Natural products containing no additives or chemicals can easily be integrated into our beauty routine. Women use an average of 12 personal care products per day, containing around 168 ingredients and 515 chemicals. Men use an average of 6 products with 85 ingredients.
According to the Environmental Working Group, the average bottle of women’s synthetic perfume or men’s cologne contains 14 chemicals not listed on its label, most of which are toxins and carcinogens that can lead to hormone disruption, allergic reactions, neurotoxicity and inflammation. Some even contain chemicals known to cause to cancer, such as limonene, methylene chloride, benzyl acetate and even formaldehyde.
The most concerning part about the personal use of these toxic fragrances is not just their effect on your own health, but their effect on the health of those around you. The carcinogenic and toxic effect of wearing perfume is much like second hand smoke; those who are breathing within 4 feet of you are suffering the same health consequences.
Using essential oils in your beauty products and as a natural perfume is a fantastic solution. Natural products are nontoxic, come straight from nature, and even have health-supporting benefits. When you wear them, you’re not only healing your mind, body and spirit, but you’re uplifting the physical and emotional health of those around you.
Our Over the Moon essential oil blend is a wonderful natural product and perfume for women, with its light and uplifting scent and mood enhancing ingredients. The joy is infectious. Here’s why:
Geranium– Geranium oil not only stabilizes an imbalanced nervous system, but also supports the body in returning to baseline and in coming out of a stress-induced state. It has the ability to uplift and clear the mind of stressors, and allows the adrenal glands a chance to breathe.
Sandalwood– Sandalwood oil is known as the “grounding” oil. It has traditionally and anciently been used as a meditative oil to help individuals relax, let go of tension and expectation, and accept the present moment with gratitude and joy.
The other oils used are anti-depressive and deeply grounding while both stabilizing and energizing; a perfect nature based alternative to toxic perfumes.
Now, go bring real plant based scents into the world and you will lift not only your spirits, but those people around you as well.
The Well Scent Team