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.
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?
In being good environmental stewards, we must also think about the greater impact our consumption has. There is almost no way to separate environmental issues from humanitarian concerns. People are suffering for our consumption. Even for our waste. Find out why your smartphone is a huge environmental disaster.
The classic scent that most everyone loves, rose has been recreated chemically in a thousand different ways. But what is the real scent of rose? And how does nature construct that enchanting fragrance?
Conscious living is active, deliberate and intentional. Conscious consuming is the same. It requires us to thinkabout the things we buy and why we buy them, to consider the things we use, and those we discard.
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?
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.