Make One Change March 2019: Avoid Fragrance

Fragrance… such an innocuous word… with such ominous meaning… Fragrance, Parfum, or Perfume are generic words for a group of chemicals that mask the odor of any particular product. They are technically the “intellectual property” of the company that create’s them, and in order to protect the company’s IP, Australian Law does not require the ingredients to be listed on the packaging. Unfortunately, many of the ingredients will make us sick. Mild consequences include headaches, rashes, and general malaise. More serious poisoning can contribute to respiratory illness, thyroid dysfunction, cancer, and hormone disruption (think infertility and acne… to name a few).

Check all your cleaning products, cosmetics, body cremes and washes, laundry products NOW and CHUCK OUT ALL FRAGRANCE!

Read on for references, further information and resources, and some amazing alternatives!

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This article from @environmentalworkinggroup 's research on fragrances, specifically perfumes (including the brands which have the highest health-reducing chemicals out of those tested). In this article they've both checked out what chemicals are in each fragrance, and outlined the health issues that each chemical or chemical group contributes towards. Furthermore "The federal government is equally uninformed. A review of government records shows that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not assessed the vast majority of these secret fragrance chemicals for safety when used in spray-on personal care products such as fragrances. Nor have most been evaluated by the safety review panel of the International Fragrance Association or any other publicly accountable institution." Full article: https://www.ewg.org/research/not-so-sexy #makeonechangemar19

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3163 ingredients behind the word "fragrance", according to @environmentalworkinggroup The products containing the worst ones (the ones that can cause birth defects) include facial cleanser, after shave, astringents, hair color, cleaning products, and acne treatment. But look at everything from your lip balm, to your moisturiser, to your laundry detergent. And if you use a mainstream perfume, CHUCK that out too (no matter how much it costed). Our bodies cope with small amounts of toxins, like smelling petrol at the gas station. You wouldn't perfume your house with it and breath it 24/7 would you! Full article: https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2010/02/3163-ingredients-hide-behind-word-fragrance #makeonechangemar19

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The @thecleancollective is a great online store and resource that you can trust #Repost @thecleancollective • • • • • "One of the team's absolute favourite products is the @luxaestiva Gypsy Oil. The antioxidants, omegas and vitamins are great for the skin, whilst the blend of essential oils mean it can double up as a perfume." 💚⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #TheCleanCollectiveRecommends 💚 Swipe to hear more from Charlie T 👉⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ This stunning product is a delicate infusion of oils: Neroli, Prickly Pear, Meadowfoam, Camellia, Apricot Seed and Non-Phototoxic Bergamot. It should be used daily for ultimate skin health, vitamin integration, and to boost overall skin tone and texture.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Find yours at thecleancollective.com – link in bio 👆⁣⠀products tagged 👉 ⁣⠀ #luxaestiva #cleancollectiverecommends #naturalskincare #organicskincare #toxinfreebeauty #organicbeauty #healthyskin #ecobeauty #nontoxicbeauty #wellness #naturalproducts #toxinfree #instabeauty #sensitiveskin #skincareproducts #veganskincare #luxuryskincare

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A reminder from Dr Seuss, an endless pit of wisdom! I care a lot. But then again I had rare cancer. Are you going to wait until a huge life event like that to change? Haven't you wondered why so many survivors change their habits? #Repost @tozerowasteliving • • • • • (REPOST) 👉FOLLOW: @tozerowasteliving 👉FOLLOW: @tozerowasteliving 👉FOLLOW: @tozerowasteliving . . . #saveourplanet #plasticpollution #savetheoceans #plasticpollutes #noplanetb #savetheplanet #environmentalism #protectourplanet #savetheearth #environment #planetorplastic #plasticsucks #plasticwaste #plasticfree #singleuseplastic #plasticocean #stopplastic #oceanplastic #saynotoplastic #reduceplastic #lessplastic #cleanoceans #noexcuseforsingleuse #plastickills #saveourseas #take3forthesea #savetheocean repost @mindfullychiclife via @virolapp

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