Red, Pink, and Green Scents for Your Valentine

 Natural fragrances from Lotuswei

Natural fragrances from Lotuswei

Scented oils, body mists, or perfumes are a popular gift for Valentine’s Day. There are, however, some things you should know before you buy that lovely smelling spray for your partner.

Arizona is home to many talented fragrance makers who are dedicated to using natural ingredients and techniques when developing their lines of scented sprays, lotions, soaps, and oils.

It is a common misconception that popular fragrance oils are basically the same as essential oils. An overwhelming percentage of fragrance oils are made with petrochemicals (crude oil) which are hazardous to your health and the environment. Non-organic fragrance oils are created in a lab to mimic just about any type of scent and often contain a harmful range of toxins known as phthalates. According to the Environmental Working Group, perfume and fragrance makers are allowed to withhold their ingredients list from consumers in order to protect trade secrets, which means you can’t rely on their labels to know what hazards may be inside their bottles of cologne or perfume.

Thankfully, Arizona is home to many talented fragrance makers who are dedicated to using natural ingredients and techniques when developing their lines of scented sprays, lotions, soaps, and oils. These local businesses care about what goes into their products and give you another option to giving a gift that requires your loved one to slather unknown chemicals on their skin. We’ve rounded up a few that will leave your Valentine smelling amazing without all the worry.

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Arizona Sunset: Desert Love in a Bottle, Body Mist from SoulCare by CCC - $12

Is there anything better than an Arizona sunset with its romantic blending of colors that make us nostalgic and long to be held tight? This lovely mist made by SoulCare is made with mandarin orange, lemon, sandalwood, and cardamom, all responsibly sourced from organic and natural sources.

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Infinite Love Aura Mist: $40

Infused with the magnetizing qualities of Pink Magnolia, Hong Kong Orchid, Wild Fireweed and Orange Hawkweed, Infinite Love Aura Mist from Lotuswei will make you feel like love is all around. The intoxicating aroma of this love potion is soft and sensuous with rose, red mandarin and honey. Awaken loving-kindness toward yourself and others and enhance your unique charm.  

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Pure Passion Aura Mist from Kate’s Magik - $14.95

Evoke passion and create an exotic and sensual atmosphere for you and your loved one. This mist from Kate's Magik has no synthetic fragrances, is gluten free, soy free, GMO-free, paraben free, and cruelty-free. Warm, sensual Patchouli with exotic florals and a hint of spice will help to release your natural pheromones, bringing forth confidence.

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Sensual Massage Oil from NaturOli Beautiful - $21.95

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a back or foot rub which you can do in eco-friendly style with this massage oil from NaturOli Beautiful. Ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, cinnamon oil, nutmeg oil, mandarin orange oil, essential oils of lavender and chamomile.

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Scents of the Desert Essential Oils from Desert Dancer - $6.00 each

Ever notice how captivating the desert smells after a good rainstorm in Arizona? The aromas from Desert Dancer are unforgettable, clean, subtle, and energizing. So what better gift for your desert lover, than these amazing Desert Scents essential oils.

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Affirmation Chakra Oils from Strawberry Hedgehog - $25

When your loved one needs a little help feeling brave, connected, divine, loved, creative, expressive or safe, a dab of these delightful chakra oils from Strawberry Hedgehog are sure to center, inspire, and invigorate them. Help them tackle whatever comes their way with natural ingredients you can trust (and pronounce) like lavender, clary sage, white lotus, jasmine, Himalayan cedar, rose, and nutmeg.

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Sunny Perfume Spray - Bright Citrus and Patchouli from Flowersong - $7.99

With energizing citrus blends to promote a positive outlook, this lime and tangerine fruit fragrance from Flowersong is sure to make anyone bright and cheery. As an extra bonus, this perfume also nourishes and tones the skin leaving it feeling refreshed and luxurious.

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Essential Oils from Blue Sky Oils - Prices Vary

If you want a blend of oils that is more specific to your partner’s needs, Blue Sky Oils has everything from A-Z. Whether you’re looking to relieve ailments like arthritis or to spread some tranquility to your special someone, check out their entire line of simple or blended essential oils made from 100% pure, high-quality oils and ingredients.

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