Pacifica Perfume Nic's Picks by Nicole Porter Wellness

Nic’s Pick | Pacifica Perfume

Today, I’m recognizing Pacifica (@ilovepacifica), an Oregon-based natural beauty brand that uses essential and natural oils to make skincare, nail polishes, bodycare, candles, and a 100% natural, beautifully smelling, long-lasting, convenient roll-on perfume (my favourite is Island Vanilla). Using natural grain alcohol as the base for this roll-on, Pacifica doesn’t support using naturals that are threatened or where the biodiversity is endangered or causes environmental issues, and they adhere to standards of IFRA, an organization that sets safety standards for natural and non-natural aroma compounds.

If our praise of this perfume isn’t enough to steer you in the direction of Pacifica, then let the following info at least steer you away from conventional perfume:

  • Did you know…fragrance manufacturers are not required to disclose fragrance chemicals in the list of ingredients?
  • Did you know…laboratory analysis of top-selling colognes and perfumes identified an average of 14 chemicals per product not listed on the label, including multiple chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or interfere with hormone function?
  • Did you know…diethyl phthalate, or DEP, which is used to make a scent linger, has been listed as a Category 1 substance by the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption based on evidence that it interferes with hormone function? Phthalates have been linked to early puberty in girls, reduced sperm count in men, and reproductive defects in the developing male fetus (when the mother is exposed during pregnancy). Phthalate metabolites are also associated with obesity and insulin resistance in men. As well, Health Canada notes evidence suggesting that exposure to phthalates may cause liver and kidney failure in young children when products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods. DEP is listed as a Priority and Toxic Pollutant under the U.S. Clean Water Act, based on evidence that it can be toxic to wildlife and the environment.

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