The massive green movement in recent years has spawned a whole new slew of organic products. Whether it is clothes or breakfast cereals, green and organic products can be found in almost every category of consumer goods imaginable. It would come as no surprise to discover that there are some perfumes that too, have gone organic.
Organic products are those that are made from ingredients free from any synthetic and harmful chemicals and materials. The materials used are usually extracted, harvested and produced in sustainable processes that are not harmful to the environment.
Ordinary perfumes are usually made of natural ingredients and whole host of synthetic chemicals. From the packaging to the perfume itself, non-organic fragrances are usually mass-produced in run in the mill factories, very often using unsustainable methods and ingredients.
When perfumes and fragrances were first invented hundreds of years ago, only organic ingredients were used to produce them. With the industrialization and commercialization of the perfume business, many natural ingredients are now substituted with cheaper and potentially harmful synthetic ingredients. Modern day perfumes are known to cause allergies and harmful skin conditions.
Organic perfumes on the other hand, brings perfume making back to basics. In these perfumes, only 100% organic essential oils and ingredients are used. No preservatives and additives are used as natural extracts from fruits, plants and flowers usually contain self-preserving properties.
In the production of organic perfumes, flowers are the most common ingredients used. All parts of a flower such as its petals, flower buds, and its base contain fragrances that are extracted to form fragrance concentrates. Citrus flowers, jasmines and roses are some of the flowers common used in the production of organic perfumes.
Fruits are also commonly used in making organic perfumes. Almost any fruit that produces a scent can be used to concoct a perfume. Citrus fruits are very often used for its strong and delectable scent. Throughout the evolution of perfume making, bodily parts and fluids from animals have been used to develop certain smells. As many organic perfume makers are against animal cruelty and any unnecessary use of animal ingredients, organic perfumes seldom contain any such ingredients.