Choosing the products we use on our bodies each day, whether it be perfumes, oils or personal care products, is very much an individual choice. Once you have found a product that works for you, moving on to something new can be hard. But have you considered what is really in the products you're using on your skin?
While conventional perfumes and skincare may smell beautiful, the reality can be far from it. These products can contain chemicals like phthalates, petrochemicals, and parabens that can irritate the skin and even contribute to health problems.
Fortunately, natural perfumes and natural skincare options provide a welcome alternative to their chemical-laden counterparts. Crafted from pure ingredients, they smell incredible and harness the power of potent botanicals and naturally derived oils.
Still not convinced? Here are five reasons you should make the switch to natural products:
- No sneaky ingredients
While beauty products labels are required to share all ingredients used in a product, the beauty industry operates a little differently. In fact, product labels are free to use words like ‘fragrance’ and ‘parfum’ to mask dozens of ingredients; many being harmful chemicals. Due to this loophole, it is almost impossible to know what you are really dabbing or spraying on your skin when you choose a synthetic fragrance or personal care product.
On the flip side, most truly natural products (including our entire Kynd Scent range) clearly and honestly disclose each ingredient that goes into the making of your natural product. No vague labeling here!
- Something just for you
While synthetic fragrances intentionally mask the scent of the skin (in order to produce a consistent smell on each wearer) products made from natural ingredients and essential oils interacts with your body’s chemistry. This means a natural perfume or naturally scented product can smell different to and on each person who wears it, providing a scent as unique as the individual who wears it.
- Natural products have therapeutic & healing benefits
Natural perfumes are so much more than just a pretty scent. Derived from botanical sources like leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, saps and fruit, the essential oils used in natural perfumes offer an array of physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
Likewise, face and body oils made from pure ingredients work beautifully to provide incredible protection for the skin and as well as vast healing benefits.
- Kinder to the animals
Natural products tend to be created with a greater respect for the environment, which includes the furry friends we share this earth with. Rest assured that Kynd Scents (and many other natural products) are NEVER tested on animals. Conversely, ingredients like phthalates and parabens found in conventional perfumes are known to be tested on animals. Many global fragrance brands additionally use animal by-products in their blends - not so sweet after all!
- You are supporting farmers, families & communities
One of the less-discussed aspects of natural products, but easily our very favourite thing, is the connection to the growers that nurture and harvest the raw botanicals used to create these powerful plant ingredients. Many farming businesses have been passed down through generations and there is a deep respect and reverence for the art of farming and the earth. These farms are also becoming very progressive, implementing sustainable practices that conserve water and protect soil from degradation, as well as supporting rural communities by providing jobs and financial aid to local causes.
When you use a natural product, you are supporting the very people who genuinely care about producing premium ingredients, and at the same time acknowledging the lengthy process that happens between seed to scent.
There you have it – five good reasons to make the switch to natural self-care products TODAY!! Wondering what to change first? Explore our range of natural perfumes and skincare for inspiration.