Natural perfumes are made with plant-derived ingredients that have been distilled straight from their natural source such as roots, flowers, tree resins and moss. These naturally-derived ingredients are inherently fragrant, and are then blended to create the perfume which is preserved in a carrier (in our case, organic sugarcane alcohol). They do not contain synthetic ingredients.
Synthetic perfumes are made with cheap, often petroleum-derived chemicals. These chemicals have been associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many have not been assessed for safety. Read More here.
Do you use any synthetic fragrances?
No. All ingredients come from nature, not a lab. 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude oil) and include benzene derivatives (carcinogenic), aldehydes, toluene, and many other known toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions.
There are also NO: cheap fillers, preservatives, petrochemicals, sulfates, detergents, preservatives, artificial colors, fragrances, or GMOs.
Are your products vegan & cruelty free?
Are your plant ingredients sustainable?
I’m committed to never using any plants whose native populations are being depleted due to unethical over harvesting or are on The United Plant Savers “at risk” list. Only sustainable ingredients from ethical sources are used.
Take my Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, for example. Sadly, Sandalwood is an oil that has become virtually extinct due to over harvesting. The good news is that I’ve found a sustainable source harvested from a family-owned plantation committed to reforestation.
Are your products comprised of organic, wild-crafted, or sustainable ingredients?
I use a certified organic sugarcane alcohol base. The essential oils sourced are organic and wildcrafted. I’m mindful in my selection process, never choosing oils or extracts that come from at-risk or threatened species. Only the purest, highest quality oils are used.
Are your perfumes Unisex?
Yes. I disagree with the idea of certain scents being for women and others for men. I’m excited to explore a line that isn’t limited by these manufactured principals.
Do natural perfumes last as long on the skin as synthetic perfumes?
Simply put, no. Synthetic perfumes consist of chemicals that basically “glue” the fragrance to your skin or clothing. Natural perfumes contain none of these chemicals/preservatives. Each individual’s skin is different so the longevity varies. The scent generally lasts two to five hours and you may anoint as often as you’d like!
TIP: Make sure your skin is well moisturized before applying natural perfume. This way the skin doesn’t absorb the perfume as quickly.
Scent fatigue can also affect your perception of the perfume strength. This is fairly common. In the first few days, applying the perfume once feels like more than enough for a scent that lasts hours. But over time, you naturally get used to wearing your perfume and feel it is weakening. It likely isn’t. You can counter this affect by alternating the scents you wear.
How “strong” are Natural Perfumes?
Natural perfumes are not overpowering and will stay within a few feet of your body. Don’t infringe on the personal scent preferences of others. Go natural.
What are the tiny particles/sediment I see in the perfume?
They are naturally occurring material from the 100% natural plant ingredients used and not impurities. Perfumes are strained to minimize the inclusion of such particles, but it’s possible some may appear after some time.
How are the different colors of the perfumes achieved?
The colors come solely from the natural pigments of the aromatics used in that particular blend. Naturally lovely.
It’s possible that subtle color changes could occur over time. This is perfectly normal.
Are your products made in the USA?
They sure are! Hand blended in small batches and poured here in sunny San Diego, California.
What are essential oils, absolutes and CO2 extracts?
All three are terms for the natural aromatic fluids found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. It is the method of extraction that differentiates them.
Essential oils are typically distilled (by water or steam or a combination of both) but can also be cold pressed or expeller pressed (as is the case with some of the citrus oils).
Some flowers, such as rose, jasmine, lotus and orange blossom, are oftentimes extracted as Absolutes since they are too delicate for steam (heat) distillation; which can damage their petals. Instead, they are processed by enfleurage (a traditional method using fat to extract the fragrant part of the plant) or more commonly by solvent extraction (using mineral solvents).
CO2 extracts are created from a relatively new and highly efficient extraction process. Instead of mineral solvents, carbon dioxide is pressurized until it becomes a liquid – which then acts as the solvent to extract aromatic oils from plants.
What is organic sugar cane alcohol?
USDA certified organic cane alcohol is NOT the same as denatured alcohol. Denatured alcohol contains poisonous additives and is not meant to be ingested and should not be absorbed through the skin (most fragrances use denatured alcohol). My organic cane sugar alcohol comes from a family-owned business in Oregon. It is environmentally sound and has been filtered using a three-stage system to ensure the highest level of purity.
Why does my perfume or room spray smell slightly different from last time I purchased it?
My perfumes and room sprays are hand blended and created from organic, wildcrafted, and sustainable essential oils and plant extracts. Slight variance from batch to batch may occur, due to seasonal differences in crop yield. The temperature, rain water and soil conditions may vary from year to year; producing slightly different crop yields. This is part of the beauty of buying small-batch and natural beauty products.
Bottle / Packaging
Tell me about your wood caps!
My Dad, a retired guitar maker, hand makes these gorgeous caps. Each scent is paired with a different hardwood. Because this is a natural product, no two caps will look exactly alike.
Can I purchase a new Room Spray and reuse my existing sprayer?
You sure can! Thanks for minimizing your usage of plastic.
Just leave a “note” when you place your order and I won’t include a new sprayer.
Keep in mind that essential oils have large molecules and can occasionally jam up the mechanism in trigger sprayers. This possibility increases the longer the sprayer is being used. If you purchase new bottles and continue to reuse one sprayer, you might find this becomes an issue at some point. If so, feel free to reach out and I’ll remedy the situation pronto.
Are your shipping materials eco-friendly?
They sure are! All materials used are made of recycled materials and are biodegradable.
At times, I might include packing peanuts in your package. Rest assured, these are also biodegradable (they dissolve in water!) I never purchase these peanuts—I receive them in my vendor orders and save them in hopes of extending their usage lifespan.
Storage / Shelf Life
How long do your products last once I open them?
It is recommended that the perfumes and room sprays be used within 12 months after opening—as they are formulated without synthetic preservatives or additives.
Where should I store Veyali products?
To keep this perfume fresh, store in a cool, dark place. (The Forest Prism box was designed as a stylish way to protect your perfume from light.)
Are your perfumes safe for pregnant women?
Though the ingredients used in these products are natural, some essential oils are contraindicated for pregnancy. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about certain ingredients, please consult with your physician prior to using.
I’ve had allergic reactions to perfumes in the past. Will I experience the same reaction to yours?
Regardless of whether a perfume is Natural or Synthetic, it may still cause an allergic reaction depending on the person’s sensitivities. I recommend purchasing a sample and doing a patch test. All my perfumes are tested on humans and I haven’t seen any adverse reactions.
Shipping & Returns
+ Orders ship within 3 business days (Mon-Fri) after receiving payment. Exceptions may occur during holidays, or if there’s been a note made to our social media/website noting otherwise. Once your order has been placed you will receive an email confirmation and once your order has shipped an email with your tracking information.
+ Veyali ships within the United States and Canada.
+ Due to the nature of these perfumes and room sprays, returns are not accepted. Samples are offered for sale and it’s recommend that you try the products before purchasing larger quantities to ensure satisfaction.
If an item is damaged in shipping, it will be replaced if you send a photo of the damaged item within 48 hours of receipt. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to hold onto the entire package for 30 days in case USPS wishes to inspect the item.
Perfumes and room sprays may be unavailable at certain times because they are hand blended in small batches and then aged. This ensures the highest quality product. If a product is listed as “sold out,” be assured that another batch is aging and will soon be available.