Natural Fragrance

by Karen Bates
(last updated April 9, 2012)

It can be easy to become overwhelmed with the different smells you experience during the day. Whether they are good or bad, you can become irritated or tired of them. Even the scents you might use to cover up bad smells might end up bothering you just as much or more than the original smell!

For some people, the chemicals commonly used for many fragrances and cleaners can be overpowering or irritating. You might even find that you are allergic to certain smells, and try to avoid them. If this is the case, it may be difficult for you to use certain products with a heavy fragrance, leading you to search for alternatives.

Natural fragrances may be the perfect option for those who are sensitive to chemical smells. Natural fragrance is just that—natural. It comes from a natural source, and many find these smells to be less irritating. Plus, natural fragrances smell great and can even have certain beneficial effects.

Natural fragrance is obtained from aromatic plant parts, such as flowers, roots, seeds, berries, leaves, and so on. Essential oils can be released from plants to use for various purposes. There are many kinds of essential oils, and some people claim that different types can have specific health benefits. Natural fragrance, unlike synthetic fragrances, comes from an actual plant source instead of being created in a lab.

There are many ways that you can enjoy natural fragrances. You can buy basic bottles of essential oils that are great for aromatherapy, but you can also find various products available that use natural fragrance. Soaps and lotions are often scented with natural fragrances such as mint, eucalyptus, lavender, and vanilla. There are also shampoos, conditioners, candles, fragrance sprays, lip balm, and other products that use natural fragrances to scent them. If you wish, you can find scent-free products that you can add your own essential oils to in order to create your own naturally scented lotions, shampoos, and soaps.

Although you may have to search a little harder, there are all kinds of naturally scented products available to buy at various stores. Try looking at a specialty shop for a wider variety of these items than a normal store would carry. There are also plenty of options for buying online if you need an even bigger selection to choose from. You are sure to find a natural fragrance smell that you love!

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


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