Today is Fragrance Free Day. Let's help to spread awareness to the hazards associated with fragrance in cleaning products, candles, air fresheners, lotions and perfumes. Exposure to fragrances can lead to asthma, skin irritation and even cancer.
Fragrance in deodorant (and other products) is to make us think that things are clean so when that fragrance is missing you instantly think OMG I SMELL. Recently I switched deodorants and the new one has no fragrance in it. I noticed it instantly because I didn't smell 'baby powder; or 'fresh ocean' or 'sport clean' all day long. I smelled 'Jen' and it was weird. Not that I smelled bad (ask Joe...I many a time asked him to smell my arm pits) it is that to me I didn't smell 'fresh'. How silly is that?
I think people like having a signature scent. They like smelling like something. But at what cost? Fragrances not only affect our own health but it can have an impact on those around us. That is why you will see so many companies developing Scent Free Policies.
So what can you do today? Don't wear or use products that have fragrances in them. Spread the word via Facebook and Twitter (hastag #fragrancefreeday). There will also be a live Twitter chat today from 12-1 PM EST where you can have your questions answered by a panel of experts including Quincy Yu, Founder of SeaYu and green living expert, Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Dr. Stephen Ziman, organic chemist.
Join me today and declare that smelling like "YOUR NAME" instead of 'breezy mist' or 'lilac meadow' is awesome!
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