Catch Up Monday: Layers of Fragrance

This post was originally shared on May 3, 2012.  I have chosen to post it again as there are so many new followers and this is something that I am passionate about sharing with others.  I never thought once about it until becoming ill and sensitive to chemicals myself.

I wonder how many give any thought to how many layers of fragrance they are wearing and the amount of chemicals they are being exposed to as a result of these layers.  I know that I never thought much about it until I became ill and my body refused to tolerate fragrances and chemicals of any kind.

Think about it for a moment.  You get up in the morning and shower using fragrant or scented soaps, shampoos, and conditioners.  You exit the shower and put on scented lotions, hair gels and hairspray.  Next comes make-up and perfumes.  Last you put on your clothes that have been laundered in scented soaps and fabric softeners or worse yet come from the dry cleaner.  Every one of these products you have put on your body is full of chemicals.

Your sense of smell over time becomes dulled as your body masks itself to all these fragrances.  Have you ever walked by a little old lady and thought you would keel over from her perfume as if she had taken a bath in it?  After years of putting it on I believe she has become so masked that it takes more and more for her to even smell what she has put on herself.

We need to be more aware of what we are putting on our bodies and absorbing through our skin.  I have learned to do without a lot of products that I have not been able to find that are safe enough for me to wear.  I no longer color my hair, wear fragrant lotions or use fragrant products.  I think that what we put on our skin is worth thinking about.

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5 responses to “Catch Up Monday: Layers of Fragrance

  1. Thanks for the awareness.
    I live in a community that is pretty cognizant of fragrance. Most of us do not wear perfume or scented lotions, but we do use essential oils, which I find pretty funny, as they can be just as potent as perfume!

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  3. It’s really quite eye-opening once you start thinking about everything applied that contains fragrance.

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