Green Beauty Tip #5: Choose products that are fragrance-free, or those which use only pure essential oils.
Essential oils are powerful natural substances best known for their aromatherapeutic effects. But, essential oils also provide multiple therapeutic benefits to skin (see my recent blog on lavender oil), and can even contribute to preservation in cosmetic formulations. Synthetic fragrances, on the other hand, typically contain hundreds of man-made chemicals which provide no function other than fragrance.
Have you ever noticed how much longer synthetic fragrances linger in the air and on the skin compared to natural essences? Many people are also sensitive, or even allergic, to synthetic fragrances. So, why not breathe in only those aromas which feed your well-being?