My granddaughter’s birthday was this weekend and she loves a good fragrance so we got her a set of lotion, shower gel and body oil in her favorite scent from Fragrance World of Topeka. Whether it is for the home or the body, many of us like to give and receive wonderful smelling scents as gifts. Essential oils can be added to the bath, diffused into the air, inhaled directly or massaged into the skin.
If you are concerned about using natural skin care products, you should use body oils instead of perfume or cologne. Body oils are designed to be used on your skin. They may or may not contain essential oils. They are often formulations based on the traditional designer brands. When you purchase perfume or cologne in a department store, you are paying a premium price for the brand name, the advertising campaigns, cosmetics gifts, and the beautiful fancy packaging. These designer brand name perfumes are comprised of concentrated oils and 75% to 85% alcohol, ethanol and or water.
The alcohol and ethanol used make your perfume smell much stronger than it is but it fades within a few hours. As your perfume (or the alcohol in it) evaporates, it not only takes your fragrance but your natural body oils with it, drying your skin as it goes. Body oils are pure, concentrated perfume oils in a cosmetic grade vegetable oil base that blend in with your body chemistry making the scent your own. They evaporate naturally giving your skin a softer, smoother feeling – plus they contain no alcohol, ethanol or water so many people who are allergic to perfumes and colognes can wear body oils with no problems.