We can grumble about the onslaught of chemical fragrances out there but where does the true responsibility rest? There are some environments we cannot control, but we can make choices about what we put in our shopping carts and allow in our homes. If you have products that are synthetically fragranced there is a way to solve this problem. THROW THEM AWAY and replace them with unscented or truly natural scented items.
Be aware that labels can say "natural", "green", and "botanical" and contain synthetic chemical fragrances. Look for anything on the label that lists FRAGRANCE OR PARFUM--do not purchase.
Here are some ideas for items to toss in your Toxic Box:
Perfumes and colognes, cosmetics
Scented powders, lotions, creams (remember baby stuff too)
Scented laundry soap, softener, dryer sheets
Scented candles, gels, potpourri
Air freshener sprays, Plug Ins, car deodorizers
Scented shampoos, conditioners, hair spray
Scented deodorants, anti perspirants
Household soaps, carpet cleaners
Toilet tank drop ins
Scented toilet paper and feminine products
Scented toys,kitty litter, trash bags
In an effort to keep my posts fairly short, I will share information about using essential oils
for fragrancing and hormone balance in the next entry.
Be Well, Jennifer Nordin
Oils For Wellness