Know Your Essential Oils: A guide to Clean and Organic Perfumes
Since the clean perfume trend caught on, alcohol-based, synthetic fragrances are no longer the only go-to perfume option for women and men. There has been a much-needed shift to clean, alcohol-free, and sustainably made scents for a myriad of reasons, including hormonal imbalances and carcinogenic ingredients. We are talking about essential oil perfumes that are alcohol-free!
Do you still have synthetic fragrance bottles sitting around?
Forget dusting them off, it is time to replace them with organic essential oil perfumes! Whether you love floral and citrusy scents or tend towards musky and woodsy ones, there is an essential oil perfume ready to replace your old alcohol-based one.
The beauty of essential oil perfumes is the ingredients. You will recognize them all, as they are based on your favorite flowers, plants, spices and foods. The other major difference is the benefits essential oils bring to your breathtaking moments. These oils have tiny molecules that penetrate the blood brain barrier and the impact on your limbic system is a key differentiator from traditional perfume that smells good but doesn’t tweak your brain and body chemistry.
- Uplifting, bright Lemon
The sweet, aromatic, and mood-enhancing fruit originating in the Middle East was introduced to the United States in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to the New World on his voyage. Lemon essential oil has an uplifting scent and enhances focus, making it a favorite top note in many natural essential oil perfumes, like ADORAtherapy’s Motivation Chakra Boost Roll-On. Zesty and spicy, Motivation perfectly blends citrus top notes with cinnamon to create the perfect productivity tool in a bottle.
- Warm, Exotic Clove
If you are attracted by warm and spicy scents, you should definitely try perfumes with clove. Clove has a zingy, slightly sweet and warm aroma that invigorates your senses. Indigenous to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, clove is popularly used in cuisines as well as fragrances. Clove essential oil is perfect for adding a touch of exotic and spiritual to any perfume.
Did you know clove derives its name from clou, a French word, translating to nail. This is because of the clove buds’ shape, which has a vague similarity to small irregular nails.
Speaking of nails, Adoratherapy’s Abundance Room Boost spray will help you nail all your manifestation rituals. This captivating scent is blended with clove and cinnamon, patchouli and vetiver and one whiff will expand your mind.
- Tangy, Sharp Grapefruit
Grapefruit has a pleasant, tangy and sharp aroma. It also has a hint of sweetness that blends nicely with other essential oils used in top notes, like geranium, peppermint, frankincense, lemon, and rosemary.
The zesty and light profile of grapefruit essential oil has stimulating effects on your mind. It helps ease stress, boosts vitality, and energizes you.
Adoratherapy’s Clear Away Room Boost includes grapefruit as a middle note and the clean, crisp citrus scent is a perfect clearing spray. They call it a “smudge stick in a bottle”.
- Soothing, Calming Lavender
The floral and sweet scent is widely used in perfumery. It blends effortlessly with other essential oils - grapefruit, rosemary, chamomile, peppermint, cedarwood, eucalyptus, patchouli, rose, clove, and lemongrass.
Lavender essential oil was popular in ancient Roman and Greek societies. It was used for its healing properties and in bathing rituals. Today, it is one of the favorite notes in organic essential oil perfumes.
Adoratherapy’s Serene Room Boost is uniquely formulated with three lavender species: Nepalese, French and Bulgarian lavender are blended together giving it the sweetest, floral top notes. A touch of bergamot and chamomile make it relaxing like a summer breeze in Provence.
- Subtle, Citrusy Bergamot
Bergamot has a fresh, floral, and fruity scent with just a hint of spice. Some of the most evocative and inspiring fragrances use bergamot essential oil. If you want a delightfully refreshing scent, essential oil perfume with a note of bergamot can be heart opening!
Our favorite blend is Blissful Room Boost, where bergamot provides a lifting middle note to this soft juicy blood orange blend. Accents of ylang ylang might be reason this scent comes with the affirmation “I am aligned with the abundant joy and bliss of life.”