Perfume is part of the American Culture.
I can instantly be transported to different time periods of my life by smelling the perfume I wore at the time.
I wore Paris in high school, Chloe in college and Opium in my 20’s and 30’s, and then I gave it all up. My boyfriend and future husband was and still is so sensitive to perfumes. Perfumes give him a headache.
I was so sad to give it up, but on the bright side I knew I would be saving a ton of money.
Turns out there was an even bigger benefit.
Little did I know at the time, but almost all perfumes, colognes and eau de toilette, yes even the most expensive perfumes are full of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Most of these ingredients are not even listed on the label.
I also find it interesting that when I was pregnant I could not stand to be around anyone who had perfume on. I think my body intuitively knew that those fragrances were extremely dangerous.
According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “Companies are allowed to put nearly any chemical into fragrances, with no required safety assessments, and they can keep the ingredients secret from consumers”.
This is an outrage!
Researchers found an average of 14 hidden chemicals, in a group of popular fragrances that included Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Coco Mademoiselle Chanel, Calvin Klein Eternity, and American Eagle’s Seventy-Seven.
This just goes to show that if these top brands have such harmful ingredients any fragrance can have them.
There is a fantastic solution.
Essential Oils are the only way to go. They are pure with nothing added. A lot of fragrance on the market uses synthetic versions of the real essential oils. Why? Because it’s cheaper.
Essential oils may seem more expensive, but not when you consider that they are so pure and so powerful that you literally only need a drop.
My go to place for essential oils is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Mountain Rose Herbs are:
- True Certified Organic by OTCO
- Free of Pesticide and Chemical Residues When Not Certified Organic Harvested
- Distilled in Clean Facilities
- From First Distillations
- Guaranteed Fresh and Unsurpassable
- True Therapeutic Quality
- Quality Control Tested
- Supervised by a Certified Aromatherapist Handled by Fun, Knowledgeable and Caring People
Every Ageless Beauty deserves a safe fragrance.