Sick of Feeling Bad About Trying to Smell Good?
Two big reasons that smells from perfumes, parfums and fragrances are not as healthy as smells from essential oils:
Not only are they linked to cancer risks, but also birth defects, Central Nervous System disorders and allergic reactions. Who needs that!
In addition to the direct contact risk from these products there is a second-hand exposure risk (Thomas, 2016). Odors are released into environments such as:
Scents produced by synthetic chemicals rather than from 100% natural, living, cold-pressed,
wild-crafted organic sources, are usually cheaper and lack regulation to improve consumer protection. No Agency regulates the fragrance industry (Sigurdson, Esq.,
Some Solutions – Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware!)
Be aware of some potentially risky products
|· Moisturizers||· Body Wash|
|· Soaps||· Candles|
|· House cleaning agents|
By simply using the terms ‘fragrance’ or ‘flavor’ a manufacturer can take advantage of a legal loophole ostensibly to protect any trade secrets. What this loophole literally provides to these manufacturers is a way to avoid listing ingredients, which may be toxic.
Choose to Smell Good the Healthy Way
Products made with cold-pressed, essential oils not only smell good but have the power to promote positive, energetic, emotional and physical well-being through aromatherapy.
Steer Clear Of:
Look For 100% Pure, wild-crafted essential oils from non-GMO botanicals:
Some Final Thoughts
According to Health (July-August, 2016, pp. 106-108), here are five ways to use essential oils besides on your skin: