Essential Oils in Natural Skincare
Natural Skincare, if going to have a fragrance put in, must have nothing but a natural fragrance going in there too. That's why we use essential oils when making our body butter, hand cream, cream deodorant etc. I just love the smell of any essential oil because it is so closely representational of the actual plant that it's coming from. For example, lavender essential oil smells like the lavender plant. Or thyme essential oil smells exactly like the thyme plant it is coming from.
While synthetic fragrances are derived from chemicals. They are made up artificially and have a strong but unnatural smell coming from them. I can immediately discern a synthetic fragrance, I can spot it a mile off. And these artificial smells always repel me.
Merely smelling some of these artificial creams or perfumes can cause major headaches for the particularly sensitive person or cause them to sneeze or have an itchy nose and runny eyes - they show signs of a total allergic reaction to these synthetic fragrances, causing them to have a sinus or an asthma attack.
What Essential Oils Do We Have In Our Natural Skincare
But let us go back to essential oils in our skincare and list at least some of them.
In general, our body butter, hand cream and lip balm are scented with lavender, ylang ylang, lemon, lemongrass, sweet orange, cedarwood, bergamot, peppermint, fennel, grapefruit, patchouli, and palma rosa. The face creams also have these fragrances as do the natural handmade soap and luxury shampoo bars. Tea tree in the shampoo bar deserves a mention as does eucalyptus, rosemary, clove, and cinnamon also in our soap and shampoo range.
I'm quite sure that when you use our products, you will not get a headache, nor will you start sneezing or have an asthma attack. But still and all, you need to be well informed about your own reaction to the 26 known allergens naturally present in the essential oil. Anyone who suffers from sensitive skin will be well aware of what to look for on the label and with stringent labeling laws in Europe, we all have them listed.