Breath of Life, Avoid Artificial Fragrance
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Ditch Artificial Fragrance

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” – Winston Churchill.

Ditch Artifcial Fragrance

Air quality has a big impact on our overall health. I will keep it simple and list changes you can make to improve your indoor air quality.


Some people are more sensitive to artificial fragrances than others, they have adverse reactions such as hives, headaches, irritability, brain fog, asthma, allergies, and more. But even when someone doesn’t have these immediate symptoms their overall health may still be impacted. Fragrances get into our sinuses, from there they enter into our lung tissues and finally they enter our bloodstream. The long-term impacts may be interpreted as hormonal irregularities, such as imbalances of estrogen, which in turn may throw testosterone out of balance, for men and women. There is now also research that suggests artificial fragrance may be the secondhand smoke of this generation.

At present, it may affect a person’s friends and other members of their family the most, such as kids, a spouse, and even pets and outdoor animal friends as well. Many don’t like confronting people they love about this issue and some just simply don’t know how damaging artificial fragrances are to health as well as to social interaction, especially for friends and family that are more sensitive to the chemical off-gassing.

Don’t take my word for it, there is so much information now being revealed about artificial fragrance. I highly recommend watching films like Stink, a documentary exposing the truth about the fragrance industry. Check out the film here!

What Can You Do? Simple Changes…

**Ditch artificial fragrances (think wall plug-ins and sprays that come in a can) that merely cover up foul odors. Instead, clean the home naturally. Keep indoor plants, especially herbs, aloe and spider plants as they are natural air purifiers.

If you burn candles, burn only pure beeswax candles, never paraffin and never fragranced candles.

Open your windows, especially when you cook, whenever possible.

If you are cooking, make use of the exhaust fan over the stove, and leave it on for a little bit after you are done cooking.

During and after your shower(for about 20 minutes after) run the exhaust fan, or open a window in the bathroom to remove excess moisture, which will prevent mold and mildew.

Invest in HEPA Air Purifiers( without Bluetooth or wifi, that’s another issue). Some Hepa Air purifiers also have a UV-C germicidal light.

**Ditch chemical air fresheners for the car. Try a 100% natural homemade essential oil mix instead.

**Ditch perfumed cat litter(think glade scented, fresh scent, etc. Buy Unscented scoopable cat litter with activated charcoal.

**Buy Unscented garbage bags.

**Use wool dryer balls, instead of dryer sheets.

**Biodegradable laundry products are always the best, some are fragrance-free and some have a scent that is derived only from essential oils, read all ingredients carefully!

**Vinegar and Baking Soda go a long way, they are economical, effective and hypoallergenic. You can find many recipes online for creating your own homemade cleaners, sometimes you can add essential oils too.

**Ditch Cologne and Perfume – most of these are made using chemical mixes and there is little to no regulation of these products in regards to the health issues they may cause.


Helpful product tips:

*Look for companies that disclose all ingredients, that are free of synthetic fragrance, or support the local artisan that makes trustworthy and naturally scented products or learn to make your own, it can be quite fun!

*Seventh Generation is a decent Product line.

*Dr. Bronner’s makes excellent products, including personal care products, as well as home cleaning solutions, they have the best ingredients that I have found in any store-bought personal care and cleaning products. They are also my go-to brand.

Here is a great book that speaks on effective natural cleaning and green building materials…


See the Full Holistic Living Reading List – Click Here

Ditch Artificial Fragrance

Check out the following info:

Environmental Working Group Website, Click Here



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