‘There is nothing more valuable than good health’
Why is it that synthetic fragrances and chemicals, which are so detrimental to our health, are so common in the home and our everyday life?! Laundry detergents, fabric softeners, disinfectants, air fresheners, shampoos, hair sprays, sunscreens, soaps, perfumes, and scented candles…….may contain hundreds of harmful chemicals known to be carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, and reproductive toxicants!!!
“Instead of being medicinal, today’s fragranced products are associated with diabetes, obesity, autism, ADD/ADHD and hormone disruption. Sadly, the person wearing or using the fragrance is not the only one affected. Synthetic fragrance affects air quality for those sharing the space as well.”
In a society where ‘clean eating’ and ‘going green’ is widely publicised, it is unfortunate that the same awareness is not raised about the hazardous chemicals that fill our homes. Even those with good intentions, buying ‘natural’ products, may be exposed to toxic chemicals, which ultimately impact on their health and wellbeing.
Unfortunately the term “natural fragrance” or “essential oil” on an ingredient list doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe. In a study analyzing 25 top selling products, green, natural and organic fragranced products emitted just as many hazardous chemicals as regular fragranced products. That’s because most essential oils in consumer products are processed with a toxic solvent.
Smelling nice, at the expense of our health, is NOT necessary – but smelling awful isn’t the only alternative. Switching perfumes and household cleaners to Essential Oils will not only leave you, and your house smelling amazing, but open up a multitude of emotional and physical benefits that Essential Oils provide as well.
Click here to find out more about the physical and emotional benefits of using Essential Oils.