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Natural Fragrances vs Synthetic Perfumes: What You Need to Know

Do you know the different between natural and synthetic fragrances? The popularity of natural fragrances is quickly on the rise – they are concentrated with less fillers, stick to your skin longer, and aren’t full of dehydrating chemicals. And you get the added bonus of knowing that everything your skin is absorbing is safe and suitable for most skin types.

The majority of synthetic fragrances are made from petrochemicals, which have been linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies, and more. These petrochemicals are absorbed into your skin and breathed into your lungs every time you use products that contain synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrances can be hidden in everything from cosmetics and skincare to cleaning products and candles.

Synthetic fragrances tend to be more offensive to those around you than natural fragrances. You know the feeling of walking into a department store and having your senses assaulted by the harsh smell of dozens of perfumes. When you wear synthetic perfumes and colognes, it’s very likely you’re causing those in your path to be offended from the overwhelming odor.

Natural Fragrances are Long Lasting

On average, natural fragrances will last anywhere from six to 15 hours. We read comments from our customers all the time saying they can smell their Ambre Blends on their clothes or skin a full day later. Synthetic fragrances last for an average of one to three hours. Dry skin has a hard time holding onto scent, and when you use a synthetic fragrance that contains alcohol it can contribute to your skin drying out even more. On the other hand, natural fragrances are sometimes known as “skin scents” because as your body temperature gradually increases, the scent begins to grow stronger.

Natural Fragrances Aren’t Overpowering

Natural fragrances such as Ambre Blends oil essences are alcohol-free and have a clean, rich, true scent. Since our oil essences are alcohol-free, they have a long shelf life – you’ll notice that the longer you have your oil essences the stronger they will get. Synthetic fragrances have a scent that is harsh, overbearing, and overpowering. Since synthetic fragrances are made with 80-97% alcohol, they have a short shelf life due to alcohol evaporation.

Natural Fragrances are Great for Sensitive Skin

Since natural fragrances use natural ingredients, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Natural fragrances also tend to have fewer ingredients to emit a richer aroma. Synthetic fragrances are full of fillers and chemicals, which means a much higher probability of causing an allergic reaction. If you have sensitive skin, it’s time to switch to a natural fragrance!

Natural Fragrances are Moisturizing

Natural fragrances are made with oils that will assist in nourishing and moisturizing your skin, helping it to retain the scent on your skin longer. You and only those close to you will experience the pleasant, natural aromas, not leaving a trail of odor behind you like traditional perfumes and colognes. Due to the high alcohol content in synthetic fragrances, these will remove your natural body oils causing dry skin. They are also highly flammable.

After seeing how natural and synthetic fragrances stack up to each other, which would you rather put on your skin? We think the choice is clear.


Probiotics in Natural Deodorant: What You Need to Know

Do you take probiotics for gut health? Not only are they great to put in your body, but they’re also useful to put on your body.

We use probiotics as one of the ingredients in Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant for its antibacterial properties. Did you know that one of the reasons you get body odor isn’t because of sweat, but because of the bad bacteria in your armpits? Essentially, your armpits are their own tiny ecosystem full of bacteria that feed off of sweat, which is turn gives off body odor. But sweat by itself is actually odorless! When the bad bacteria mixes with your sweat, that’s where you run into smelly pits.

Since Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant, we use probiotics and other antibacterials such as coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract to combat the bad bacteria that can be hanging out on your skin. Probiotics are good bacteria that benefit your body by balancing out the bad and creating a healthy microbiome on your skin. Combine that with your favorite oil essence and you’ll be odor-free after applying.

It’s Okay to Sweat

Please keep in mind that sweating is a natural and necessary body process. When you use synthetic deodorants and antiperspirants, you are preventing this natural process thereby keeping toxins in your system by clogging your pores. Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant, so you will still perspire as your body works to rid itself of toxins. Even though you’ll still sweat, the natural ingredients in our deodorant will do their job to get rid of your underarm odor.

Using Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant

It’s easy to switch to an aluminum-free natural deodorant. Here’s what we recommend when using ours:

  1. Hold the deodorant stick up to your armpit for a few seconds to let it naturally warm up and soften before applying.
  2. Swipe back and forth three to five times at most. Yes, you read that correctly, five times at most. You don’t need to use a lot of deodorant for it to be effective. Using more deodorant than necessary can actually irritate your skin.
  3. Apply to the center of your armpit when hair growth naturally occurs.

After continued use of Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, you’ll notice that you will naturally sweat less. Our deodorant is 100% pure, all-natural, and free of all toxins. Are you ready to make the switch?


All About Rosehip Oil

You may have heard the hype about rosehip oil – it’s known for being a superstar in skincare for its anti-aging effects.

Rosehip oil is made from the small fruit that sits beneath the rose; it’s a pressed seed oil that has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It’s shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties while being loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. We love the skincare benefits that it provides, which is why we included it as an ingredient in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic.

Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Grab a bottle of Skin Tonic and apply after drying off from your shower or bath – your skin will soak up the benefits of rosehip oil!


All About Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose is a perennial flowering plant native to North and South America. The oil from the seeds has many medicinal purposes, from treating eczema to psoriasis to acne.

History of Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose Oil has been popular since the 17th century for its medicinal purposes. It is traditionally referred to as the “King’s Cure-All,” as historically it was believed to have “majestic benefits” and “honorable properties,” making it fit for Kings and Queens.The seeds, fresh flowers, leaves, roots, and essential fatty acids were used in medicine to address not only skin issues but also symptoms of diabetes, menstruation and menopause, POS, rheumatism, impotence, fatigue, asthma, and more. In traditional Chinese medicine, Evening Primrose Oil is used to address circulation, inflammation, and female reproductive system issues.

Evening Primrose in Skincare

Evening Primrose is not only soothing and moisturizing, but it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Due to the fatty acids, it is used in skincare to improve your skin’s elasticity, leaving it feeling supple. It is also beneficial to mature skin as it can help the texture of peeling or flaking skin. Evening Primrose can assist with a health and rejuvenated complexion due to its astringent and softening properties. Another benefit to Evening Primrose Oil is that is can help other ingredients absorb more readily into skin.

Overall, Evening Primrose Oil is great for the general health of your skin since it helps supply nutrients and fatty acids. This helps skin appear more youthful and prevents wrinkles.

You can find Evening Primrose Oil in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic as well as the Beard & Face Oil. These tonics were developed exclusively for the purpose of rejuvenating skin and providing a healthy glow to your face and body, which is why we chose to include Evening Primrose Oil in them!


The Benefits of Sunflower Oil for Your Skin

While you’re probably familiar with sunflowers, many people don’t think of them as sources of oil. Sunflower oil is a natural emollient made from pressed sunflower seeds. In addition to its skincare benefits, it can also be used as a healthy vegetable oil for cooking as well as a supplement for heart health due to its low cholesterol.

Sunflower oil is gaining popularity for its high fatty acid content as well as being rich in vitamins E and K. It’s no wonder why American Indian tribes have been using sunflower oil for thousands of years!

Improving Skin Health

We love applying Skin Tonic before putting on our SPF in the summer. Sunflower oil is one of the reasons why we do this, because it helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays from the sun as well as other environmental stressors. Thanks to vitamin E, sunflower oil neutralizes free radicals, preventing them from damaging and destroying your healthy cells.

Provides a Healthy Glow

Everyone wants glowing skin, and sunflower oil aids in healing wounds, reducing scars, and regenerating cells. Thanks to being rich in beta-carotene, we love that this ingredient can reduce the effects of aging because of its antioxidant properties. Thanks to its emollient properties, it helps your skin retain moisture to stay hydrated and healthy.

Helps Treat Skin Conditions

Using sunflower oil topically can have anti-inflammatory benefits, since the oil helps improve your skin’s barrier. It is used to help treat eczema as well as acne. If you’re dealing with general redness or irritation of the skin, sunflower oil is a great ingredient to help combat these issues.

You can find sunflower oil in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic, which we love using on our skin all year long. Containing over 18 natural and certified organic ingredients, our Skin Tonic was designed for the purpose of rejuvenating skin to keep you looking healthy and vibrant. Find out more about Skin Tonic here.


Sea Buckthorn Oil: A Superfruit for Skincare

sea buckthorn oil

You might not know about sea buckthorn yet, but this miracle berry is gaining popularity for its wide range of benefits from cardiovascular support to anti-aging properties.

What is Sea Buckthorn?

Don’t let the name fool you, we don’t find this oil in the sea. Instead, it comes from berries and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant which grows in the mountainous and coastal areas of Europe and Asia. For hundreds of years, people have been using the oil squeezed from its berries to revitalize their skin and heal wounds!

The bright orange color of the berries is a sign of high carotenoid content (similar to carrots). It was used in China and India for general immunity reasons as well as to relieve coughs and help digestion. During the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, sea buckthorn was used to help heal the skin of burn victims.

Sea Buckthorn Benefits We Love

How Ambre Blends Uses Sea Buckthorn

Ambre Blends Skin Tonic was developed exclusively for the purpose of rejuvenating your skin and providing a healthy glow to your face and body. For this reason, we use sea buckthorn oil as one of the 18 natural and certified organic ingredients. We are proud to be on the forefront of incorporating this skin superfood into our Skin Tonic four years ago! The medicinal and healing properties of these 18 ingredients combined will keep you looking healthy and vibrant!