Smells are so very powerful to us, they can invoke memories that will transport us to the past or remind us of a special person in our life. The smells of an April shower, burning leaves in the fall, special scents waffling from the kitchen during the holidays, and my mom’s heart-to-heart Eau de perfume bear hugs.
The fragrances we choose to wear are extremely personal to each of us, often rotating based on seasons, work, activities, and events we're attending. Day after day have you thought about the perfumes you were wearing? Most of us choose by smells and scents. Little do we know that the perfume we spray on our skin is filled with toxins that should be avoided. They contain harmful and toxic ingredients and most perfume companies keep their ingredients a secret…..I wonder why? Maybe the carcinogenic chemicals, phthalates, and petroleum that can cause many startling health risks including, migraines, skin allergies, cancer, endocrine disruption, asthma, and birth defects.
As we become more select and particular about the natural, sustainable products we use or wear, perfume often gets overlooked. So we did some research and put together a list of non-toxic, sustainable perfumes with naturally occurring ingredients that smell amazing!
All formulas are hypoallergenic fragrances made by using clean, conscious ingredients, and they give back through their Step Up program! Safe for sensitive skin, vegan, cruelty-free, formulated above EU standards and tested in third-party labs.
Perfumes are composed of essential oils, absolutes, and concrete that are blended in organic, non-GMO grape and sugarcane alcohols using the same process used by perfumers hundreds of years ago - before synthetics took over the industry!
A uni-sex, nontoxic, & vegan perfume, DedCool sophisticated scents are made from high-quality natural ingredients. This line of perfume was created by a woman who had a passion for clean products and a healthy lifestyle.
Founded by the award-winning Michelle Pfeiffer! One of the first lines of luxury fragrances created with 100% ingredient transparency, Henry Rose is cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, contains no parabens, formaldehyde or phthalates, and is EWG Verified™ & Cradle to Cadle Certified™ (one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability standards.
The world’s most eco-friendly perfumery, certified by Eco-cert, fragrances made of purely raw, botanical ingredients, to blend the most spellbinding, delicious, and aromatic fragrances. Each blend is completely free of coloring agents, phthalates & synthetics. Transport yourself to an aromatically uplifted world.
Always keep in mind we can’t simply or straightforwardly know the exact ingredients in most perfume formulations. There is no FDA or governmental authority leading the charge of regulating or certifying perfumes as toxic or not. This means we have to be diligent and do the job as detectives ourselves. So don’t be drawn in by beautiful packaging, exotic aromas, and luxury brands, keep these few things in mind.
- Natural, nontoxic perfumes are not impossible to find and your body and health will thank you in the long run.
- Don’t buy any perfume that does not fully disclose all its ingredients.
- When ingredients are listed, and you’re not sure what they mean, look them up on EWG’s Skin Deep database.
- Look for a made safe seal.
- Look for products that only use natural, organic ingredients. They will probably be clearly stated on the packaging.
- Store fragrances in dark, cool places and avoid humidity.
- The term natural refers to “from nature”, or naturally occurring. “Non-toxic” means the item in question is not toxic or does not contain ingredients that could be toxic to humans. These two terms are NOT mutually exclusive.