The Best Natural Perfumes
When I worked in magazines, my collection of perfumes was so large that I actually had a bottle of Paris Hilton’s scent in my loo for use as toilet spray. When I was diagnosed with cancer and had to ditch all toxins from my lifestyle, I was heart broken as I gave away them all away. Back then, I couldn’t leave the house without a spritz of something. These days, I can’t stand the smell of them.
Conventional perfumes just smell so … toxic. And that’s because they are! They’re made up of synthetic chemicals, fixatives and solvents. When we wear them, not only are we inhaling this chemical cocktail, but it’s also being absorbed into our blood stream via our skin. Hardly the glamorous luxury product its made out to be.
Luckily, Mother Nature does a pretty sweet job at providing us with gorgeous, natural scents that are actually good for us to wear. Plus, they smell way better.
Here are my top 4 natural perfumes:
1. INDAH Perfume Balm
I’m in love with INDAH’s Dewi Perfume balm. It’s made from coconut oil and pure essential oils, and it smells divine.
This is what it has in it: Coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, frangipani absolute. Pure essential oil of jasmine, ylang-ylang, patchouli, vetiver, neroli.
2. Aura-Soma Pegasus
The Aura-Soma Pegasus range of perfume is created using only natural and organic essential oils extracted from plants and flowers. The alcohol, which is used as the fragrance carrier, is certified Organic by the Soil Association and fermented from pure organic grain. These perfumes are guaranteed to be free of petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and preservatives, plus the ingredients are organic which means they are free of pesticides.
My favourite is Parfum 30 – bergamot, olibanum, oudh, jasmine, patchouli, cedarwood, amber, vanilla, saffron, vetiver, musk.
3. Living Libations Petal Perfumes and Forest Colognes
Nadine Artemis is a genius when it comes to whipping up the most amazing blends of essential oils and flower essences. She’s in a league of her own.
Being a Canadian company, this is a great site for my Canadian and US friends as you don’t have to front the shipping costs we have to pay here in Australia.
It’s nothing fancy, but I’ve used this super simple method of creating a beautiful scent.
1. Select your favourite essential oils – or create a blend out of the ones you love most (my favourites are patchouli, vanilla and jasmine)
2. Combine a couple of drop of essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut, sweet almond, or jojoba.
3. Add to a small dark class bottle and dab on as needed.
Check out this website for a range of different perfume making methods. Just a heads up though, these methods contain alcohol.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic of perfume. Do you still use conventional stuff? Or do you have a favourite all-natural one? Share in the comments below!
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