Product Review: Golden Earth Perfume From Nature
This past weekend I took part in one of my favorite past times: going to the movies. I saw The Green Hornet. I love Seth Rogan and superhero movies so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. I was just settling into the newly renovated leather seat in the theater when someone sat next to me. A strong, perfumey aroma attacked my nostrils and I had a sneeze attack! The culprit: The lady who had asked, “Are these seats taken?” I am very sensitive to smells, especially chemical smells and this lady’s perfume was overpowering! I coined becoming over taken by someone’s perfume “Perfume Pollution.” Thankfully, I stopped sneezing but I still smelled the overly sweet aroma the entire movie. It didn’t ruin my movie experience, but it made me think of all the women who use synthetic perfume, filled with hormone disrupting chemicals. Sometimes perfumes can be outrageously expensive too! Not only do most women use it on a daily basis, but some of them literally spray on half the bottle! I wish the lady next to me had been a bit more conservative in her perfume application. Has “perfume pollution” ever happened to you before?
You Smell ‘Em Before You See ‘Em
I used to use commercial perfume too, although I never liked the strong, floral scents. I liked more of the fresh, fruity fragrances. Also when I used perfume, I used just a bit. I think you don’t have to apply it all over your body, just at certain points, such as behind the ears, wrists and elbows. A subtle touch of scent beats an all over “stench” any day (ask your man!) You also use less of the perfume, so you’re saving money too. When I went organic, I tried many different brands and didn’t find one which met my expectations. This can be a challenge for women who want to go “greener” with their fragrance choices. Commercial perfume, such as those you buy in the department or drug store use strong chemicals called phthaltes (or artificial fragrances) for their scents. Phthaltes have been proven to disrupt hormones…and we don’t even know exactly what they contain, since they’re considered trade secrets and don’t have to be listed on the ingredients. (This goes for the term “fragrance” in lotions, body washes, etc. Beware when you see this on the label, as it can mean hundreds of chemicals.)
Perf(ume) of the Earth
So what to do? If you’re like me, you still like to use some form of fragrance, yet now, you’re conscious of what you’re putting on your body. I’ve had so many readers inquire about natural perfumes. I never really found one I liked…until now. Golden Earth makes pure, natural scents based on healing essential oils. So not only do you get a lovely scent, but you also benefit from the aromatherapy aspects of the oils. They’re also cruelty-free, vegan and made with 100% organic and wild-crafted oils. Golden
Earth blends many different oils for a variety of products, such as bath gels, chakra body lotions, and perfumes from nature. I tried a few samples of the perfumes but the best scent by far was “Fresh.” It contains neroli, jojoba, and passion fruit oils. The scent is soft, rich, and citrusy….and is supposed to inspire calmness, uplift, and refresh while balancing your senses. Does it work? Somewhat….but I know what you really want to know. Does it last? It does for a few hours…but remember natural perfumes don’t last nearly as long as synthetic. It’s the price we must pay to use safer fragrance. Other scents are also available such as Love, Euphoria, Grace, and Beauty, which come with their own aromatherapy benefits…even though these scents weren’t quite my cup of tea, you may like them. They’re priced at $20 for a 3/5 ml (1/8 oz) roll-on. Not too bad of a price considering you use it sparingly.
I hope I’ve given you another option when it comes to perfume. But don’t worry, I’ll still be on the lookout for other natural fragrances which I will most definitely share with you. And to the lady who sat beside me at the movies last night, please learn how to apply your perfume with a lighter hand. Everyone will thank you for it. Oh, and how was the movie, you ask? It was quite delightful, as any Seth Rogan movie is. I definitely recommend it! And if you have any natural perfume recommendations or have tried Golden Earth, please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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