Today people are more eco-friendly and green than ever, especially in the world of perfume and cosmetics. People want to care for the earth, for their health, and are more conscious about sustainable sourcing and environmentally friendly packaging.
What Are Sustainable Perfumes?
While the term sustainable has changing meanings, when it refers to perfumes, people generally consider how the production and packaging of a fragrance impact the environment.
Some people take into account farming methods, over-farming, the chemicals included or used on the plants, and excess or non-biodegradable waste. Others look for sustainable production, cruelty-free products and environmentally friendly chemicals and recycled packaging.
Why Should You Make the Switch?
Changing to eco-friendly perfume has many benefits.
1. Healthier Skin
Natural fragrances that are free of chemicals and use environmentally friendly substances are better for your health and skin. Many mainstream perfumes contain a plethora of synthetic materials and chemicals that can irritate your skin. These include petro-chemicals. Using a sustainable perfume can keep toxic substances away from you
2. Less Health Risks
Some compounds in traditional perfumes can trigger asthma attacks, migraines, or allergies in some people. Your health is less at risk when you know that the ingredients are natural and you know where they come from. Many are produced from organically grown plants and flowers.
3. Happier Planet
Sustainable perfumes focus on impacting the environment less during the production phase, including limiting CO2 emissions. Some businesses focus on environmentally friendly packaging that can be recycled or that is biodegradable.
There are even companies that have refill stations for you to purchase more of your favorite scent without using a new bottle.
The beauty and cosmetics industry is one of the largest in the world and the impact it has on the environment is huge.
4. More Social Responsibility
Sustainable fragrances take social responsibility seriously. Some companies emphasize female empowerment while others focus on paying living wages and helping harvesters grow their skills and abilities.
Yet others support family-owned industries or help provide healthy work conditions. Another way companies show social responsibility is by working to create a diverse workforce, or by using profits to provide schools and potable water to communities in need.
Which Companies Produce Sustainable Perfumes?
Many large perfumeries are eco-conscious.
This French perfume brand is one of the leaders of sustainable perfumery. It sources its main ingredient, roses, from local farmers and also owns an ecological property to cultivate its flowers and roses. They work hard to create a healthy ecosystem there, where birds, dragonflies, bats, and birds can live.
Their eco-friendly perfumes are made with natural ingredients, without colorants, and have an ECOCERT certification.
Dior perfumes are also part of the sustainable perfume movement. It refuses to use certain ingredients, such as BHA, preservatives that release formaldehyde and it only uses sustainably sourced palm oils and other ingredients.
Where Can You Buy Sustainable Perfumes?
For a selection of stunning perfumes, including products from sustainable, eco-conscious perfume companies, take a look at our catalog.
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