We live in a scented world where everything from toilet paper, cleaning products and personal care products contain a scent. Manufacturers label these scents in their product ingredient list as 'fragrance'. While manufacturers must list all ingredients of their products, the term 'fragrance' is an umbrella term which masks a host of toxic chemicals.
These fragrances are derived from petroleum and contain a myriad of toxic chemicals. These chemicals include benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates and a slew of other known toxins that are capable of disrupting the hormonal system, of causing cancers, allergies, asthma and migraines.
Fragrances used in perfume, colognes and personal care products are absorbed through the skin and the toxins enter straight into the bloodstream causing health issues.
You should always read the ingredient list when purchasing products, especially those that you will apply to your skin. Avoid any that contain the word ' fragrance'. If you like, for example, an aromatic olive oil soap then choose a natural skin care product that uses natural essential oils. These are scents as nature has intended!
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