Forget the fact that I know how to make perfume; as I always known that commercial products are always poorly produced. Except for the very expensive few.
Personally, I understand most of these commercial products we use on how body has a way into our body; which is why I am very careful of what I use on my body. We couldn’t have forgotten about some commercial products that caused cancers and the rest sometimes last year.
So, if you care about your health; it’s high time you stop using commercial perfumes. I have shared some datils in this post.
Take it or leave it, many commercial perfumes can cause health problems and/or exacerbate some conditions you may already be suffering from, such as allergic reactions, headaches, hormone disruption, increased severity of asthma or eczema conditions, thyroid complications and a suppressed immune system.
These health risks are caused by the chemicals which are included in the perfume recipes and which, because of the secrecy clauses included in the manufacture of commercially branded perfumes, are often undisclosed on the product packaging.
Many of the chemicals included are petro chemicals and are derived from either petroleum or natural gases, and it is around half of these chemicals which are not required to be disclosed. More worrying is that over 300 of these chemicals can be used in perfume manufacture and around 43% of these are untested and have no FDA approval.
The scent of commercial perfumes does tend to last longer than an organic perfume but again, this is due to added fixative chemicals such as Diethyl Phthalates. The possible health costs of regular use of these chemicals in the perfume you wear is extremely high and can include an increased risk of developing cancer, possible birth defects and low sperm count.
An Environment Defence Group conducted a study on the presence of chemicals in 3 new born babies. The findings showed the presence of 137 chemicals. Although, not all of the chemicals found in the newborns are used in perfumes, however a number of them are.
Of the 137 chemicals found:
132 are linked with the onset of cancer
133 are linked to reproduction and development problems
110 are toxic to the brain and nervous system
For the average person who uses commercial perfumes once or twice a week, this should cause no real problems but for those who regularly use it at least once a day it I worth remembering that around 60% of the perfume you wear will be absorbed into the bloodstream. As much of the perfume is made up from chemicals, and contains very little natural scent, this is a lot of unnatural products you are absorbing and carrying around in your body.
The health risks attributed to some of these chemicals include:
Parabens – A synthetic preservative which is reputed to disrupt hormones.
Phthalates – A preservative which is carcinogenic, (linked with cancer).
Additional contraindications of phthalates include kidney and liver damage, birth defects, decrease in sperm count and premature breast development in both male and female.
Synthetic Musk’s – linked to a disruption in hormones. Traces of synthetic musk’s have been found in umbilical cord blood from newborn babies, breast milk, body-fat and fat tissue.
While some pure essential oils are not completely risk free, those that do carry restrictions, such as those not suitable during pregnancy, are not hidden and the information can be freely found. This allows your perfumes to be tailored to suit the person who will be wearing it. There is such a wide range of essential oils that it is a simple matter of substituting unsuitable oil for a similar scent that is suitable and ensuring that any health risks are easily avoided.
If you don’t like to give chances to any of the above; then, you probably need to start producing your own organic perfumes. At least, you can safe yourself of these risks.
What is Organic Perfume
Organic perfumes are made up from natural products and contain none of the additional chemicals and synthetic scents that commercial perfumes are made from.
They are manufactured using pure essential oils which not only offer an amazing variety of scents but which also contain therapeutic benefits, so in addition to smelling great, your perfumes could also be treating any ailments or long-term health conditions you may have.
Just make sure you stay glue to this blog; as I will be teaching you all you need to know about organic perfume production.
If you have any questions; please, leave it below.