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Why does my product have a different scent?

Natural skincare products have experienced a significant surge in popularity over the years and for all the right reasons. People are increasingly seeking out organic and sustainable options that not only nourish their skin but also contribute to a healthier environment. Essential oils, derived from plants, have become a cornerstone of these products, offering numerous benefits to the skin also offering aromatherapy and therapeutic effects. However, some customers occasionally find themselves perplexed when the scent of their favourite natural skincare product appears to differ between batches. 

The Essence of Essential Oils

To understand why the scent of natural skincare products containing essential oils can vary between batches, we must first recognise the complex nature of these aromatic extracts. Essential oils are derived from various plant parts, including flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, and fruits, making each oil unique in its composition. The specific climate, soil conditions, altitude, and harvesting methods employed during the plant's growth all play a pivotal role in determining the final aromatic profile of the essential oil.

Lavender essential oil | Jenny Nordic Skincare Blog

Harvesting and Distillation Process

Once the plants are harvested, the essential oils are extracted through processes such as steam distillation, cold pressing, or solvent extraction. The skill and expertise of the distiller, the equipment used, and the duration of the extraction process all contribute to the scent profile of the final product. Consequently, minor differences can emerge from one batch to another, just like the nuances in flavours that result from the cooking of a cherished family recipe.

Natural Variability in Plant Materials

It's essential to remember that natural ingredients inherently possess variations, which is a testament to the authenticity of the product. Unlike synthetic fragrances, which are precisely engineered to have a standardised scent, natural essential oils contain a myriad of volatile compounds that can subtly differ in concentration with each harvest. Natural variability is one of the main reasons why your skincare product might have a different scent.

Seasonal Influences

The changing seasons have a significant impact on plant growth, which, in turn, affects the aroma of essential oils. For example, the scent of lavender harvested in the summer may differ slightly from the one collected during the spring due to differences in temperature, humidity, and sunlight exposure.

Quality Assurance Measures

To reassure our valued customers, it's essential to acknowledge the rigorous quality assurance measures that reputable natural skincare manufacturers employ. They work diligently to ensure the highest standard of product consistency while preserving the essence of nature's bounty. At Jenny Nordic, we source our organic essential oils from the same trusted, manufacturer every time.

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Transparency and Communication

We understand that customer trust is of utmost importance and are always ready to address any concerns or questions regarding our products. If you notice variations in the scent of any of your favourite Jenny Nordic Skincare products, don't hesitate to reach out!

Read more about the ingredients we use in our formulas here.

Why does my product have a different scent?

In conclusion, the slight variations in the scent of natural skincare products containing essential oils are a testament to the authenticity and complexity of these products. They signify that you are using a genuinely natural product, and each batch carries its own distinct essence, much like the fingerprints of nature.

Instead of viewing these differences as flaws, embrace them as a celebration of the beauty and diversity found in the natural world.

So the next time you open a new jar of your beloved natural skincare product and detect a subtle variation in the scent, remember that it's a reflection of the ever-changing tapestry of nature, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with your cherished product. Enjoy the journey of discovery and appreciate the unique bouquet that each batch brings to your daily skincare routine.

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Jenny Soydanyavas, founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

If we haven't met yet, hi, I'm Jenny, the founder and formulator of Jenny Nordic Skincare. We are a natural, minimal skincare brand all about that grown-up glow. Your skin is not the same as it was in your 20s - or even 30s! The skin is forever changing and you're approaching a new season. It might be showing more wrinkles and spots. You’re looking for minimal, high-performance skincare that will make you feel (and look) like a treat. 

With Jenny Nordic minimal, high-performance skincare, you can take a few moments to yourself every day and care for your skin just with a few steps. I promise you'll fall in love with your skin and feel radiant.

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Love, Jenny

Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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