I have to share this with you after having locked horns with a 'mindset coach' on social media, who was posting and encouraging people to use perfume to make themselves feel better when they feel low in mood.
Now, I don't disagree with the sentiment, but it actually is contributing to a huge problem in our society. It's another bullshit bandaid way of trying to help someone manage their 'mental health', and also perfume is a well known contributor to mental health and physical health issues!
Encouraging someone to use perfume to feel better is unsafe when you know how toxic perfume is and the damage it does to your mental and physical health
This post is not an attack on said 'mindset coach' but I think the post was naive and typical of the battle I as a holistic mental health professional am facing who's trying to empower people to improve their health on every level, Mind and body are one... Again that's for another blog post.
Until then know this!
Fragranced products can certainly make you feel warm, fuzzy and special, and all things in your home smell delightful.
It’s hard to deny a spritz of your favourite expensive perfume or fabric conditioned warm sheets and a sparkling clean bathroom all make you feel satisfied and even comforted.
However, I have to tell you there's a dark side and price to pay for this artificial and short lived surface level sense of comfort.
Added scents and fragrances are great for making products seem more effective & healthier. If you’re like most people, you probably assume that fragrances are 100% safe, and have no effect what so ever on your emotional and physical health, and that’s exactly what manufacturers want you to think.
Sadly, and more terrifyingly, artificial fragrances being safe couldn't be further from the truth, and YES they do impact on your emotional physical health as well as your families.
To arm you with the information you need for you to make safe product choices for you and your family, I've compiled what I believe are the top 7 things manufacturers don’t want you to know about artificial fragrance safety.
Please believe me when I tell you fragrances are linked to so many profound health risks that avoiding them is probably the #1 change you can make to reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals.
To avoid fragrances, the Environmental Working Group advise that consumers read the word “fragrance” or “parfum” and translate it to mean “hidden chemicals”.
This is why I use quality certified therapeutic pure essential oils and doTERA's other various products such as onGuard laundry detergent or their shampoo and conditioner.
Making my own products using essential oils, (lemon is fantastic for cleaning my oven), not only is non toxic and safe, I'm also getting the aroma benefits of the oils at the same time.
So, instead of coughing from burning lungs or an itchy, dry throat after cleaning my oven or bathroom, I get a natural uplift that's real and long lasting because it's impossible not to smile when you inhale any authentic citrus smell.
True health is a process of 1) eliminating toxins, 2) eating the right healthy foods/ supporting your body with good nutrition, 3) getting some exercise, 4) having a laugh 5) doing what you love/living with purpose 6) de-stressing with meditation and expanding your heart with gratitude!
If you haven't experienced the power of doTERRA oils yet and want to learn more about why doTERRAS oils can add so much more to your health than just having a nice smell around, you can join my next 'Home Essentials' online class by clicking here.
Or you can email me at [email protected] and we can schedule you a free wellness consultation where we'll simply go through your symptoms of dis-ease and look at what changes you can make to improve your whole health and wellbeing.
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