A recent article by Dr. Mercola discussed some of the dangerous chemicals found in many fragrant products. Here are a few of the main points he discussed.
- Laboratory tests found a total of 38 chemicals not listed on the labels in 17 name-brand fragrances (such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Bath & Body Works, Old Spice, Calvin Klein, and more)
- The average fragrance product contained 14 chemicals that were not disclosed on the label (along with another 15 that were listed)
- Fragrances commonly contain parabens, phthalates, and synthetic musks that may cause hormone disruption, reproductive problems, or possibly cancer
- The exact ingredients in synthetic fragrances are protected as “trade secrets” and therefore do not have to be disclosed on the label
After reading the article, I got to thinking, why not use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils as a perfume. The fragrances smell great,, they are natural with no toxins, and may provide many unexpected benefits. Here are some of my favorite oils to wear as perfumes…
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