I remember my first bottle of perfume as if it was yesterday. I was a young girl and my mother bought me a beautiful blue bottle of perfume. Blue Grass was the name. It made me feel all grown up!
Unfortunately, perfume today isn’t the same as it was. When regulations on products started, the perfumers were acquitted of having to list all the ingredients on the label; they claimed that it would give away their recipes. They were allowed to only list ‘fragrance’. That could be anything. In the beginning al was fine as the ‘fragrance’ was a mixture of plant oils. In our day and age however, ‘fragrance’ is a dangerous, uncontrolled cocktail of chemicals, many of them dangerous to your health.
Your skin is your biggest organ. Your skin will absorb whatever is next to it. You can test this for yourself. Take a clove of garlic and cut it in half. Use the cut side and rub it around on the sole of your foot. Within about 20 minutes, you will taste garlic in your mouth.
So what is really in perfume? More than 95% of the so called ‘fragrance’ consist of petrochemicals such as benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins. Suddenly it doesn’t sound that nice anymore does it? Many of these ingredients have an adverse effect on hormone production, and they are often carcinogenic as well. And then we wonder why sickness and disease are increasing at such a staggering rate.
Fortunately, we have an alternative. Actually, we have many! But today, I want to focus on WHISPER.
doTerra Whisper Blend for Women is a complex and diverse blend of essential oils, offering a distinct scent that differs from person to person. If I apply it on my body, it smells warm, woody and spicy. On my sister in law, it smells sweet and floral. Just like other perfumes, it reacts with your body to create your unique fragrance. And this time we are referring to a natural fragrance without any side effects.
Whisper is a blend of the most precious flowers in the industry. Jasmin, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Cocoa comes together perfectly to create a harmonious scent that the most expensive perfume cannot match.
You are probably wondering how long such a small bottle will last you. Well, depending on viscosity, essential oils are between 20 and 30 drops per milliliter. Let’s take the worst case scenario. If there are only 20 drops in a milliliter, you have 100 drops in that little bottle. That is enough for 100 days. That’s right! You only need one drop. Place one drop on your wrist, quickly rub the other wrist against it, and press both wrists against your neck. That is it. One drop for the entire day. You might not smell it after the first hour, but those around you will smell it. And it smells divine!
Here are a list of articles you can read on this topic. Trust me, it’s worth your time. Read them. If you want to make a better choice in perfume, let me know! I will help you.
- Five ‘Must-Knows’ on the Dangers of Synthetic Fragrance
- Ultimate Guide: The dangers of Fragrance + Perfume
- The Truth About Fragrance Safety That Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know
- Why smelling good could come with a cost to health
- How to Know If Your Perfume Is Poisoning You
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