We Love Her, But She's Toxic
MAY'S MOON NOTES
It's a love, hate sort of thing. My relationship with commercial perfumery. One day she's intoxicating, the next I find she's actually in-toxicating. What a trickster. A wolf dressed in grandmother's clothing. I must admit, she almost had me fooled. But the headaches, nausea, and dizzy spells revealed her true colors. I stopped and I wondered, what is in perfume?
AIRING OUT OUR STEP SISTER'S
DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
That question turned into some digging. Okay, a lot of digging. We found out about trade secret laws, aka the cosmetic industry's dirty little secret. To sum it up, these laws allow cosmetic companies to hide their ingredients under the term 'fragrance' as to not reveal their secret formulas. Unfortunately for you and me, this means they can put whatever the heck they want into perfumes! Thanks to independent scientists + researchers, the hidden ingredients turn out to be a bunch of different synthetic compounds harmful to the the hormone, central nervous, and detox systems. Shocked? Wait until you see what common ingredients fall in the fragrance category!
THE TERM FRAGRANCE CAN INCLUDE MANY TOXIC INGREDIENTS
- Diethyl phthalate
- Benzene derivatives (carcinogenic)
HOW LUNA NOEL WAS BORN
When first finding out about commercial perfumes and so many of our favorite every day items I will admit I was bummed. But Finney and I realized we could do something about it. Make a change. Transmute one energy into another. This is alchemy. And so out of the rubble a beautiful collaboration was born. Finney and I created Luna Noel wanting to create something beautiful and good for the world. Luna Noel is a humanitarian and teacher at heart, serving as a platform for education about nature and our connection with it. This is the intention that drives us each day. And on the bright side, we offer a safe alternative to commercial perfumery. One that will work with your body, rather than against it! Our perfumes use only plants, crystals, + water poured on a full moon in ritual to activate the highest vibrations. To us they are so much more than perfumes. They are magic. A gift from nature.
Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.
- John Muir
JUNE'S MOON NOTES
Next month, we will be talking about the Art of Ritual Perfumery: an ancient and natural practice used for thousands of years!
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