The Benefits of Using a Natural Perfume and Why You Should Use Them.

I’ve never felt fully dressed without perfume. It’s the most intense form of our memory, says Jean Paul Guerlain. Most certainly, we recall the smells of people, especially when it’s appealing.

It’s a satisfaction we all love to appease. Spraying aromas of fresh flowers, citrus fruits or piney woods all over the skin for the pleasure of yourself or others is for most of us, a habit.

But if such a ritual was more than just beneficial to the senses, would you drop your name brand, synthetically created scent? After realizing that 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream, I decided it was essential to stop using these chemically filled fragrances. Because lets face it, they harm us and the environment, and that’s not kosher.

Some of the main preservatives like parabens and phthalates used in synthetics can interfere with the production of hormones, damage your liver and or kidneys and potentially cause birth defects. They could also trigger allergic reactions like migraines, asthma attacks and nausea. Who wants that!?

So what’s the hoorah? Not all smells can be extracted from nature, thus giving synthetic fragrances their wide variety of products. You cannot always replicate the most divine smell you’ve picked up in Nordstrom’s. But natural perfumes, which are made from plant extracts and botanical ingredients like flowers, fruit, seeds, bark and resins are not only capable of producing amazing smells , but they carry these beneficial aromatherapy properties.

For example, several essential oils and herbs address emotional stressors, uplift moods and calm the mind like jasmine and lavender. They even have health benefits to the skin like healing your blemishes, scars and dark spots.

These reasons are exactly why we’ve infused organic grape alcohol with several beneficial herbs to not only make you smell good, but benefit your senses. Let’s get on the natural perfume train that’s by nature a benefit to you and the earth. Shall we?!

 

Love,

Kelly

xx

Why We Love The Moringa Tree

MIRACLE TREE

It’s no doubt one of our favorites--not just because its rich in antioxidants and vitamins, but thanks to our own gypsy “mamma” we get to source our moringa leaves and soon to be oil from her backyard in Florida. Mamma is in quotes because she’s really only one of our biological mothers, yet I still consider her my other mother by choice.

Our mamma is a part of creating the moringa powder--from picking the leaves, to drying and blending into a fine powder we eventually lather all over our face.

The deep rich green and nutty smelling moringa leaves originally come from the multi-purpose tree of life that is native to parts of Africa and Asia. We feel so lucky to have these edible leaves containing all the essential amino acids needed by the body in our neighboring backyard. These tiny leaves reap enormous benefits simply by having:

  • 7 times the vitamin C of Oranges
  • 4 times the Vitamin A of Carrots
  • 4 times the Calcium of Milk
  • 3 times the Potassium of Bananas
  • 4 times the Protein in Eggs
  • 25 times the Iron in Spinach

We not only eat these leaves (in smoothies, salads, tea, etc.), but add them to our Crystal Ball Clay Cleanser because topically, they naturally do the following:

  • Vitamin A minimizes the appearance of fine lines
  • Vitamin C minimizes the appearance of wrinkles
  • Vitamin E softens and smooth’s skin
  • Coagulant agent allows it to attach itself to hazardous bacteria--detoxifying and cleansing

And those are just the leaves! The luxuriously rare, clear and odorless oil, harvested from the seeds, is also both beneficial internally and externally. Its low levels of production do not make it conductive for every day use as a dietary supplement, but we add it to our Dream Catcher Face Lotion because of it’s skin rejuvenating properties. It delivers vital nutrients, reduces wrinkles and combats face blemishes.

Are you able to see through those rose colored glasses we use to describe this tree? Good thing we can take them off and those benefits will remain the same. I hope you get the gist of why we’re in love with this tree. We encourage all of you reading this to purchase a tree for your own backyard because it grows almost as fast as a bamboo plant, yes, it’s rapid. And we want you to be blessed just like we are.

 

Lots of love,

Queen Gypsies