Is Fragrance/Perfume The New Second-Hand Smoke?
You walk into a store full of scented candles. They smell so fresh and lovely, but a few minutes later, your nose starts to itch and you start to get a headache.
A beautiful woman sits next to you in the movie theatre, but sadly her perfume arrived before she
When people go to a public place, they are sharing what is now being called “secondhand fragrance”. This is the combination of harmful chemicals being released into the public air space from air fresheners, cleaning products, and scented candles, plus all the products people are wearing (from hair spray, shampoo, clothes, to perfume, etc).
Everyone is involuntarily breathing contaminated air even if they choose to not wear fragranced products.
What could be wrong with a beautiful fragrance/perfume? Nothing, if it is a genuine and authentic plant-derived, unadulterated essential oil. These oils have been effectively used for fragrance throughout history. However, since World War II, inexpensive, synthetic chemicals can produce fragrances that are abundantly available and can be toxic.
You may be desensitized to the fragrance/cologne you wear, but others aren't. Let's start a perfume free revolution!
The Environmental Protection Agency
says indoor air pollution is real, partly because of fragrances, and that our homes and offices “can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.”
Here at Parisian's Pure Indulgence, we take indoor air pollution seriously and will be phasing out all of our currently scented lotions and cremes in favor of scenting only with Essential Oils. This is how strongly we feel about eliminating fragrance oils.
For example, o
ur Sugared Butter Whip Body Polish
is scented with 5-fold Citrus Essential Oil and remains the most popular product in our body care line. Essential oil scenting is best for you and our environment.
Are you bothered by perfumes/colognes others wear?
Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!
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