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?!