Do Perfumes or Colognes have essential Oils?
Perfumes and Colognes are not made from flowers or essential oils; they are made from toxic synthetic chemicals. They are a health hazard.
There are over 4,000 chemicals used to make fragrances. Nearly 99% of them come from petroleum products.
Federal Agencies do not regulate the fragrance industry, even though the chemicals in perfume can damage our health in much the same way as the chemicals in tobacco smoke. The chemicals in perfumes can cause cancer, just as the chemicals in tobacco as well as colognes, antiperspirants, lotions, air fresheners, and some laundry products, not to mention chemicals in products such as hair color, shampoo, hairspray, styling gel, and conditioner--that is why hair care products purchased exclusively from salons are safer than the ones on the retail market. Most salons have done the research for hair and skin.
Constant exposure to chemicals like these can cause a person to become sensitized. Everyone has a natural barrier to protect them from harmful substances. When this barrier becomes over exposed for a long term, the barrier gradually breaks down and the immune system can no longer protect the body. This is what is called: “sensitized.” When the protective barrier is gone, a person can become very ill, exhibit extreme allergic reactions, and even some forms of cancer can appear.
This protective barrier can repair its self if we take away the irritants (chemicals) that are causing this problem, but over long terms
of exposure, it is possible to destroy it permanently. Those in the medical profession are seeing this, because more people are suffering from asthma, allergies, sensitivity to certain clothing fabrics or additives, laundry soaps, deodorants, lotions, shampoos, fragrances, and many more.
We would be much better off with Essential Oils instead of harmful chemicals. Essential Oils are made from natural, growing plants that have healing properties in them. It makes more sense for us to use natural substances, rather than harmful chemical substances. Essential oils can help to heal not only our sense of smell but our emotions and feelings of well being. People would probably be much healthier without all these artificial chemical irritants.
Why would anyone want to put harmful things into and onto their bodies? This question baffles the mind. Fragrance for profit is a major industry. Why does anyone want to make a profit on something that could harm others?
The founder of Soothers developed what is called occupational asthma as well as being hypersensitive and chemcial -sensitive. This was the result of a career as a Cosmetologist for over 30 years. Early in her career, she applied acrylic nails to clients for over 15 years. Added to these harmful fumes, hair color chemicals and perm solutions 4 to 8 times a day over the course of 30+ years,she has become “sensitized.” This is what happens to people who are exposed to harmful chemicals. It is too bad that there was no form of adequate ventilation back at the beginning of her career or other protection for people in cosmetology , such as masks and efficient ventilation systems that are more prevalent today in salons, and for other kinds of jobs that have hazardous chemicals as well. She has asthma attacks when exposed to the following: chemicals: perfumes, fertilizer, pesticides, laundry soaps and fabric softeners, paint and solvents, anything with fragrances in it as well as smoke of any kind.
What is so interesting is that Essential Oils do not affect or harm her--maybe because they are healing.
Please, let us all choose to be healthy.
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