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.

  1. Choose natural perfume and cologne

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    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.

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  2. Wear essential oils

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    Dabbling in essential oils lets you create your own customized scent and avoid expensive, eco-unfriendly packaged fragrances.

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  3. Choose natural aftershave

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    Most aftershaves are made with petro-based alcohol and other chemicals. Opt for one with botanical astringents like witch hazel.

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  4. Choose eco-friendly packaging

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    Natural colognes and perfumes are a good first step toward greener living. Take another step and choose scents that sport minimal, eco-friendly packaging.

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Comments

12/04/2009
7:53pm
pmalemes

This eBay store sells phthalate-free, 100% pure grain alcohol and essential oil fragrances. I am the founder and can tell you they are 100% natural and non-toxic. Available in 4 scents! www.agapeandzoe.com

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