Smelling good comes with a cost if you’ve been using conventional products to scent yourself. A single scent may contain anywhere from 50 to 300 distinct chemicals. Exposure to fragrance chemicals can cause headaches; eye, nose, and throat irritation; nausea; forgetfulness; loss of coordination; and other respiratory symptoms. Many fragrance ingredients are respiratory irritants and sensitizers, which can trigger asthma attacks and aggravate sinus conditions. With such grave conditions known to us, it is impossible to continue the use of regular toxic perfume sprays and deodorants. We’ve, therefore, curated a list of 6 different sustainable fragrances you could try, at different price points.
Super Smelly Wild Child and Zero Toxin Deodorant | Buy Now
It is India’s first deodorant without any parabens, zinc, aluminium, triclosan, phthalates, polyethylene glycol, DEA/TEA, petrochemicals, or any othertoxins. It comes with three renowned certifications, namely, ‘Made Safe’, ‘Zero Toxin Free,’ and ‘Vegan’ by Safe Cosmetics Australia. In one bottle worth Rs. 350, you will get the awesome smell of a naturally derived mix containing tea tree oil, witch hazel and aloe vera, that smells of bergamot, melon, coconut, mandarin orange, jasmine, cassis, cotton candy, pineapple, caraway, nutmeg, etc. All the fragrances used are IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compliant. The company cares for the environment so it’s never been tested on animals. Plus, the packaging is recyclable so you can feel good about the entire product, not just what’s inside!
Price- Rs. 350
Treewear Citrus Burst Natural Deodorant | Buy Now
The goodness of tea tree and the protection of natural deodorising agents work to protect men, women, and children against harmful bacteria, body odour, and wetness during summer. The 100% natural ingredients are long-lasting too. It’s free of aluminum, alcohol, and preservatives that make it suitable for sensitive skin. It’s hand made in India by local Indian artisans who craft it in a travel-friendly paperboard tube which counts as zero-waste packaging. What’s more? Every purchase contributes towards their tree planting projects spread across India.
Price- Rs. 399
Juicy Chemistry Grapefruit & Patchouli Deodorant Stick | Buy Now
Fruit of the paradise- grapefruit- loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C, naturally exfoliates, detoxifies, and brightens dull armpits. The rosehip oil in it smoothens the underarms by renewing damaged skin. A spicy and floral scent of Bergamot cleanses the pores and keeps armpits fresh. It’s really helpful for those people who wish to wear sleeveless clothes and require wholesome armpit health for that.
Price- Rs. 750
Sukin Natural Deodorant | Buy Now
There’s aloe vera to soothe and moisturise the skin. Sukin Natural deodorant also has Burdock, which is high in Vitamin E, nettle that conditions the skin, and a signature fragrance blend of Mandarin, Tangerine, Lavender, and Vanillin oils. This aluminium and ammonia free formula even helps to calm the skin after it’s shaved. The deodorant is 100% organic and suitable for sensitive skin.
Price- Rs. 850
Forest Essentials Parijat Body Mist | Buy Now
Forest Essentials is known for its all natural blends and the Parijat Body Mist is no different. It is a fresh flower infusion made with the most delicately scented petals of Parijat. It has a long-lasting sensuous aroma. The flower power in it helps soften, scent, and hydrate the skin gently.
Price- Rs. 1,995
Naso Perfumery Basil Infused in Sambac Perfume | Buy Now
India’s first green perfumery Naso is crafted with global ingredients by trustworthy hands of north Indian artisans. We loved their Basil Infused in Sambac Perfume. The top note is made of mogra oil, the heart layer is made of natural jasmine attar and it is the base layer that’s made of basil leaf extract. Their perfumes are made of pure extracts from handpicked flowers and herbs. All their products fall under a ‘gender liquid’ bracket.
Price- Rs. 5,000
Tell us which one of these scents falls in your budget and you would like to take a sniff of!