Are Body Oil Fragrance Types Fake Perfume

Fewer beauty products have received the stigma attached to essential, or fragrant body oils.Those new to this product know little about the value, origin or potential health and economic benefit they bring. After thirty some years of enjoying these benefits I would like to share a few with you today hopefully dissuading your negative image of this wonderful product. Some of the myths are:
You can tell a fake oil because all real oils are thick, true or false?
False. Thickness or thinness has absolutely nothing to do with oil quality or scent intensity. For example, Egyptian Musk is traditionally a thick oil, but has a very mild fragrance. Sudanese Coconut has a very thin consistency, but also has an extremely strong fragrance. Temperature effects the consistency of oil also, along with light. Oil has a longer shelf life without alcohol or other additives.
Perfume oils are better than body oils or fragrance types and cost more for this reason, true or false?
False. These are different names for the same products. The cost  of oils are variable based on the retailer and “grade” of the oil. There are two types of oil, one to be used on the body, and the other for making products. Generally the grade is of less quality for the oils used specifically in making other products.  Retailers pricing ranges are based on packaging and quality with averages of $4.00 for a dram and higher.
Body Oils are fake perfume, true or false?
False. Body oils at Imani’s Secret Garden are for use on the skin and of the highest quality. We do not cut or dilute our oils. Our oils are as manufactured with perfume oil placed in a carrier oil. Perfume or cologne is the perfumed oil at 10%-20% plus alcohol. Body oils are the perfumed oil without the alcohol or other fillers. Nature cannot be patented, so the mixture of florals, spices to make a scent is still original and not a fake or knock off. The packaging and brand are the trademark, and for this reason oils modeled after these items are described as types. See our website at for further information on type definition.
Why should I buy body oil instead of perfume?
Perfume, cologne and body oils are used for the same purpose, to enhance our lives with natures bounty. Whether your fragrance type is floral earthy, spicy, or exotic the earth provides the origin of your preference. Body oils have longer staying power as they are the beginning of the fragrance manufacturing. The carrier oil provides staying power past the end notes of alcohol based perfumed, not due to lack in quality but the composition, simply alcohol evaporates taking the fragrance with it, oils do not. Oils are in place in your skin pores until rubbed away, at a fraction of the cost.
Well what do you think? Quality, staying power and economically beneficial are all experiences those of us using oils as fragrance have enjoyed. Come join us, shop online: The “s” means secure, we do not sell or maintain your credit information. We do enjoy the welcomed emails of satisfaction our services provide. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel about us and our products!

What Is So Special About Dead Sea Salt?

Dead Sea Salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals are lost throughout the day and as they naturally occur in our bodies they must be replenished.  These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.  Below are some of the healing properties of these minerals some common ailments that Dead Sea salt effectively treats:

  • Magnesium: Promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements. Also essential for cell metabolism.
  • Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and calms nerves.
  • Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges.
  • Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins). Known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
  • Potassium: Great for people who suffer from asthma because it improves oxidation of the muscles of the nervous system.
  • Calcium: An essential mineral, known to strengthen bones and teeth. Also strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores.
  • Sodium: Great for dry skin as it helps to allow moisture to be absorbed more easily
  • Zinc:  Contains anti-oxidant properties which help to reduce the early signs of aging.  It also helps to speed up the healing process.
All of these minerals combined help improve skin hydration and reduce inflammation. In addition, Dead Sea salt is considered a detoxifier.
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We Mix Like Oil & Water

Hmm after a few decades of life I can think of a few instances where that statement holds true. But we are going to focus on oil…something I know a little about.

Ever put oil in a container where water is present? Notice how the oil segregates itself in individual little balls? Shaking the liquids violently fuses them or makes the separation appear gone but they never really mix totally.
I bet you are asking, “how does using essential oils in bathing work?” I am glad you asked. Taking only a few drops of oil mixed with a dispersing agent, like milk, Epsom salt, and a fine grain  salt called dendritic as a few examples allows you to reap the benefits of essential oil fragrance baths.
These agents distribute the oil over wider area and help minimize the chances of stinging sensitive areas. The agents absorb the oils and based on particle size dissolve in the water releasing the fragrance and healing property of the oils one molecule at a time!
There are other agents like baking soda, dead sea salts can also be customized with oils.
Now that you know how it works visit our online store, we have bath crystals both coarse and fine, dead sea mixtures, body scrubs with rose oil, lavender oil,and of course essential and fragrance designer oils over 400 different varieties, see you soon!
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Hello beautiful people and welcome to Imani’s Secret Garden blog! After several decades of using natural products and life practice as a pescetarian, I am glad to be able to write about my passion for well-being. Imani’s Secret Garden was created to provide natural options to health and beauty. It is my belief and life practice that the earth provides all we need to be healthy. Plant based essential oils, butters for skin moisturization and healing, along with natural detoxification agents are offered on our secure online store . We would love it if you would visit and follow our blog. Welcome again!


Not Tonight Honey I Have A Headache

There are times when our libido is not where we would like it to be for various reasons. There are many causes for decreased libido resulting in sexual dysfunction. Many people use the “little blue pill.” Still others want a natural cure or remedy. Are you thinking, “what, essential oils can help this?!”

Physical and emotional factors cause a drop in sex drive. Specifically, stress, depression, obesity, and imbalance in male and female hormones. Aromatherapy, and topical application is the common method for using essential oils to combat under-active libido balancing anxiety, emotional well being as major factors in decreasing sex drive. The sense of smell releases chemicals that are responsible for relaxation and pleasure.
Suggested use of oils:
Add to a compress, bath or massage on lower back area. These essential oils have been chosen to help stimulate circulation as well as energetically work through any underlying emotional issues.
Dilute a few drops of each into 1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil: 
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Ginger Root Essential Oil
Jasmine Essential Oil
Nutmeg Essential Oil
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
We sell essential oils and designer type fragrances online: Order today!

Best Chances For Sleep?

We all have times when we experience difficulty sleeping. I am not a pill person so essential oils are a great solution for this problem. There are 8 oils with the effect of relaxation.

Lavender, Veviter, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Marjoram all have great qualities for relaxation. Topical or diffuse them for the same effect.
Sleep is important for maintaining balance in the body. Too little sleep will cause a rise in blood pressure, weight gain, and mood instability.
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Up Up And Away

Ever put on your fragrance and wonder where it went just a few hours later? I have used my products for over thirty years and always am surprised by compliments hours after applying my fragrance du jour!

Women may find using oil fragrance types much more economical, and pleasing and getting a bigger bang from your buck.
Most perfumes on the average last 1-3 hours, that is barely through lunch! In comparison oil fragrance types last a staggering 6-15 hours once applied.
The best method is to apply fragranced oil to freshly showered skin, (using a vegetable based natural soap from Imani’s Secret Garden too), applying to pressure points.
The essential areas to dab and smear are behind the ear lobes, behind the knees, throat, bend of elbows, and ankles. Why? Well these areas are pressure points where blood vessels deliver heat serving as your own personal diffuser.
The oils have the added benefit of moisturizing your skin and leaving a unique scent with blending with your own natural body chemistry.
Alcohol is the filler in most commercial scents, and as it evaporates so does the essence of your fragrances causing the need to reapply, increasing your health and beauty budget. These perfumes do go on with a harsh strong vapor which evaporates as the alcohol dries taking your scent with it…
We have a vast list of fragrance types some old favorites, new boutique items including new selections from Jimmy Choo, Coach,Beyonce, JayZ for men, along with Calvin Klein, Coco Channel, Viva La Juicey, the list is endless. Check out fragrance list on our website:
Take a look and buy on line, small, medium and large, starting as low as $3.00 or customize a gift basket. (Father’s day is coming and he does not need any more socks…he told me.)
Can you imagine how long a bottle of Imani’s Secret Garden oil will last if for 15 hrs per day you apply once! Tell a friend, this is too good of a deal to keep to yourself.  Hurry to our online store: