Ever wonder why smelling perfume or cologne can trigger a headache? It might possibly be the cocktail of toxic ingredients that make up these not-so-sweet scents. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) states that perfumes and colognes typically contain a dozen or more synthetic chemicals that are potentially hazardous.
The most offending thing about these perfumes and colognes is that many of the toxic ingredients in the formulations are left undisclosed to consumers. The mixture of chemicals are not individually listed, but are generically listed as ‘fragrance’. Due to the Federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1973, fragrances are exempt from listing each ingredient in the formulations.
Research also confirms that many of the ingredients in fragrances have been found to be neurotoxins, which have adverse effects on the nervous system. Many of the ingredients are associated with allergic reactions. These chemicals have also been shown to accumulate in human tissue, which means that your perfumes can have a lasting effect that could be hazardous to your health.
The healthy, safe way to get your signature scent is with an essential oil. Essential oils are the aromatic compounds found in parts of plants. They are beautifully fragrant and also provide therapeutic benefits to the body.
It is important to choose the highest quality essential oil to experience the best fragrance. dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils are some of the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils on the market.