Avoid the Word “Fragrance” in Natural Skincare
“Fragrance” is a good word, except when it comes to skincare. Why? Because when you see it on a label, “fragrance” often includes synthetic chemicals which most of you want to avoid if you are looking for natural products.
According to the FDA, trade secrets don’t have to be revealed and “fragrance” falls into that category. Any number of questionable ingredients can hide behind that term. But that limits transparency for you and your delicate skin. If fragrance on the label is not clearly defined, you may be putting potentially harmful ingredients on your skin.
The truly natural way for your skincare to smell good is with plant-based ingredients and essential oils. These should be clearly listed on the product’s label without the word “fragrance”. Happy shopping!
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Don’t be fooled by the statement “all natural”
Many brands have been suspected of “greenwashing”. Since it’s becoming more important for many consumers to choose products that are healthy, brands have become clever in their marketing.
There is no official definition of “natural” skincare so be careful of these claims. Remember, the label reveals the true ingredients so always review the label. Ingredients are listed in descending order of concentration.
Upcycling creates less trash by reusing and transforming the containers and other things you already have. Brilliant! The examples below save you money and if your items are biodegradable at least they don’t end up floating in the ocean.
- use old fabric and towels as drop cloths or rags
- reuse paper in packages you receive for future packages you ship
- get a refill on liquid products
- repurpose skincare and cosmetic containers
Upcycling bottles, jars, paper tubesFirst try to get refills of your products so the original container lives on. Afterward remove the label from glass using rubbing alcohol, sterilize and use for countless things. The possibilities are endless.
- DIY skincare ingredients
- organize craft materials
- store tea or spices
- portable water spray
- a vase
- DIY bath oil blends
- row of vases
- travel size toiletries
- store sand from fave beach
Paperboard tubes (sanitize first)
- plant seeds
- use it as a little gift box
- battery candle holder