Make your own perfume
Do you know what your store-bought perfume contains? It's scary, let me tell you. As part of my journey to living a life less toxic, I've been doing research and reading up on just what's in the products I use in my home, on me and around me. It's damn scary!
Perfumes are among the most toxic products we can use. The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) reports that makers of popular perfumes, colognes and body sprays market their scents with terms like “floral,” “exotic,” or “musky,” but they don’t disclose that many scents are actually a complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals – often petrochemicals. Laboratory tests commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and analyzed by Environmental Working Group revealed 38 secret chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products.
The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.
Also in the ranks of undisclosed ingredients are chemicals with troubling hazardous properties or with a propensity to accumulate in human tissues. These include diethyl phthalate, a chemical found in 97 percent of Americans (Silva 2004) and linked to sperm damage in human epidemiological studies (Swan 2008), and musk ketone, a synthetic fragrance ingredient that concentrates in human fat tissue and breast milk (Hutter 2009; Reiner 2007). Read more here: https://www.ewg.org/research/not-so-sexy
Well! That's enough to put you off perfume for life isn't it! However, here's the good news. You can make your own perfumes using safe, natural, non-toxic ingredients and beautiful pure essential oils.
Enter the Make Your Own Perfume workshop.
Spoil yourself! Come along and make some lovely perfumes to take home. I have stocked up on some really pretty bottles and containers to put your perfumes into.
- LEARN about some of the toxic chemicals in perfumes and how they affect your body
- DISCOVER how to read and interpret ingredients lists
- TAKE HOME all containers, ingredients, labels and a recipe booklet
- HAVE FUN making your own perfumes to take home
- BE AMAZED at just how economical it is to make your own perfumes
- DELIGHT in the glorious scent of your own beautiful natural perfumes
You will take home
- a spray perfume
- a roll-on perfume
- a 'cramps and mood' roller
- a solid perfume
Cost is $30 and includes all containers, ingredients, labels and a recipe booklet. Additional bottles and containers will be available for purchase at the workshop. Cash or credit card accepted or book via the Eventbrite link here.
Refreshments will be served. Please advise any dietary requirements here.
Note: This event is not suitable for children; however, nursing mothers are welcome.