Organic Perfume — 4 Sustainable Reasons You Should Make the Switch Today
Why not ditch the chemicals, the expensive designer brands, and the harmful effects synthetics have on our planet?
Somewhere in a cave, a long time ago, she crushed berries and flowers and soaked them in fat to make a perfumed salve for healing. Later, priests used incense and oils in their rituals, plumes of smoke reaching the Gods faster. The French took it over the top, and to cover the stench of raw sewage they used bottled scent. And even the kings had to have their very own signature organic perfume.¹
But somewhere along the way, in the early part of the 20th century, the fragrance industry took a detour and introduced synthetic fragrance. This is how botanical organic perfumes lost their favor.
While synthetic perfumes are surely fragrant and the ingredients more affordable for their manufacturers to make, they are filled with an endless list of chemicals. Which, we all now know, can have adverse effects on your health. So, as you hold up the latest bottle of perfume you got for the holidays for the perfect Instagram post, perhaps you should reconsider.
Let’s return the gift (come on, you know you do most of the time) and shop for the better perfume alternative. Not because it’s important for you to be mindful of what you put on your body. But because your breath matters (now that you wear a mask most of the time you probably realize this).
Alcohol-free organic perfumes are the healthier breathable alternative.
Here are the 4 reasons why you should ditch the chemicals and buy an organic perfume instead:
#1 Organic Perfumes Are Cheaper Than the Designer Brands
The truth is, you’ll pay less for your organic essential oil perfumes.
When you don’t have celebrities marketing your brand and fancy designer labels, you’re more likely to pay for what’s in the bottle than what’s on the label.
Put your money where the plants are: organic, therapeutic high-grade oils, and absolutes. That’s the money.
#2 Organic Perfumes Are Non-Toxic For You and the Planet
With organic perfumes, you don’t have to deal with the stress of not knowing what you are putting on your body.
These perfumes are usually made from fewer ingredients and should all be listed on the product label. The major ingredients are essential oil, water, and a carrier like jojoba.
If you choose well there will be no artificial coloring or alcohol that is added.
#3 Organic Perfumes Are Cruelty-Free
If you are a vegan or care about our animals and the environment, you can rest assured knowing that most organic perfumes are not tested on animals.
Brands creating these perfumes are sustainable and ethical, which means you can buy their products without any guilt.
Look for certifications like the Leaping Bunny or Vegan Action.²
#4 Organic Perfumes Come in a Large Variety of Scent Options
One of the most significant reasons you should opt for organic or natural essential oil perfumes is the sheer variety that you get to choose from.
Some of the most popular scents include lavender, vetiver, sandalwood, rose, jasmine, orange, and so on. These scents react with the natural chemicals in your body to give off the most soothing and unique aromas.
With synthetic perfume, a dab will do. But with botanical perfume, you will need to “rewild your nose”.
Acclimating to botanical scents is like changing your diet. At first, you will miss your favorite junk food, but eventually, you will see you should have changed your ways a long time ago. From citruses to woodsy and exotics, herbals to florals — organic perfume offers a full range of scent profiles.
One Last Tip: Do Your Research on Organic Perfume
When you shop for organic perfumes, do the research to make sure that a perfume that claims to be organic is actually made with at least 95% organic ingredients.³
Remember — natural products have vibration, energy, and molecules that have healing properties. Don’t waste your neck and nose on anything less. Buy from trustworthy brands like ADORAtherapy, that offer true quality and honest transparency.
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