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Despite environmental issues becoming increasingly more obvious, brands are talking the talk without walking the walk – especially when it comes to what we’re loading into our washing machine. Learn about the impact this is having on your health and the wellbeing of the world, and how to know which laundry products you should love or lose. 

Did you know that it can take seven days for your olfactory system to feel the full effects of using natural perfume? Put simply, it’s totally normal if you’re not completely converted at first sniff. 

We’ve listed some common fragrance faux pas to clear up any confusion when you commit to making the switch.

According to legislation, companies aren’t required to disclose anything they deem a Trade Secret or proprietary on the packaging. Meaning your favourite perfume brand may be highlighting harmless additions (like citrus oils) while conveniently glossing over any potentially toxic chemicals.

We hear this statement a lot: "I don't need natural perfume - I just wear essential oils." In fact, in a recent survey we conducted, almost 15% of respondents told us that they though wearing natural perfume was the same as wearing essential oils.

So let's talk about it.

Take our quiz to find out which fragrance is yours! Just six questions to help you find your new favourite, or the perfect gift for someone special.
  • 1 min read
It's the catch-phrase of the year: clean.But what if clean is not as pure as you think? We explore what clean really means, and how to find perfume and cosmetics that are truly natural, healthy and safe.
VOCs emitted from petrochemicals products like perfumes, paint, pesticides and glues now contribute to half of fossil fuel VOC emissions in thirty-three industrialised cities. Is it time to rethink your use of synthetic scent?
Have we become desensitised to cancer because of its prevalence (recent stats show almost 1 in 2 of us will have cancer before we hit 85 years of age), or is more a case of apathy because cancer has been casually linked to almost every conceivable thing in the modern world? 

Our top 5 tips to minimise your exposure to toxic chemicals, and lessen the burden on both your body and the environment. 

The beauty industry might be a women's world but with an increased awareness in the toxic chemicals in many of your favourite skincare and fragrance brands, men are not immune. Find out why men need to go low tox too.
Think going low-tox is just for women? Think again! Men absorb just as many toxins as women (of course), and it's time they made the switch to natural products too.
  • 2 min read
Think musk is a natural scent? Think again! Musk, a common ingredient in many perfumes, is a synthetic chemical modelled on the scent of it's original source of deer testicle, beaver anal sections and sperm whale vomit. Yay.

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