Solid natural perfume vs traditional eau de parfum: What's the difference and which is better for you?
The choice between natural solid perfume and a traditional eau de parfum ultimately depends on your personal preferences and values. Here are some compelling reasons to make the switch:
NATURAL SOLID PERFUME
Natural Ingredients: Our natural solid perfumes are made from a blend of natural oils, vegan waxes, and essential oils. This means they don't contain synthetic chemicals, artificial preservatives, or alcohol, which can sometimes cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
Subtle Application: Our solid perfumes allow for a more controlled and subtle application. You can apply a small amount to specific pulse points, such as wrists, behind the ears, or on the neck, without overwhelming the senses.
Aromatherapy Benefits: The natural essential oils used in our solid perfumes can have aromatherapeutic properties. For example, lavender may promote relaxation rest and lightness, while citrus scents can be uplifting and invigorating.
Portability and Convenience: Our solid perfumes are compact and are easy to carry in your bag or pocket. This makes them perfect for on-the-go touch ups without worrying about leaks or spills. Ours are very, very travel friendly!
Moisturising Effect: Our natural solid perfumes are made with ingredients such as shea butter and cocoa butter which can moisturise the skin while delivering fragrance. This is particularly beneficial for those with dry or sensitive skin.
Less Chance of Allergic Reactions: Because our natural solid perfumes are made from plant based ingredients, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritate sensitive skin compared to perfumes containing synthetic chemicals.
Environmentally Friendly: Our natural solid perfumes come in an eco friendly compostable cardboard tube. Additionally, since they are not in liquid form, they typically have a lower environmental impact in terms of production and transportation.
Layering Possibilities: Solid perfumes can be layered with other products, like creams/lotions or oils, to enhance the overall fragrance experience and create a more complex scent profile.
TRADITIONAL EAU DE PARFUM
Chemical Footprint: Traditional perfumes may contain synthetic chemicals derived from petrochemicals, which contribute to pollution during production and may persist in the environment after use. Traditional eau de parfum may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which contributes to air pollution.
Packaging: Traditional perfumes are generally excessively packaged and even wrapped in plastic. Pump sprays are mostly plastic and the bottle art usually features plastic components.
Sillage (how the perfume projects): Liquid perfumes tend to have a stronger sillage, meaning the scent projects more and is potentially more noticeable to others. This can also be a deterrent and give people headaches.
Alcohol Content: Many traditional perfumes contain a high concentration of alcohol, which is used as a carrier for the fragrance. Alcohol can be drying and irritating to the skin, especially
for those with sensitive or dry skin. It can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, redness, and irritation.
Health Benefits: Traditional eau de parfum may contain phthalates, parabens, and other potentially harmful chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin and potentially harm health in the long term.
It is important to note that some companies are making efforts to use sustainable and ethical practices in the production of their eau de parfum. Researching the ingredients and choosing brands with ethical values can help minimise any environmental impact.
If you have specific concerns about how a particular perfume may affect your skin, it's always a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it more widely. If you experience any adverse reactions, it's best to discontinue use.
Ultimately by choosing natural solid perfume, you can make a positive impact on both your personal health, your well being and the environment. Perhaps it's time to make the switch?