What Is Natural Perfumery?

Since the beginning of time, people have been finding new and innovative ways to use natural perfume. Especially when it comes to status and culture in the days of old. The art of natural perfumery has been a timeless art form and one that is still relevant today.

But what is natural perfumery? Why is it better for your health? And how does it impact your mood and emotions? We’re going to discuss all of these things today as we dive into the fragrant, euphoric, and enticing topic of natural fragrances.

So, what is natural perfumery? 

In its most literal definition, natural perfumery is the mastered art of blending fragrances and ingredients that are entirely natural in origin. In doing so, you create aesthetically pleasing natural fragrances that offer a full range of scents for products ranging from delicate, natural perfume to personal, cosmetics and household products.

When it is mentioned that a natural perfumers should be composed of natural ingredients, it means that alcohol is concerned as well since it can be a very large part of the final product : from 80 to 90% ! Perfumery alcohol is denatured to make it not drinkable; the denaturation is done by adding an agent that brings an w-awful bitterness to the alcohol. We usually find bitrex as the agent. It is important to acknowledge that denatured alcohol with such chemical is bad for health.

In the perfume industry we talk often about the unhealthy aspects of the synthetics use; barely alcohol. It is important to know that spraying over and over such chemical compounds onto the skin and/or hair is what makes it toxic to the body. We have to think about the nocive “cocktails” of chemicals used on the skin from the shower gel to the shampoo and the perfume. It is the product itself but foremost the build up that makes it toxic. Toxicity can show up as allergies to more serious results specially on pregnant women.

Why is it better for your health? 

One of the most significant ways that natural perfume is better for your health is when used in products that come in contact with your skin. Since your skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put onto it, you want to ensure that anything you’re using doesn’t have hidden and toxic chemicals. As a result, you’re preventing your body from being exposed to these harmful chemicals.

If you are prone to having sensitive skin, then using products made from natural fragrances provides you a truly sensorial experience. You’re able to wear luxury, high-quality perfumes without compromising on your ethics and jeopardizing your health. Even if allergens from natural sources must be mentioned on the packaging, it is rare to face skin or global allergies from linalool and other natural chemical molecules.

Many natural perfume artists ensure that their products are never tested on animals. So that you can trust they’re not only created organically but helping contribute to the safety of animals and the environment.

Natural perfumes vs. synthetic fragrances

When choosing between fragrances that are made using synthetics or natural essential oils, the choice is clear from the beginning.

Have you ever wondered why you use essential oils for specific ailments to increase your mood and relaxation? This is because these natural, organic fragrances have both emotional and physical healing properties found within them. Natural perfumery is built on the foundation of these essential oils, covering everything from calming, energy-enhancing to mood-lifting and relaxing effects.

Synthetic fragrances are made by combining harmful chemicals, even pesticides or toxins, that can leave your skin irritated while also damaging the environment. Perfumes crafted from these synthetics can also leave you with migraines, nausea, and even lung irritation.

When perfume makers mix two different perfumes, it can leave a highly unpleasant smell. Still, organic perfumes made from high-quality essential oils can be worn separately or even layered to create your unique aroma.
Whether you’re just starting with essential oils or you’ve been wearing them for years, understanding the art of natural perfumery provides an excellent way to discover your own unique scent.

Using essential oils to craft natural perfumes, you’re able to be a part of protecting the environment while ensuring your health for years to come.

Is natural perfumery composed with isolates? Usually this is the quality you can find in the natural perfumery industry but isolates require to extract such an insane volume of plants to get a low rendering! This is not sustainable at all!

If you are interested in learning to compose natural perfumes and pursue this unique heritage in the modern life, sign in in my course French Natural Perfumery certification program. Course session starts each first Monday of the month and you may read more and enroll here : https://www.francoise-rapp.com/what-is-natural-perfumery/

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