It's only natural to try and eliminate unattractive odours from our environment and to seek out pleasant smells. But in doing so we could be putting our family's health at risk.
What could be wrong with a beautiful fragrance?
Nothing, if it's a wildcrafted, authentic plant derived or organic essential oil, processed without solvents. These pure essential oils have been effectively used for fragrance throughout history.
But instead of being therapeutic or medicinal, today's synthetic fragrances are the new second hand smoke! A University of Bergen in Norway study shows "Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period"
That's because we now use synthetic chemicals to produce fragrances. More than 95 percent of these synthetic chemicals are derived from petrochemicals. These particular ingredients are known carcinogens (cause cancer), obesogens (cause weight gain and metabolic disorders), neurotoxins (cause nervous system disorders), asthmagens (cause asthma), endocrine disruptors, and cause allergies and birth defects. To make matters even worse, many products labeled as “unscented” are the fragranced product with the addition of another masking fragrance.
Synthetic fragrance exposure is hazardous to our health. Simply cleaning our home's, washing our clothes or using air freshener will not only affect our own health, but the health of our loved ones who share our homes air with us.
Do you know what products in your home contain fragrance?
There may be more than you think.
Removing all products with fragrance as an ingredient will immediately improve air quality in your home. Take charge of your family’s health and wellbeing – ditch these harmful chemicals.
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In this blog we look at this really murky pool of information about microfiber, its Positives, Negatives, the alternatives, and how green those alternatives are.
When I say murky, I really mean really murky. You can find a bunch of info saying how bad microfibre is, written by companies that promote/ sell alternatives, and then when one starts digging into the alternatives, you learn that they are not so squeaky clean either.
We're well aware of the health risks linked to heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides. However, many traditional household and personal care products harbor less-discussed hazardous ingredients that contribute to the toxic load in our bodies. This accumulation of toxins, termed “body burden,” can potentially disrupt hormones, compromise the immune system, and heighten sensitivity to allergens.
Here are some straightforward yet impactful ways to reduce your family's exposure to toxins this year: