The truth about fragrance

I think adding fragrance to products is overrated. We have gotten suggestions from people to add a scent to our beauty products. Well, we could, but we’re not going to. Here’s why.

First, let’s talk about fragrance, what it actually is and its effect.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, products are required to list their ingredients so people know what they are applying. Well, except when it comes to fragrance. Whatever has been used to make a product smell “good” needs to only be listed as fragrance. Generally the ingredient list is an undisclosed mixture of chemicals, which often includes diethyl phthalate, used to make plastic more flexible. The toxic soup of chemicals that is called fragrance is often associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

So, now you know why we’re not gonna go down that road. But, what about the essential oils we use? If you are familiar with aromatherapy, you may know that each essential oil has a fragrance that heralds its healing properties.

Take lavender, for instance. On its own, it is a relaxant; paired with CBD it heightens the anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory properties. Argan oil works wonders on nourishing and healing the skin, so it’s an important ingredient in our skin care products. You can see that each oil is chosen with an eye on its healthful qualities, not for making its smell.

Because each essential oil has a unique fragrance, combining several with the CBD and carrier oils (think almond, avocado, etc.) creates a fragrance all its own. Many of our chemical-free products give off an earthy, musky smell that dissipates quickly. So, if you’re not a tree-hugger or woodsy type, never fear, you won’t go around smelling like the backwoods all day.

I hope this brief explanation helps you understand that Lost Remedy does want you to smell good, but we’re not basing our products on helping you do that. Feel free, however, to use the contact us function on our website if you want more information or have further questions about our products. We’ll be happy to respond quickly and thoroughly.

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