03 Sep Perfect Scents -The Wonders of Natural Perfume
Christian Dior once said “A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting” – and it’s true, your favourite fragrance is like your “scent signature”, a powerful part of how you express yourself. And, when you consider that over 60% of what you spray on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, it’s clear that your perfume becomes part of you in more ways than one. Green goddesses know that natural perfumes win hands-down over synthetic fragrances, when it comes to scent, safety and sustainability; so let’s explore a little more about why you should be choosing a natural perfume as your signature scent.
What’s Hiding in Your Perfume?
First things first – your store-bought perfume might smell lovely, but what synthetic nasties are lurking in that bottle? Here are a few common ingredients found in ordinary fragrance blends:
These are synthetic preservatives, known for disrupting your body’s hormone balance.
These are used as fragrance preservatives, and are found in high concentrations in most commercial perfumes. Phthalates are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
These are compounds derived from petroleum and natural gases. Producing petrochemicals is highly energy-intensive, so they’re bad for the planet; and they can trigger allergic reactions like eczema and rashes or even asthma, so they’re bad for you too.
Did You Know? In order to protect the unique formulations of their scents, the FDA allows perfume companies to withhold fragrance ingredients from consumers. That means your perfume’s product label probably doesn’t reflect what’s actually going into the formula – and onto your skin.
So, now we know the drawbacks of ordinary perfume – what are the benefits of using natural perfume instead?
Benefits of Natural Perfume
Made without any of those hidden nasties we mentioned above, natural fragrances can be absorbed into your skin without causing you any harm.
Forget rashes and breakouts, natural blends are kind to your skin; and natural fragrance sprays are kind to your lungs too.
Made with ethically sourced ingredients, and no petroleum derivatives, natural fragrances are gentle on the environment as well.
They have Aromatherapy Benefits
Natural perfumes are created using a blend of fragrant essential oils; each one has its own effect on your mood. Lavender is calming, while citrus notes are uplifting, and sandalwood clears the mind and balances the emotions.
They Smell Amazing!
While synthetic perfumes mask the natural smell of your skin, natural perfumes create a more personal and unique scent, depending on the wearer. Plus they’re made with pure, genuine floral and herbal ingredients, so they smell like the real deal and not a cheap imitation!
Browse our delightfully scintillating selection of non-toxic natural perfumes to find your own perfect signature scent befitting a Green Goddess!