Green Your Valentine's Day: 4 Natural Fragrances
Valentine’s Day is almost here, so we're sharing some sweet ideas for a planet friendly day of romance. Yesterday we discussed eco-friendly bedroom essentials, today we will focus on green perfumes.
Tip #3: Find a Sweet Green Aroma
Since some fragrances are packed with harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients, a number of people just opt to steer clear of perfume products all together. But wouldn’t it be nice to have some “smell goods” for your special night out, or maybe to give as part of a romantic gift? Well good news, we’ve found some wonderful all-natural perfumes that will help you smell amazing without contaminating the environment. And yes, we have a cologne option too.
Love Train — Rich Hippie Eau De Parfum
The California based company, Rich Hippie, used 100% natural and chemical-free ingredients to create this flirty, romantic fragrance. Instead of using cheap alcohol made from petroleum, their scents are made with wine alcohol that is created right in California. You can find this fragrance on Rich Hippie’s website for $48.
To create a unique scent, try concocting your own perfume mixture using natural essential oils. Seasoned DIYer Ashley English shares step-by-step instructions for making homemade eau de perfume on the Design Sponge blog.
Nirvana — Rich Hippie Eau De Parfum
This unisex parfum, boasted a warm and masculine fragrance, making it a perfect alternative to environmentally hazardous colognes. Created from sandalwood and bay leaf extracts, this fragrance, like all those created by Rich Hippie, is 100% natural and chemical free. Best of all, it is unisex, so it could be a gift to both yourself and your special someone. You can find this fragrance on Rich Hippie’s website for $108.
Sikkim Girls — Lush Cosmetics' Gorilla Perfume
Who said that green can’t be sexy? With hints of vanilla and tuberose, Sikkim Girls is a perfect all-natural tool of seduction. Created from essential oils and natural fragrances, is far more unique than your ordinary mass-market perfumes. You can find this fragrance online or in selected Lush Cosmetics Stores for as low as $19.95.
--by Brittany Johnson
--images courtesy of Lush Cosmetics and Rich Hippie