• Irena Gerakios

Using Essential Oils to replace Synthetic Fragrance

Updated: Dec 3, 2017

This is something i'm REALLY passionate about.

One of my main intentions is to create awareness around the harm of using toxic chemicals in our personal care items.

The EWG reported that women use up to 100 toxic chemicals in their skincare, haircare and personal care products everyday. Toxic chemicals which have been linked to a variety of health concerns such as allergies, cancer, birth defects and also known carcinogens and hormone disruptors.

Synthetic fragrance is one of the KEY culprits and it's something we are conditioned to absolutely LATHER ourselves in as young teenagers flipping through the pages of Girlfriend and Dolly magazines.

Let's take a look at the history of fragrance perfume - traced back to Egypt, Greece and Rome the origin of perfume began by the use of plant extracts aka essential oils. Now, essential oils were not distilled then as they are now but the process was very similar.

Plants such as Lavender, Rosemary and Frankincense were used to create beautiful aroma that was known to not only smell amazing but also balance ones emotions.

It wasn't until the French created a real industry for Fragrance that these natural plant liquids were commercialised and filled with a variety of chemicals and synthetic fillers known as synthetic fragrance.

Some of you are unable to wear synthetic fragrances because they cause allergies and headaches, doesn't that say enough?

So ladies (and men) are you ready to make the swap?

I'd like to share with you what I choose to wear on my skin as PUREfume natural plant liquid that smell delicious, have physical AND emotional benefits! Talk about winning.

Here are my favourites:

Clary Calm // women's monthly blend of Clary Sage Flower, Lavender Flower, Bergamot Peel, Roman Chamomile Flower, Ylang Ylang Flower, Cedarwood Wood, Geranium Plant, Fennel Seed, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa Herb, and Vitex Leaf/Berry essential oils. As the women's monthly blend I believe this is a must for EVERY women EVERY day, not just that time of the month. Apply Clary Calm to the inside of your wrists and lower abdomen to benefit from the physical and emotional properties of this blend whilst smelling like a flower Queen all day.

In Tune // focus blend Amyris Bark, Patchouli Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Lime Peel, Ylang Ylang Flower, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Roman Chamomile Flower essential oils. The perfect option to wear daily for work or study to enhance concentration and focus while you smell like an absolute goddess. Apply along the back of the neck and spine for overall benefits.

Salubelle // beauty blend of the most luxurious Frankincense Resin, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender Flower, Myrrh Gum Resin, Helichrysum Flower, and Rose Flower essential oils. This one is on the expensive side and I like to refer to it as the Chanel No.5 of essential oils. A strong and intense aroma this blend can be applied not only to beautify the skin, as the name implies but also for it's incredible aroma. I wear on my pulse points as I would with perfume.

Whisper // women's blend of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Patchouli Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon Bark, Vetiver Root, Labdanum Leaf/Stem, Cocoa Seed, Ylang Ylang Flower. I like to call this one hippie in a bottle - patchouli, sandalwood and ylang ylang. Need I say more? This one smells different on everyone, the essential oils blend with an individuals scent to create a beautiful and unique aroma. Definitely musky and sexy. Also some of the oils in this blend are known to enhance the senses. Perfect for date night ;)

Some of other favourites are Passion inspiring blend, Balance grounding blend and Cheer joyful blend. You can wear any of your essential oils as your PUREfume. Choose whichever you are most attracted to and enjoy!

To purchase your own essential oils and join our community The Green Oil Tribe find out more here or contact me.

*Please note my blog posts are personal opinions only, I am not a healthcare professional and these posts do not intend to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition. Always refer to your healthcare professional when seeking medical advice.

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