I happen to be one of those unfortunate souls for whom blossoming fruit trees and flowers in the meadows, while extremely pretty, also mean seasonal allergies. I’ve been absorbing some of the lovely sunshine that spring brings and pondering that, which in turn made me think of just how many people experience allergic reactions simply because we’re constantly exposed to various synthetic substances in laundry detergents, shampoos, perfumes and skincare.
Sometimes people see it as unusual that I choose to go fragrance free in most of my soap line. After all, I also make perfumes! It’s true that most of my soaps are completely unscented. There are two reasons why I don’t add fragrance: first being the obvious consideration for people with sensitive skin who want to eliminate the risk of a rash or an allergic reaction developing. I make soap with healing ingredients – those clays, teas, cocoa and shea butter are there to work their magic and restore your skin to its optimal health, and I don’t want anything to get in the way. The second http://laparkan.com/buy-tadalafil/ reason is less obvious: being a natural botanical perfumer, I notice scents a lot, and try to maintain a certain degree of purity when it comes to them. Since starting Ravenscourt Apothecary and my line of natural botanical fragrances, I’ve gotten a lot more aware of scents that surround me – e.g. washing my hands with synthetically fragranced liquid soap when I’m not at home will probably make me crinkle my nose these days – so I tend to go fragrance free when it comes to anything else I use on my body.
I see it as a good way to nurture and hone that awareness, and going fragrance free in everything other than perfume itself helps me develop it. Try it for yourself, and you’ll notice more nuances in natural scents that you come in contact with.
In the picture: one of my best-selling, skin-loving, fragrance free soaps, Avocado&Charcoal, soon to be back in stock and available for purchase!