It’s difficult to believe but the average scent product can contain hundreds of unique chemicals – up to 300 at a time, in fact. What’s worse, you won’t even find half of them listed on the label. Unfortunately, fragrance formulas are protected from disclosure because they’re considered trade secrets.
Think about the last time you got a headache because you were around someone who was wearing a really strong perfume. That fragrance was so intense because it was packed with chemicals, not because you have a sensitive nose.
In some instances, certain fragrance products and perfumes can contain more chemicals than cigarette smoke – wrap your head around the impact of that for a minute.
The reality is, we can’t completely protect ourselves from the many toxins and chemicals present in day-to-day products. However, by making smarter choices about the products we use, we can reduce our exposure.
We all love to smell good but if your favourite perfume has the words fragrance, linalool, parfum or limonene on the label, you can be sure it’s no good for you.
Not yet convinced? Here’s why you should consider making the switch to a natural perfume this year.
Why You Should Quit Synthetic Perfumes in 2021
There are too many undisclosed chemicals. It’s much easier to understand what you are putting into your body when shopping for food but when it comes to fragrances, the labels aren’t as clear. There is honestly no real way to know exactly what you’re spraying onto your skin every day; let alone the effects it has on your physical and emotional health.
Not all ingredients are tested. You won’t quite believe how many of the ingredients in popular fragrances haven’t been tested for safety. This is because the industry is mostly unregulated. This goes beyond just fragrances though. Many of your day-to-day self-care products haven’t been thoroughly tested either.
Chemicals affect your hormones. A study conducted by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics showed that the average fragrance contains at least four ingredients that have a negative effect on your hormones. Long-term use of these chemicals has knock-on effects that include depression, anxiety and acne.
It’s harming the environment. If you care about the environment and want to do your part to keep water, soil and the air clean, stop using synthetic perfumes. These fragrances can even affect wildlife by accumulating in their fatty tissue, which also ends up affecting their food chains.
- There are alternatives available. Too many people don’t move away from synthetic perfumes because they aren’t aware of alternatives. Yes, natural perfumes don’t always last as long, but you can reapply them throughout the day and not have to worry about the harmful side effects.
Make the Switch to Natural
There has never been a better time to switch to a natural perfume, especially if you have health concerns, are trying to get pregnant or are struggling emotionally.
Flaurae has created a range of delicate natural perfumes that only contain all-natural ingredients that have a positive effect on your body, mind and emotions. Each scent is free from toxins and won’t leave a sticky residue either.
For the Citrus Lovers
Flaurae's Wisdom Roll-On Perfume is made with an invigorating combination of sweet orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and cardamom essential oils, adding a touch of tranquility to your day.
For the Floral Lovers
If you prefer a delicate floral scent, Flaurae's Uplift Roll-On Perfume is a better choice. Made with a wispy combination of lavender, rosewood, bergamot and ylang-ylang, this perfume will boost your mood and calm your nerves.
Experience the positive benefits of switching to a natural perfume. It’s never too late.