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:

  1. Ninety-five percent of chemicals used in synthetic “fragrances” are reported to be toxic (National Academy of Sciences, 1986). Derived from petro-chemicals or petroleum, these are known to be carcinogens, or cancer causing agents. Some of the known offenders are:
    • Benzene derivatives
    • Aldehydes
    • Toluene

Not only are they linked to cancer risks, but also birth defects, Central Nervous System disorders and allergic reactions. Who needs that!

  1. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2001 study, found synthetic fragrances were often shown to contain hormone disruptors linked to abnormal cell production. Pthalates are just one example of unhealthy ingredients found in fragranced products commonly sold in stores.

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:

  • Work
  • Hotels
  • Vehicles
  • Clothing, and
  • On pets and people of all ages

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., 8/17/14).

Some Solutions – Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware!)
Be aware of some potentially risky products

·         Moisturizers ·         Body Wash
          Shampoo ·         Conditioner
·         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:

  • Parabens
  • Pthalates
  • Synthetic Musk
  • Petro-Chemicals

Look For 100% Pure, wild-crafted essential oils from non-GMO botanicals:

  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Bark
  • Leaves
  • Wood, and other raw materials

Some Final Thoughts

According to Health (July-August, 2016, pp. 106-108), here are five ways to use essential oils besides on your skin:

  1. A diffuser
  2. A nebulizer
  3. Spritz your linens
  4. Run your vac
  5. Soak in the tub

Embrace your inner goddess and smell good (according to Dara Dubinet and Nectar by Ami).

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