Fragrances vs Essential oils

Product name:

Fragrance

Essential oils

origin

Synthetic

natural

Pro

Can mimic scents not found in nature

May have natural aroma-therapeutic benefits

Cost

cheaper

Generally more costly

Scent

Scent may be more pungent

Scent lasts longer

Toxicity

Chemicals could irritate your body

Intensity of the oil could cause allergies or even be harmful for pets and babies

Environmental impact

Can be easily concocted in the lab and doesn’t use nature’s resources

Agriculturally intensive to grow and often extracted by distillation (requires water)