Did you know that most perfumes and colognes on the market today could be hazardous to your health? In fact, they could cause serious problems, including allergies, birth defects, and even cancer.
Unfortunately, most people don't know what they're exposing their body to. A major loophole in Federal law allows fragrance makers to hide potentially hazardous chemicals in their products. We know that some of these chemicals are toxic to your body. Two of the worst are phthalates and artificial musks.
Phthalates are extremely common in fragrances. I've discussed these in the past. I like to call them plasticizers because manufacturers add them to plastic to soften it. Inside your body, they act as some of the most powerful estrogens ever known. And we know that estrogen causes cancer.
Artificial musks are unregulated chemicals. Scientists have linked them to skin irritation, hormone disruption, and even cancer. And they can accumulate in your body.
Up to 75% of brand name fragrances on the market have one of these chemicals in them. So when you smell a chemical fragrance, or put it on your skin, you're exposing yourself to some downright terrible man-made chemicals.
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On the other hand, when you smell a rose, you're breathing in totally natural wondrous chemicals that are not harmful in any way. In fact, many natural smells are very healthy, which is why aromatherapy is so popular - it works!
We all want to look good and smell great. So use what nature made. There are some fabulous smelling pure essential oils that have nothing in them but what the plant made. Look for these in your health food stores and pick the ones that smell to your liking. Just get confirmation from the company that the essential oil is pure and unadulterated. You don't want to use man-made chemicals that can cause serious health problems.