Looking to incorporate perfume into your daily redhead beauty routine? Do you have sensitive redhead skin and afraid that you’ll react to a perfume or certain fragrance? If you answered yes to either one or both of these questions then you’ll want to make sure you grab a perfume that’s natural.
Why do you ask?
Most perfume scents are made from the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients.
According to the Environmental Working Group, “Makers of popular perfumes, colognes and body sprays market their scents with terms like “floral,” “exotic,” or “musky,” but they don’t disclose that many scents are actually a complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals – often petrochemicals.”
The EWG goes on to say, “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.”
“Natural perfume is likely also more sustainable, as new unnatural fillers and preservatives won’t need to be made in a lab for the perfume. Because most are made with essential oils and not synthetic products, there are aromatherapy benefits to using natural perfumes! You can even plan your perfumes around those benefits to give yourself a little boost depending on how you’re feeling each day,” says Berrigan.
What to look for in your perfume
“Make sure your perfume is free of parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals. It may not say so on the bottle, as the FDA doesn’t require it, which is crazy and similar to the natural wine world that they don’t have to put ingredients on the bottle,” Berrigan shares.
“Some ways around this include: if they do have ingredients, are all words you recognize and understand? If they don’t, my general assumption is that there is something you likely don’t want in the bottle. Second, just avoid all the big brands because none that I’m aware of are truly natural. Similar to how big brands all purchase their sunglasses from the same manufacturer, their perfumes are sourced from big white label perfume companies that are almost never concerned with natural ingredients of environmental impact. Third, if you are also conscious about the environment, consider the packaging and use of plastic in the bottles. I love all glass bottles with no plastic and some will even refill your bottles for you if you’re making your own!”
Here are some natural perfumes to incorporate into your redhead beauty routine this new year:
Contains notes of woody, syrupy, deeply sweet sandalwood, vetiver and high vibration white jasmine.
A delicious scent that oscillates between floral and gourmand, grounded by a touch of earthiness. Made with notes of Tahitian vanilla, orange blossom, and tonka bean.
A natural on-the-go essential oil perfume roller. This luxurious natural perfume oil is a rich and earthy aroma of woody cedar and decadent vanilla, balanced with fresh floral notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang.
This handcrafted perfume is made with pure vanilla, creamy tonka bean, and soft heliotrope blend for a seductive expression of nature.
Inspire and empower yourself with this deep citrus and warm spiced perfume made with notes of orange blossom, petitgrain, mimosa, cassis, clove buds and cocoa.
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