Some of the most common ingredients that you will find in inorganic beauty products is artificial fragrances. Everything from lip balms and shampoos to body washes and moisturizers contain artificial fragrances that are created using chemical synthesis.
Your lip gloss may smell like passion fruit and your body wash may smell like lavender, but if the fragrances are artificial then the smells were actually derived from coal or petroleum. Along with artificial fragrances, there are other chemicals like sulphates, phthalates, parabens, and more in inorganic beauty products. Making the switch to organic beauty products is a good choice for people who do not want to expose their skin to all of these unnatural chemicals and artificial ingredients.
The scent of organic beauty products comes from essential oils that are extracted directly from plants. Essential oils have a very distinctive aroma and are said to be the “essence” of the plant. Just a few of these lovely aromas include:
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) – Not only does this essential oil have a wonderful smell, it also has natural toning and moisture retention abilities.
Peppermint Leaf (Mentha arvensis) – This essential oil has an invigorating aroma that most people are familiar with. It also boast great antiseptic properties which fight fungi and bacteria.
Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) – This rich essential oil has a warm and spicy aroma that people love. The oil has properties that are great for skin care, dental care, and more.
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) – The essential oil of the well-known lavender plant is both healing and incredibly fragrant. The scent alone is said to have a soothing effect.
Pot Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) – Also known as Calendula, this essential oil boast a wonderful aroma and awesome healing properties. It works well to treat various skin irritations and it also has great antiseptic properties.
Bergamot Orange (Citrus bergamia Risso) – Derived from a citrus plant this oil has a lovely aroma. The scent of this oil is often used for aromatherapy purposes, and the oil has antiseptic and antidepressant properties.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) – The plant from which this oil is derived has a longstanding history as a medicinal herb. It is known for being a mood lifter, a muscle relaxer, and an antiseptic oil.