The more I write this blog (and ingredients lists), the more I start to think about what I'm putting onto my skin. I'm leaning more and more towards using natural and organic products where possible. Whilst wandering about on the internet recently I came across this range of natural colognes. As it was only $6.95 (AUD) to get a sample pack of all three fragrances I thought I'd give them a go.
You get a little spray bottle of each scent, with 50 sprays in each one. I've tried all of them and they're really nice. My favorite is Glow, which is an earthy, floral scent. All three colognes are unisex and could easily be worn by a male or female. The prices are very reasonable too. A 15 ml bottle is $12.95 and a 50 ml bottle is $39.95. As they are colognes the scent only lasts a few hours on me, so need to be reapplied regularly throughout the day to maintain the scent.
From the Y-Yo website: Y-Yo (pronounced ee – yo) is a sensuous blend of oils extracted from plants used in the world’s most desirable fragrances for centuries. These oils, as well as smelling divine, have intrinsic properties that have been used, since forever, to perform beyond simply stimulating the olfactory senses.
First and foremost we want the day-to-day fragrance we wear to make us smell beautiful. With essential oil-fragranced products we can not only smell fabulous the organic, chemical free way, but we can derive other benefits too.
The proliferation of chemical based fragrances, particularly since WW1, has meant that the therapeutic benefits gained from many colognes and perfumes – as was the original intention centuries ago - has been lost. Today, up to 90% of conventional fragrances are made up of largely untested synthetic chemicals (Turin & Sanshez, 2008). It’s essentially the marketing of a product that makes us smell "alluring, uplifted, sexy, beautiful" not the ingredients in the product itself.
At Y-Yo we’ve harnessed the knowledge gathered over generations of Egyptians, Chinese, Indians and indigenous Australians (to name but a few!) to develop a range of certified organic essential oil-fragranced products that marry nature’s beauty and utility. Our forefathers, so in-tune with the healing powers of nature, understood the uplifting benefits derived from jasmine and citrus; energising peppermint and red thyme; and the mosquito repelling properties of lavender, rosemary and vetiver. Consequently the all-natural ingredients in Y-Yo Glow uplift if you’re feeling blue; Y-Yo Flow revitalises if you lack energy or concentration; and Y-Yo Original protects you against attracting mosquitoes at that next summer party.
There’s no nasties in Y-Yo. We’re chemical free. Y-Yo products care for you, your family, animals and the environment. We’re conscious of what we put on our skin and hope that you are too. It takes just twenty six seconds for the chemicals in most conventionally fragranced products to penetrate our skin, to circulate through our blood stream and get into every organ in our body. TWENTY SIX SECONDS. We therefore need to be aware – not paranoid – just aware of how many chemically-laden products we put on (and therefore in) our bodies. Make a point of being informed. Care for your body and your family.
We use certified organic ingredients from suppliers who have internationally recognised organic certification backed up with annual reviews by third party auditors. And because Y-Yo has been developed to not only make you feel wonderful but to perform a function, you can be sure that we don’t use any ingredients that we don’t have to. The highest quality ingredients have been selected because of their specific properties and purpose rather than being put in to the mix for mere aesthetics.Would I buy these again? Yes, I'll definitely be getting a full sized bottle of Glow.
Ingredients: organic ethanol, aqua, plant based solubiliser and certified organic essential oils.