What's in a Scent?

What's the first thing you do when you are checking out a new skincare product? Read the label? Check the price tag? Unscrew the lid and take a sniff to make sure you like the scent? The way a product smells can affect how we feel about it - nobody wants to be covering their skin in something that doesn't smell great, right? We like smelling good. It's a thing.

But have you ever stopped to think about what it is that makes those delightful floral aromas in your bubble bath? Or brings out the sharp smell of citrus in your lotions and creams? Or that the fresh peppermint that smells like Christmas every time you open up your favourite scrub? 

A lot of bath and body products use synthetic fragrances. These are chemicals that are often petroleum-based, and can wreak some serious havoc on your body, both inside and out. Many of these chemicals have been shown to cause allergic reactions in kids and adults, aggravate asthma symptoms, and cause skin reactions. Some of them can even affect your kidneys and internal organs, and some are known carcinogens.

So, you go for the "unscented" variety. You're safe now, right? Actually, you might not be. Many brands that market their products as "unscented" actually add even more fragrances to cover up the scent of some of their nasty smelling ingredients. Sneaky, I know. 

So, what do you do about it? You find a brand that scents their products the natural way, and if you're reading this, I'm happy to tell you that you're in the right place! All Beauty From Bees products are scented with the same eco-friendly and health-conscious options that you trust in the rest of the ingredients list. High grade essential oils are added to give you the smells you want, the pepperminty tingles you desire, and the fresh citrus bursts that you love! As for the "unscented" versions...well those are just literally unscented. No sneaky marketing. No fine print. Just no added aromas. 

Smelling good, without the unwanted side effects. Isn't that what we were asking for all along?


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