WHY WE WON’T BE BUYING PERFUME THIS MOTHER’S DAY

WHY WE WON’T BE BUYING PERFUME THIS MOTHER’S DAY

The longer we work with natural scents and ingredients, the more sensitive our noses become to synthetic ingredients.  This is especially true for scents.  We can’t stay long in those retail stores that pump synthetic fragrance through the air – we get headaches.  And it is the same for many commercial perfumes – even the well-known established brands. We simply react to the chemicals contained in the formulations.  And here is why.  What is in perfumes can be highly toxic – and these toxic ingredients are not required to be listed on the bottle, or ever disclosed.  The ingredients in perfumes are protected by what is known as a ‘trade secret’ – they never have to be disclosed.

A few common examples that you’ll find in perfumes:

SYNTHETIC MUSKS – bioaccumulate in the fatty tissue of aquatic organisms

g-TERPINENE – causes asthma and central nervous system disorders

a-TERPINEOL – highly irritating to mucous membranes

ETHYL ACETATE – on EPA hazardous waste list

BENZYL ACETATE – carcinogenic

You’ll find more information via any of the websites below…

http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/fragrance-and-parfum/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/27/toxic-perfume-chemicals.aspx

http://www.ourlittleplace.com/chemicals.html

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