When will we be adding a Cherry Blossom Body Cream? Thank you for asking!
Looking for a new scented body care product for spring? Whether it's Citrus Fusion, our beautiful grapefruit and ylang ylang blend or many other possibilities, we have you covered for spring. We'd like to take a moment to share a question we've been asked in the past, as it bears repeating:
When will we have a Cherry Blossom Body Cream?
Most likely, never. Don't get me wrong, it sounds lovely. So, Why?
We have Fragrance Free, we have Lavender, we have Lemongrass, we have Eucalyptus, we have....a dozen essential oils which you can enjoy purely, or in your selected combination, but we don't have synthetic fragrance.
I wish there were a beautiful cherry blossom essential oil. But I don't see it at any of our reputable essential oil suppliers. Or peony (wouldn't that be amazing?) While there are always advances in what talented distillers can pull from natural botanicals, until they do, please know that fragrances like melon or cherry blossom or many fruits and flowers are just - please forgive me for being so frank: fake. Yes, new essential oils do happen, but overall, what some try to sell as an essential oil is really a fragrance oil. And there's a big difference. (read our article here)
Why should you care if it's fake? Well, maybe it doesn't matter to you. Me? I started getting headaches when I was a teenager from this beautiful perfume I loved from the department store. Come to find out, that isn't that uncommon. Here's another good reason to avoid synthetic fragrance: It is the #1 topical skin allergen. Unexplained rashes, eczema? I'd start with clearing out synthetic fragrance! Phthalates, found in synthetic fragrance? That's a whole other article!
Want to try exotic fragrances in your body care? We've got them! Visit our Beneficial Blends and Custom Blends products and let us know exactly what you would like -- and know that every one of our aromatic offerings is 100% natural.
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