Most people do not think about it, but perfumes are one of those things that we cannot live without. We use these fragrances on a daily basis as we naturally want to smell good throughout the day. However, you may recall a situation wherein you bring in a new scent and tell yourself “no way this smells natural”? Well, that is probably because it isn’t — most perfumes out there in the market are made synthetically using all sorts of chemicals that we can barely pronounce.
The problem with synthetic fragrances
Now you might be thinking — so what if the perfume I am using is not organic? Should it not matter as long as I smell good? What most people do not realize is that synthetic fragrances on the market are loaded with chemical ingredients sourced from a variety of petrochemicals (as high as 95%). The problem with these ingredients is that many of them have been found by recent medical studies to be a contributing factor to a wide range of health problems from allergies, asthma and hormonal imbalance to nerve-related disorders, neurotoxicity, congenital disabilities and even cancer. [Read more…]