A few months ago, I removed all my 'over the counter' perfumes and completely switched over Essential Oils Blends.
I started to wear them without much thinking until I realized that probably they're better for my health as much as they are for the planet we live on.
We can't deny that colognes make you feel more confident. It can work like pheromones, increasing your attractiveness to others. However, according to Health Direct, about one-third of the population reported health problems when exposed to fragranced products. Those problems can include asthma, hay fever, headache, migraine, dizziness, breathing difficulties, and more.
I know, you're probably thinking how this is different than using essential oil rollers, right?
From my perspective, I can't stop sharing with people how better it feels to wear natural oils instead of the high amounts of ethanol. Alcohol has been found on colognes, which humans should not consume. I have always believed that if you can't eat it, you shouldn't use it on your body.
The truth is that the main difference lies in the concentration of essential oils in the fragrance's water and alcohol base. Perfumes contain a higher concentration of oils, typically around 20 to 30 per cent. In comparison, the oil concentration in cologne is approximately 2 to 4 per cent, Tynan Sinks from New York Times explains.
On the other hand, while regular use of perfumes generally doesn't produce an adverse environmental impact, the manufacture of perfumes, their raw materials, and any accidental or purposeful discharges to air, water or soil, can lead to adverse ecological effects.
Another research published in the journal "Science" finds that using scented products (including perfumes, hair sprays, air fresheners, paints and others) emit the same amount of chemical vapours as petroleum emissions from cars. Even though 15 times more petroleum burns as fuel.
Conscious Life & Style says that ideally, an eco-friendly perfume brand will be transparent about its ingredients. Will focus on low to zero waste packaging and ethical manufacturing".
Essential oils are a healthier, more sustainable way to reflect your mood and lift your spirit. Get that signature aroma you want to wear and even have an extra shot of antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties, which essential oils are well-known for.
So as you already know, I've opted for essential oil blends. Springfields Essential Oils smell delicious and have the added benefit of lifting your mood or easing any anxious thoughts.
You can access them here.