WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS
Fragrance oils (also listed as perfume, parfum, and mis-classified as essential oil blend) have become my nemesis. Whoo ha ha. No really. The UGLY TRUTH is that the term “fragrance” represents an un-disclosed mixture of ingredients including those proven to be carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, hormone disruptors¹, neurotoxic chemicals and environmental toxicants. These synthetically derived formulations make up the artificial scents found in nearly ALL body care and cosmetic products, as well as air fresheners, cleaning materials and laundry detergents. ²
It's a controversial topic for sure. As such there's a great opportunity for misunderstanding fragrance, what it is and how it impacts you, your health and those around you. The best thing you can do, for starters, is review the links I've provided below and commit to taking small steps to reducing your exposure to these chemicals. Awareness marks the beginning of a positive lifestyle change.