ingredients, those products cannot be considered as organic and hence are not safe for body & health. Thus arise the need for certification.

So always look for proper organic certification of product overall not just few organic ingredients and it should be certified by reputed certifying company.



Radico is certified organic hair color.

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