Beware of synthetic fragrances and how they affect you. Synthetic fragrances can be very toxic because synthetic chemicals are used to achieve the scent. Synthetic scents can cause skin rashes, headaches, dizziness, eye irritations, allergies, asthma attacks, and nausea. This is your body’s signaling that you are being intoxicated by this scent.
Your skin it is very important because anything that touches your skin takes 3 seconds to get into your blood stream. This includes things such as creams, lotions, perfumes, cosmetics, laundry detergents, and household cleaning products. Therefore, be aware and very conscious about the ingredients you are allowing to meet your skin. (draxe.com/beauty/natural-skin-care/).
Perfumes: Many store-bought perfumes are full of phthalates which are synthetic fragrances. Instead of taking natural essences of nature, synthetic chemicals are used to mimic nature and can wreak havoc on your body such as your hormonal balance. (draxe.com/health/europe-bans-toxic-fragrance-ingredient/). One easy way to determine if your perfume has phthalates is look of the bottom of the bottle, if it has a recycle number 3 on it, then it has phthalates (luxbeautary.com/does-all-fragrance-contain-phthalates/). The term of “fragrance” or “parfum” is a coined word that the definition could be a varied mixture of synthetic chemicals. Synthetic scents can cause skin rashes, headaches, dizziness, eye irritations, allergies, asthma attacks, and nausea. This is your body’s signaling that you are being intoxicated by this scent. Zoe Seeker if you use perfumes, please apply onto your clothing instead of directly onto your skin.
Cosmetics: Cosmetics are unique and for this reason it is very important to read the labels. This includes makeup, skincare, haircare products and nailcare products. Toxic ingredients are easy to come by in many brands. One reason for this is the United States is not as picky as the European Union regarding the use of chemicals with bad reputations such as mercury and lead. Imagine the use of formaldehyde in cosmetics, which is used as well as most known for its use in embalming of dead corpses! Read, read, please read your labels. One helpful tip is an ingredient list longer than 20 ingredients is typically worthy of avoiding. Usually, the longer the ingredient list is the more synthetics and harmful ingredients it contains. Beware because “parfum” and “fragrance” ingredients are commonly found in cosmetics. Listen to your body especially when getting a headache from using a new product, it could very well be in “fragrance” or “parfum” in the ingredient list that your body is rejecting. (draxe.com/beauty/diy-foundation-makeup/).
Household Cleaning: I know that sodium hypochlorite or bleach is a commonly used for cleaning and disinfecting. However, bleach has been known to irritate your eyes, skin, and lungs. If you were a scientist in a laboratory, you would wear safety glasses, gloves, and mask then would with the liquid over a hooded vent. Many times, I have seen people clean with these types of harsh chemicals without as little as gloves to protect themselves from these chemicals. Useful, just as powerful, and non-toxic alternatives for cleaning are available and others can be made at home like vinegar mixed with water, Castille soap (soap concentrate), and plant-based products.
Consider using essential oils to give fragrance to your home and continue to use non-toxic detergents as well as household cleaning products. There are many laundry detergents and household cleaning products widely available that use essential oils to give fragrance instead of synthetic fragrances. Essential oils are a fabulous way to bring nature into cleaning; not only bringing a wonderful smell to your home but also bringing the powerful cleansing oils especially citrus and tea tree oils. (draxe.com/health/natural-cleaning-products/). Zoe Provisions desires each Zoe Seeker to live long, love life and bring heaven to your skin!