Artificial vs. Natural Fragrances

Updated: 2 days ago

What Your Nose KNOWS...

When I first started making my sprays, many people said the smell was very “delicate” or “gentle”….some couldn’t smell them at all. I was shocked…they were quite strong to me. I started doing some research and thought I’d do a quick post to share information about the impact of artificial fragrances in our lives….our numbed sense of smell is only the tip of the iceberg! More seriously, these artificial fragrances greatly affect our health and wellbeing…

If you are like me, we work hard to read food labels and feed our families high quality and organic, but what about the non-food products our family uses daily? Perfumes, lotions, soap, hair products, washing detergent….these are just a few household items that are filled with artificial fragrances.

What’s wrong with artificial fragrances? Well, a lot.

Most personal care products are filled with artificial fragrances, mainly petroleum based chemicals, that are known toxic carcinogens. These chemicals absorb into our bloodstream directly through our skin or are inhaled. Exposure to artificial fragrance chemicals can cause headaches, eye/nose/throat irritation, forgetfulness, loss of coordination, nausea, neurotoxic issues and respiratory distress. And that’s not the worst…birth defects, cancer, asthma, and more…..artificial fragrances are TOXIC.

Manufacturers prefer to use these artificial fragrances because they are cheaper, stronger and last longer. Sadly, that’s what we as customers are asking for, right? Products that are strong and last long….and all for a rock-bottom, affordable price.

In this modern world, we may not be able to avoid artificial fragrances ALL the time, but we can make smarter choices to limit our exposure to them as much as possible.

Let’s stay mindful...

In case you were wondering…

The “smells” of ZEN+MAGIC vibe and energy sprays are created using only essential oils, which are basically plant extracts. Essential oils are extracted by pressing or steaming flowers, leaves, fruit or bark to capture the concentrated aroma compound. It takes many pounds of flowers or plants or fruits to produce a small bottle of essential oil. These oils are blended with distilled water and carrier liquids like witch hazel or spirits, depending on the spray.

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