The problem with today’s perfumes is that while they may smell beautiful, they often contain harsh chemicals and carcinogens that are absorbed into the body. Who knew Mother Nature had her own options? The followng five perfume options are unlike any other store-bought fragrance you’ve used in the past — they are 100 percent natural, pure, and free of health-compromising toxins. Enjoy their variety and the pleasant reaction of people around you!
1. Marjoram Fragrance
This natural fragrance I discovered by accident. I was removing marjoram leaves from their stems for a recipe and the leaves’ oils remained on my hands throughout the day. Every once in awhile I would get a whiff and was impressed by the mature aroma. It was a faint touch, but it left a deep impression on my senses. I often wish I could bottle its oils and apply it on the reg. For now, rubbing the leaves into my wrists, behind my ears and on my neck shall do! This scent is also apt for men as well. Marjoram is also known to help relieve several emotional and mental ailments, such as stress, insomnia and headaches.
2. Rose Water Fragrance
Rose water is a sweet and light way to smell great without much effort. It makes for a great facial toner post-cleansing and the scent sticks with you throughout the day. Splash rose water onto your face and body and give off an alluring scent without trying too hard.
3. Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Fragrance
Unlike some types of coconut oil, the extra-virgin variety carries the strongest coconut scent reminiscent of summer most prominently. Moisturize with coconut oil after showering and the scent will act as a full-body perfume. You can also use it as a lip balm, or rub it on your wrists and behind your ears for a quick fix.
4. Lavender Oil Fragrance
Lavender is a scent that most of us love for its flowery, sweet pine bouquet. It is one of the most commonly used oil used for aromatherapy purposes, which is testament to how well-received it is among most people. Apply a few drops on your wrists, behind your ears and on your neck, and rest assured that the outside world will be pleased by your presence. The aroma of lavender oil can also help you relax, fall asleep and remedy respiratory disorders.
5. Mint Fragrance
As the top toothpaste flavor, it’s no wonder mint brings thoughts of refreshment. Mint not only cleanses your tongue’s palette but can also cleanse your body odor as well as the senses of those around you with its light, but vibrant pull. Rub a few leaves on your wrists, behind your ears and on your neck to release their fragrant oils.
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