Almost every home and body product list fragrance as an ingredient. It doesn’t matter if it’s a traditional, natural or organic product, chances are fragrance is present on the list. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “What the heck is fragrance!”
Well, there are 5,000+ chemical compounds added to everyday products to give them a sweet aroma. These scents are often the final selling point for most consumers when buying products such as panty liners, diapers, cosmetics, skincare, household cleaners, and more.
The truth is the ingredients that make up fragrance don’t have to be shared…by law…they are considered confidential. Now how convenient is that? Convenient for manufacturers but hazardous to our health. If we don’t know what a fragrance is–we open ourselves up to irritation, allergic reactions, and contact dermatitis, among other things.
These synthetic scents are foreign to our bodies and introduce us to toxic chemicals that cause hormone disruption. What’s more is some substances include Phthalates and Neurotoxicants which are toxic to our development, brain, reproductive system, and our children’s health. No Bueno!
If you’re like me and want to avoid these dangers, opt for products that don’t have fragrance or perfume (parfum) listed as ingredients. Also, just because a product says “Fragrance-free” doesn’t mean it’s safe. The scent might be neutralized by a chemical compound so please do your research!
Hope this helps!