Perfume and Cologne
4 ways to Green Your Perfume and Cologne
Most designer fragrances are concocted from a brew of synthetic petrochemicals. Luckily, many perfumers are going back to their sweet-smelling roots and creating scents crafted from earth- and health-safe natural plant oils.
Although it may be hard to give up a beloved perfume or cologne, treat your nose—and noses around you—to a scent made with health and environmental concerns in mind.
Dabbling in essential oils lets you create your own customized scent and avoid expensive, eco-unfriendly packaged fragrances.
Most aftershaves are made with petro-based alcohol and other chemicals. Opt for one with botanical astringents like witch hazel.
Natural colognes and perfumes are a good first step toward greener living. Take another step and choose scents that sport minimal, eco-friendly packaging.