Healthy Scents: 3 Reasons You Should Opt For Essential Oils Over Conventional Fragrance Oils

3 Reasons You Should Opt For Plant Based Essential Oils Over Conventional Fragrance Oils

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to smell good, but at what price? You wouldn’t be willing to risk your health just to smell good would you? And yet, this is what you do every time you spray on your mainstream perfume that may smell delectable, but hides an array of nasty synthetic chemicals.

It can be quite disheartening, but by being aware of the dangerous chemicals in your conventional perfumes, you can make the first step towards protecting your health by switching to a natural alternative that will still leave you smelling delicious, but without the health risks.

In this article we’ll discuss three of the worst ingredients lurking behind those pretty perfume bottles, as well as help you to make the switch to a cleaner alternative.

Parabens Interfere With The Hormonal System

These are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics today and they should come with their own health label!

Parabens have been shown to interfere with the hormonal system, which can cause anything from mood swings to infertility. They may also be linked to cancer and we don’t think any perfume is worth the risk!

Phthalates Can Cause Reproductive Issues

Pronounced tha-lates, these are a group of synthetic chemicals used to make plastics more pliable, but have managed to find their way into any cosmetic product that contains fragrance for their role as a solvent.

Phthalates have been linked to liver and kidney damage and may even affect the reproductive system and cause potential issues such as birth defects. Remember, 60% of everything you apply to your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream and if you’re pregnant, these products then also put your fetus at risk.

Propylene Glycol Causes Inflammation In The Skin

This synthetic liquid alcohol is used to preserve the scent in products that contain artificial fragrance, but what you may not know is that it started out as an addition to antifreeze!

While not much research has been done on propylene glycol, it has been shown to cause inflammation in the skin and may aggravate skin conditions such as eczema. We are firm believers of avoiding an ingredient if you are unsure of its potential effects on your skin and on your health.

A Clean, Plant Based Alternative

Our perfumes, here at Nezza Naturals, are 100% plant based and created with pure essential oils. Each blend has its own unique therapeutic benefits for mind, body and emotions. So not only will you smell wonderful, you won’t be putting your health at risk and you’ll feel good too!

View our complete range of plant based perfumes here.

We hope we have helped to make you aware of the dangerous chemicals brimming in seemingly innocent products.

No product is worth putting your health at risk and the good news is that there is always a healthier alternative!

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