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 Fairies

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 Fairies. I asked them to share a message that is relevant for humanity right now.⁠

They truly do understand that we are living in difficult times. However, fairies are also living in these same conditions among us, and they are still able to remain joyful!⁠

Fairies truly embody the energy of joy! There is nothing that can take away a fairies’ joy. They have mastered the art of tapping into the heart flame that lives inside of all of us. ⁠

Joy is a state of being. It does not rely on anyone or anything else. It is completely within our control. Doesn’t that make you feel powerful? Because you are!⁠

In love and light,⁠
Dawn⁠

About Fairies

Introduction

Fairies are sweet, joyful, playful beings. Even as adults they keep their sense of childlike wonder. Fairies live in the woods, particularly in ancient groves. They build their homes at the tops of tall, ancient trees. Fairies live in a communal society where everything is shared. They do not understand the human concept of personal property, and therefore will sometimes take human objects they fancy. The highest honor a fairy can bestow on a human is to shower us with rose petals from above.

What they can teach us

Fairies want us to connect with the joy that comes from the beauty of the earth. They want us to revel in it! Fairies believe humans seek beauty in the wrong places. They encourage us to look past superficial beauty to the beauty within ourselves and in nature. Ancient trees are the wisdom keepers of this planet. When we cut down an ancient tree, we lose the record of that knowledge. And the fairies lose their habitat. 

Fairy Mantra

“I am joy! I laugh! I dance! I sing!”

The fairy oil comes with this mantra. Say the mantra aloud to connect with the fairy realm when using the oil. The mantra helps in understanding the essence of the fairies and how we can embody their qualities.