Natural perfume is like true love…
Pretty darn difficult to find. And once you do, you never want to let it go!
I’d know because I’ve searched high and low for a natural perfume for years. I’ve tried countless samples from different companies, but never liked them enough to buy the full-sized product (often super expensive and not worth the cost in my eyes) or share them with you here on the blog.
Reminder: artificial fragrance is a chemical cocktail.
You’ve probably noticed the word “fragrance” in personal care and cleaning ingredient label lists. This term doesn’t represent one single ingredient but is a catchall for any number of mysterious chemicals used to scent a product. Companies are allowed to keep these chemicals concealed as proprietary “trade secrets,” using the umbrella term “fragrance” to represent them all. So since it’s a grab-bag of unnamed chemicals, fragrance is an especially troubling ingredient.
Fragrance can irritate the skin, causing contact dermatitis. It is also a potential endocrine disruptor (i.e. may interfere with your hormones, the very important chemical messengers that tell you body what to do and how), known to irritate allergies, and causes headaches, nausea and dizziness—I’m sure we’ve all had the unfortunate opportunity of being in an elevator or car with someone wearing far too much perfume or cologne and can attest to this!
Eventually, I resorted to making my own perfume. But since writing about making homemade essential oil perfumes, I’ve heard from a lot of non-DIYers looking for a natural perfume option to purchase… and so my hunt continued.
Lotus Wei’s natural flower essence scents are like no other.
I recently stumbled upon Lotus Wei, and thought I’d give them a shot. They’re actually not sold as “perfumes” but rather as products that harness the mood-enhancing power of flowers to improve health… and happen to smell really darn good while doing it. This really appealed to me since (as many of you know) I struggle with stress and anxiety quite a bit and am always looking for natural remedies to help calm my brain and body.
Lotus Wei uses “flower alchemy” to create their amazing products.
Flower alchemy is simply another way of receiving the nourishing properties of plants… you’re taking in pure flower essences, suspended in water— liquid energy that transforms your mood + your mind.
Lotus Wei’s anointing oils actually recently replaced their perfumes. They’re basically a very concentrated scent sold in a small roller bottle. A little goes a long way, and I was surprised at how long the scent stuck! Definitely not as long as chemical fragrances, but longer than my homemade essential oil perfumes. And they’re all so fresh and uplifting! (I’m literally sniffing my wrist right now as I type this with one hand…)
- Joy Juice Anointing Oil
- Radiant Energy Anointing Oil
- Inspired Action Anointing Oil
- Infinite Love Anointing Oil
- Inner Peace Anointing Oil
- Quiet Mind Anointing Oil
Joy Juice is without a doubt my favorite — so super vibrant — followed very closely Infinite Love and Radiant Energy. Click on each above to see which scents are used in each blend to and which may be your favorite!
The Aura Mists can also be used as natural perfumes, though the scent is less concentrated. I’ve enjoyed spritzing these on myself after getting out of the shower.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day…
I’m so so SO excited that Lotus Wei is offering Body Unburdened readers 15% off! Just use code “BunB15” (case sensitive) during checkout to save.
So in lieu of a toxic perfume scented with artificial fragrance, you can treat your sweetie (or yourself!) to one (or two!) of Lotus Wei’s Anointing Oils or Aura Mists.
The Infinite Love scent is an obviously fantastic choice for the holiday, as is Joy Juice. But you really can’t go wrong with any of the scents. And if you’re unsure or want to try them all, grab the Mini Mist Collection, which includes a miniature version of each!