Fragrance ingredients don't have to be listed on labels and frequently cause irritation, particularly through ingestion by inhalation. Have you ever wondered why some perfumes smell great, yet others can make you feel sick? Perfumes, fragrances, smells in general are a powerful force capable of altering emotion and are strongly linked to memories and identity. You know that smell that reminds you of grandma, or your old boyfriend or girlfriend? This could be a yummy food smell, a synthetic or natural fragrance or even an unpleasant scent of body odour!
What sort of stuff is actually in Fragrance?
Did you know that most perfumes and fragrances are made up of synthetic chemicals, 80% or more of which come from a petrochemical source?
So what ingredients do we need to be worried about specifically?
Humans have a tendency to sweat, and this is frequently associated with unpleasant odour. Hence our love affair with personal care items that include deodorants, antiperspirants and perfumes, to prevent and cover unwanted smells to keep ourselves nice. Unfortunately, the ingredients in these items are far from friendly and include possible links to Alzheimer's disease, birth defects and breast cancer.