Has smelling a perfume or cologne ever triggered a headache or a sneezing attack? These are just a few signs of how toxic fragrances can be. In fact, one single fragrance can be made up of hundreds of synthetic chemicals.
According to a study commissioned by The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics analyzing ingredients in fragrance products, the majority of these chemicals have never even been tested for safety. Data from the study also revealed that some of the chemicals found in fragrances were linked to health issues such as allergies, hormone disruption, and cancer.
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Using essential oils is a safe, healthy alternative to keep yourself smelling sweet. Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds found in plant material. All essential oils are not created equal, however. Many oils marketed as essential oils are really fragrance oils that contain synthetic chemicals. Be sure to use a food-grade essential oil.
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