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Natural Fragrance: A New Trend or a Wise Choice?

September 15, 2023

Natural fragrance - bask aromatherapy botanical roll-on

Early in my aromatic journey, the founder of a leading Australian aromatherapy company told me that by using perfume I may as well put pesticide straight on my skin! That comment was enough to stop me from using synthetic fragrances forever. Maybe it is time for you to make the switch from synthetic to natural fragrance too. Imagine, using a scent that smells amazing, is gentle on the skin, and has a wellness benefit too.

Why should we be careful?

Skin is the human body’s largest organ providing a natural barrier against harmful substances. Our skin is also permeable, which means extremely small chemical components can enter the body. Synthetic fragrances are not just in perfume, they are found in personal care products and household cleaning products. We all need to be aware of possible risks to our health such as allergic reactions, respiratory issues, skin sensitivity, allergies, respiratory issues, headaches and migraines, hormone disruption, and autoimmune disease.  

A botanical roll-on bottle with an applicator

Botanical roll-ons are a convenient and easy way to wear a scent with the bonus of having an aromatic boost handy. Did I mention portable? Pop one in your bag, or pocket, leave one on your desk at work, or on the bedside table at home, anywhere that is easy for you to find. A roll-on can be your perfume, a mood enhancer, or a tension reliever. Wear it as you would any fragrance; on your wrists, or neck, roll it onto your temples, and gently massage it in with your fingertips to help you relax and clear your mind, or onto your chest to help relieve symptoms of colds. You will smell amazing.

What is in them?

Botanical roll-ons contain essential oils and a carrier oil. Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts from flowers, plants, and herbs and as such, they are too strong to use directly on the skin so must be diluted first. Each essential oil has its own unique scent and potential therapeutic wellness benefits, including relieving stress or pain, reducing cold symptoms, uplifting, and relaxing when you feel tired or overwhelmed.

bask aromatherapy botanical roll-ons are made by hand, diluted to ensure your safety, and ready to roll! They contain our unique, pure essential oil blends mixed with fractionated coconut oil, which is the carrier oil we prefer to use. Our fractionated coconut oil is fair trade and sourced from the Philippines. This lightweight, non-greasy oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and is a great choice for people with sensitive skin.

Each of our blends is named according to what the benefits are. So easy, all you need to do is choose your mood:

  • BALANCE contains lemon myrtle, tangerine, and orange. An uplifting scent, perfect for summer as the lemon myrtle can help keep those biting bugs away.
  • CALM contains mandarin, grapefruit, rosewood, petitgrain, and ylang ylang. A soothing scent with earthy rosewood and uplifting citrus oils to make you happy and relaxed.  
  • EASE contains lemon, tea tree, and eucalyptus. You couldn’t get a more Australian scent, great for relieving cold and flu symptoms, or even homesickness when traveling.
  • RELAX contains lavender, bergamot, geranium, rose. This popular, relaxing day spa vibe blend is a traditional aromatic scent loved by all.
  • SOMNO contains mandarin, neroli, rosewood, geranium, clary sage, marjoram, and lime. SOMNO is the Latin word for sleep. This earthy blend will help you to breathe more deeply and relax your central nervous system which can help send you off to the land of nod.

Can't decide? Think about how you want to feel and look at the essential oil ingredients for each blend. One will stand out over the others.

So you have the right aromatherapeutic tools ready for every occasion try our BOTANICAL ROLL-ON SET

Safety tips for using botanical roll-ons

  • Oil and sunlight do not mix, to avoid burning your skin do not wear oil on skin exposed to sunlight.
  • Store out of direct sunlight.
  • External use only.
  • Do not use on infants.
  • Do not ingest.
  • In case of adverse reaction, please seek advice from a health practitioner.


Enjoy basking!


All advice given is general in nature and within my scope of practice as a qualified Aromatherapist.