One of the most challenging products to find that is natural and organic is perfume. Generally, traditional perfumes are made with many different ingredients and most of those ingredients are of chemical origin. This is because, to make fragrances in perfume last most of the day, other ingredients must be added to hold the longevity of the scent.
However, it is possible to find natural and organic perfumes or perfume style fragrances to use that are much healthier than your conventional perfume option.
We’re going to take a look at the 10 best natural and organic perfume options that you can feel better about using regularly. We have tried our best to pick brands that use the most natural ingredients possible and carry the least amount of risk.
It is important to note, that a fully natural and organic perfume that is not an essential oil blend in a roll-on form does not exist. If you choose to use perfume, you are choosing to take on some of the risk associated with a few of the ingredients. You will have to accept the give and take when it comes to using perfume.
It is most important to avoid the most harmful and toxic ingredients found in traditional perfumes and go for options that prioritize as many natural fragrances as possible and reduce the amount of added chemicals to perfumes.
The 10 Best Natural and Organic Perfumes:
This is an essential oil perfume that is about as pure, natural, and organic as you can get. It is USDA certified organic and only made with pure essential oils to provide the fragrance. Other ingredients include organic vitamin E oil and organic jojoba oil. There are absolutely no synthetic fragrances, additives, chemicals, or toxins in this perfume. However, since it is so pure, keep in mind it is not going to last a long time and the scent will fade rather quickly.
This is another fragrance oil that has the sweetest and most pure vanilla scent that you are going to fall in love with. The oil fragrance is alcohol-free and oil-based, plus it lasts a lot longer than many other oil perfumes. Vanilla is known for its sweet and relaxing scent, which can be perfect for use in meditation practice and to help with stress.
A clean and natural pure vanilla perfume, this is more of a traditional perfume compared to the roll-on oil about. There are no parabens, phthalates, skin irritants and it is vegan and cruelty-free. Plus, it is a long-lasting formula that includes a variety of vitamins that are beneficial for the skin. We love the fact this perfume is all scented with pure extracts.
If you want a smaller sample of a few different perfumes, you need to try this mini perfume bottles in all different fragrances. They are a botanical-based perfume spray made with essential oils, absolutes, and concentrates. The perfumes are free of Phthalates, Dyes, Parabens, Sulfates, Gluten, and Synthetics.
Made with natural perfume oils, this is a long-lasting perfume that smells amazing. This perfume is gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is made with organic grain alcohol, and fresh scents like lemongrass, lemon, rosemary, and geranium.
This fragrance is special because it is one of the few fragrances on the market that is EWG verified for complete and total safety. They use pure, clean, and safe ingredients to make all of their perfumes and they are also a fully transparent company. This means that they list out every single one of the ingredients they put into the bottle of perfume – including every ingredient in their fragrance. Each ingredient is rigorously tested for quality, purity, and safety.
This is a unisex fragrance perfect for both men and women! Pepper and refreshing cucumber are the two main scents, but it also has hints of florals as well. As far as the ingredients go, it has things like organic can sugar alcohol, flower extracts and oils, fruit extracts, and the fragrance they use comes from 100% natural essential oils and/or naturally derived materials.
They are also a company that prides themselves on their fragrance transparency. Every ingredient they use in their fragrance can be found listed on their site, so you know exactly what is going into each bottle of perfume.
Made with certified 100% pure essential oils, grain/corn alcohol, and water, this perfume brand is clean, safe, and healthy. This particular perfume is made with lots of citrus essential oils and is light, bright, and refreshing for both men and women.
With spicy clove and warm pepper notes, this perfume is ideal for the fall and the winter. All of the ingredients in their perfume are naturally derived. They use food-grade organic grain alcohol from Italy, essential oils, and extracts that are often organic, always fair trade, and sourced from sustainable farms from all over the world. Again, they are a fully transparent company, so you can see their full ingredient list on their website to ensure the products you are getting from them are safe and pure.
Last but not least, we have a very popular brand of natural perfume that can be found all over the internet and is commonly sold at natural supermarkets and department stores as well. We wanted to include a perfume that is safer and healthier than your average conventional perfume but is still easy to find in stores and at a price point that is accessible to most people.
While Pacifica perfume does contain some ingredients that are not the most desirable compared to many of the other brands we have included here, namely their perfume blend, they are still much safer and purer than other brands. They use non-GMO corn grain alcohol, are formulated without parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol is made in small batches and made right in the USA. They claim their perfume blend is made from natural essential and fragrance oils, although it is not clear exactly what those oils, fragrances, and ingredients are.
Why you should avoid fragrance and perfume in most beauty products
You have heard us talk about the dangers of fragrance in products time and time again. Any conventional products, as well as many organic and natural products, fragrances, and perfumes, are one of the most common ingredients you will find. Fragrance is put in anything from soaps, to conditioners, lotions, creams, makeup, and of course perfume.
But just because the ingredient is common and can even be found in almost all products, that does not mean it is healthy and safe. The exact opposite is true and the fragrance is the worst ingredient you can find in any product. Fragrance should be avoided as much as possible if not completely. We know this can be a bit of a challenge from time to time, and that’s okay. But overall, you should be seeking products scented with pure essential oils and extracts.
Fragrance is so dangerous because companies are not required by the FDA to disclose what chemicals and ingredients make up their fragrance. This means that any given company can include hundreds of hidden chemicals in that one simple ingredient, fragrance.
That means you, the customer, will never know what is lurking in the fragrance. Most of the time, there will be countless synthetic manmade fragrances and chemicals that are combined to make the scent of the perfume. If the company is not transparent and transparency is not one of their core values, there is no way to find out what chemicals make up their fragrance, which is a serious problem and leaves a lot of questions open and not answered.
How to choose the best natural and organic perfume
It is quite difficult to find a natural and organic perfume that is 100% clean and made with organic ingredients, but it is definitely possible if you do some digging and really take the time to look through a bunch of different options.
Typically, even natural, clean, and organic perfumes will have at least one or two chemical-based ingredients to make it an actual perfume that can last throughout the day (although this is not always the case.)
Fragrances in perfumes need the help of certain chemicals or alcohol to make the scent last, otherwise, natural sense from extracts in essential oils do not last for a long time and they fade rather quickly. The only true way to use a perfume that is 100% natural and organic is to use an essential oil-based blend that comes in a roll-on form.
This will ensure the only ingredients in that fragrance are natural and pure essential oils and a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil. Keep in mind that these essential oil roll-on perfumes will smell powerful and wonderful for a little bit, but that fragrance will fade fast and you will need to keep applying the oil throughout the day.
It is a personal decision and you have to choose between whether you want a completely pure and non-toxic fragrance or if you are willing to use a perfume with a few other ingredients so your perfume actually works like the conventional perfumes on the market.
When choosing a cleaner or more natural perfume, you will want to find something with minimal ingredients. You want most of your senses if not all of them, to come from natural sources like extracts and essential oils. It is great if you can find a perfume that uses organic sugar cane alcohol as the base.
Also finding a company that sources are fragrance that is made ethically, doesn’t use GMOs, phthalates, parabens, and other common chemicals are important.
Perhaps the most important thing to look out for if a company uses other fragrances that aren’t essential oils or natural extracts, make sure they are a full transparency company. This means that they will show fragrance on their ingredient list of the perfume, but you can expand the fragrance portion and see exactly the ingredients and chemicals they used to make up the fragrance and why they’re using each ingredient.
For you as a customer, this helps you make an informed decision on whether or not you are comfortable using that perfume or not. One of the most essential things when wedding products in our body and on our body is knowing exactly what we are using. Although this is a personal decision, at least you can make your decision feeling confident and knowing what you’re exposing your body to.
Perfumes are an awesome way to express yourself individually. Perfumes can come and so many unique fragrances and the possibilities of scents are truly endless.
But as we can see, perfumes can also be one of the most dangerous and toxic personal care items you can use. It is critical to ensure the perfume you are choosing is as clean and healthy as possible for your personal preferences.
You can either choose an essential oil-based perfume that uses A roll on to avoid all toxic and possibly toxic ingredients, or you could go for a more traditional perfume that uses more natural and organic ingredients, eliminates many of the most toxic ingredients, or includes full transparency with what they put into their fragrances that make up the perfume scent.
In the end, choosing a perfume that is natural and organic will be your personal decision and preference, but any of the above 10 perfumes we reviewed are perfect places to start your natural perfume journey. Or try to make your natural perfume at home!
This article was last updated on January 22, 2021 .