We live in a world where we are bombarded with artificially scented products. The chemicals that are often used to formulate these fragrances are toxic to the human body over time.
It is estimated that 95% of the synthetic fragrances on the market today are derived from petroleum by-products. Trademarked scent is protected by the law as a "trade secret". These types of protected fragrances are not required to list the concoction of chemicals on the product label. They are only required to list the term "fragrance". Petrochemicals are like many of the other ingredients in synthetic fragrance in that they build in the body over time. Repeated exposure has been linked to endocrine disruption and several types of cancer.
Chemicals from the phthalate family are also commonly found in synthetic fragrances and known to be endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens. In one study, phthalates were linked to developmental abnormalities in the fetuses of exposed mothers. It has also been linked to later learning disabilities in children of exposed mothers.
With the over-abundance of these artificial fragrances being added in almost all of our household products, we have seen a leap in allergies, cancers, chronic disease, infertility, and so much more.
Protect your family by avoiding synthetic fragrances.
Looking for a better alternative? Diffusing 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, like Young Living's Citrus Fresh, can scent the home beautifully without the negative side effects (ever heard of positive side effects??).