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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About Unicorns

Introduction

Unicorns are among the most mysterious and profound of the magickal creatures. They are so pure and spiritually advanced, it can be difficult for humans to understand them. Unicorns have mastered the fabric of the universe. Unicorns exist in a web of psychic thoughts and connections. Humans can connect to the gods and the universe through unicorns. They are the great intermediaries, connecting and purifying. Unicorns exist in the ether, in higher dimensions and realms. This may be why people commonly refer to things as being “as rare as a unicorn.” Though they are real, they are difficult to grasp, always seeming just out of reach.

What they can teach us

Unicorns teach us about the interconnected nature of all things. They teach us about the power of our thoughts, because all thoughts are acted upon. Unicorns teach us about humility. If we humans approach the divine with humility and an empty cup, we can evolve beyond our current state, gaining wisdom and joy. Unicorns teach us to use our psychic powers to see beyond the obvious, to the inner workings of God and the universe.

Unicorn Mantra

“I am an empty vessel to receive divine wisdom.”

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