The Strong Case for Natural Perfumes

Did you know that most perfumes contain toxic chemicals, animal ingredients, and are tested on animals? I was shocked when I learned this. I wanted to create healthy and cruelty-free alternatives for people like me. That’s why our perfumes are made only with pure plant oils.

Most perfumes contain toxic chemicals such as parabens, ethanol, and even formaldehyde. The Environmental Working Group reports, “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety.”

You may already be aware that many cosmetics are still tested on animals, even though humane alternatives exist. China requires perfumes and all cosmetics to be animal tested. Many major beauty companies test on animals to be able to sell products in China.

Here are some popular perfume companies that test on animals:
• Chanel
• Gucci
• Marc Jacobs Fragrances
• Versace
• Dior
• Dolce & Gabana
• Lancome (L’Oreal)

In perfumes, animal ingredients do not need to be labeled. Perfume manufacturers are allowed to include animal ingredients under “fragrances.”

Animal ingredients that are often used in perfumes are:
• Ambergris (from the sperm whale’s digestive secretions)
• Castoreum (from the castor sacs of beavers)
• Civet (excretions from the African cat-like animal)
• Hyraceum (feces and urine from the hyrax, a rabbit-like mammal)
• Kasturi (secretions from a male deer’s gland)
• Lanolin (sheep’s wool fat)
• Musk (from the glands of the male musk deer)

This is probably enough to make you rethink buying conventional perfume.

What do you think? Are you surprised that most perfumes contains toxins and are tested on animals?

 

 

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A Message from the Elves!

A message from elves

On occasion, I will be posting messages I receive from the magickal creatures that they would like to share with humanity. Today’s message is from the Elves. I asked them to share a message that is relevant for humanity right now. They want us to know that all societies across the universe that are spiritually advanced are also advanced in science, technology and medicine.

Having these advances serves as a platform for people to live their highest purpose and seek high spiritual knowledge. They do not want us to fear these things. They want us to shift any energies we are using to resist these advances towards intentions that they serve the greater good. Do not halt progress with your fear. That is stopping the progression of humankind. So instead use your prayer, meditation, thoughts, and actions to align them with the best outcome for humanity. Move from resistance to shifting and elevating!

They also want us to know that many of the ways we use technology and science today are not sustainable. We need to shift away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. We need to shift the motivations for creating advances in science and medicine away from greed and into service. Humans should direct our energies for technology, science and medicine from the heart chakra. I hope you enjoyed this message from the elves. I encourage you to meditate on it and see what comes up for you personally. How can you help humanity have a more balanced and positive relationship with science, technology and medicine?

In love and light, Dawn

About Elves

Introduction

The family unit is very important to elves. They also have a strong sense of community. They regularly participate in community celebrations and gatherings. Elves are very intellectual. However, they balance their intellect with their emotions and spirit. Elves seek the truth in both faith and science.

What they can teach us

Elves want humans to reconnect with community. In our cities, we have lost touch with what it means to be a part of a thriving community that is connected and shares responsibility for helping each other. Maintain a clean and orderly home and you may sense their presence. Elves also encourage us to connect more with animals. They invite us to watch their patterns, honor their wishes, and understand what they are trying to tell us. Elves want us to use the natural resources like wind and solar power. They want us to leverage the natural properties that Mother Gaia provides us in ways that do not cause destruction.

Elf Mantra

“I protect those I love with grace and strength.”
The elf oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with elves when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the elves and how we can embody their qualities.