Perfume & Fragrance is akin to second-hand cigarette smoke and as potentially harmful. 

Perfume or ‘POISON’ - is a secret toxic blend of synthetic chemicals with the ability to instantly cause harm, both in the short term and long term.

Short term, for those with sensitivities or allergies and long term in the form of cancers and hormone disruptors.

If you are reading this – you are probably more than aware of the potential evils that are in perfumes and fragrances. Your symptoms are probably wide and varied with anything from nausea, asthma, hives/contact dermatitis and urticaria, migraines, dizziness, fatigue, swollen eyes and more – or a good combo of each that knocks you out at first whiff!

The hidden secret ingredients, closely guarded and self-regulated by The Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Assoc. are potentially a murky blend of aldehydes, formaldehydes, ketones, esters, benzenes, parabens, phthalates, synthetic musk and petrochemical aromatics.

Fragrances are widely used and included in a variety of products so below is only a generic guide:

  • Perfumes, Colognes & Aftershave
  • Deodorants
  • Cosmetics
  • Skin care products
  • Sun creams & sprays
  • Hair care products
  • Soaps, shower gels and other detergents
  • Baby care products
  • Nappy bags & wipes
  • Toothpastes & mouthwashes
  • Laundry products
  • Cleaning products
  • Pharmaceutical creams
  • Insecticides
  • Air fresheners
  • Scented candles
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
  • kids scented pens and erasers, stickers
  • loo paper  & sanitary products
  • Artificial flavourings in foods

Be aware

Fragrance free or unscented does not guarantee that the products to do not contain chemicals. They simply imply that they have no perceptible odour.

Hypoallergenic usually means that the manufacturer believes that this product is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than others. There is no requirement to substantiate their claim.

Natural implies that the ingredients are plants based, read labels carefully - often the botanical image on the it is the only natural looking thing!  

Further reading:

Dangers of Fragrance 

Netflix 'Stink' Trailer - MUST SEE

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