Part two of Organic mess

Chapter 2:

I don’t know about you but even if I now know the difference between organic and natural (click here if you’ve missed chapter 1), I am still lost. Since I started doing some research on the subject, I have been reading all the labels, looking at all the logos. Some products are certified by some associations, some are not… How do I know what is what and mostly who to trust?!

Fact: The terms natural and organic are not specifically regulated under the Cosmetics Regulation but any claim must be capable of substantiation and must not be misleading. But since there is no official definition for the word “organic” and “natural”, brands have been playing with words for years, and therefore misleading us.

In a way, we should be thankful that some organisations have taken the problem into hands and started establishing standards.

So who are those “non for profit organisations”?

The list is long: Ecocert, Cosmebio, BDIH… but the main one to remember in the UK is The Soil Association! They are the strictest in terms of regulation and the clearest.

They can be summarised by one sentence:

“A maximum of organic ingredients that have undergone a minimum of processing!”

They require 95% of the ingredients to be organic. If the percentage is lower, they require that all of their certified products show the organic percentage on the packaging.

Certified Soil Association at Make Me Feel



Pai Skincare understands sensitive skin of all kinds. The first brand to list all ingredients in plain English, their formulas contain the purest Soil Association certified organic ingredients and are free from artificial colours, parfum, parabens, petrochemicals and phthalates, to deliver effective results for unpredictable and allergy-prone skin. Suitable for vegans, BUAV certified cruelty-free and lovingly made in London.

Our favourite of course is their best seller : The Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Pai black Friday at Make Me Feel: from the 25th to the 28th November: 25% OFF the whole range !

(except Christmas gift sets)








Absolute aromas

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

At Make Me Feel, we are running workshops on aromatherapy. Every month, you will learn about the most famous oils and how to use them. From then, you will make beauty treatment (ranging from body lotion, body scrub, or massage oil… depending on the date). It will be  tailored to your need with the oils you’ve chosen. Click here to see our November workshop!