If y'all are like me, you can't tolerate these super strong fragrances that they are adding to all products. Recently my "dumb" husband (his words not mine!) accidentally purchased a cleanser for the dishwasher, not paying attention to the fragrance listed in the ingredients. Needless to say I get a migraine everytime the dishwasher door is opened now. We have tried everything suggested on the Internet on how to get rid of the perfume, but nothing has worked for over a month. The chemical… read more
The strong smells really are a big trigger for me
I realize that the natural scents are the best. I only like the rose smell from roses. I buy unscented as much as possible. Shampoo, lotions have to be tolerable with my weird body system. I am also wheat, gluten free so I have to read everything and I try to smell before I buy. I do use April fresh Downey for my laundry, but it is the only thing I buy scented.
But I agree with you, it's ridiculous to have to go into public and some of those scents are horrible.
Marypatfitz, Go to www.acs.org and complain. They add phthalates to everything to make the smell stronger and last longer, and they are not good for us. We need to speak up! No more!
We have a fantastic patch of milkweed this year. We grew it from seeds last year. I can't wait to see if I attract any Monarchs this year. And yes, the flowers are so sweet, but gentle in fragrance. My complaint with what the companies are doing is because we are having a heck of a hard time buying any products that aren't over scented. They scent everything now with super strong smells. I used to be able to use regular clothes detergents, but now everyone has these super bolstered strong smells that set off my migraines from 30 ft away. And the companies are researching ways to make all fragrances last longer. Soon our hair shampoo and body soap won't wear off at the end of the day. But CHEMICALS are what's making the smell last longer. Dangerous chemicals! They claim it can't hurt us, but if you add up shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, hand cream, hand sanitizer, clothes detergents, and fabric softeners all together, it does throw us into danger zones. But besides that, I don't want my house to smell like Gain. I want my home to smell of the cookies I bake, or the cornbread or roast. Yet, because my hubby made that one tiny mistake, I have no refuge from the super strong Gain smell coming out of my dishwasher...and now my plastic glasses stink too. I have to hide in my own home. And he made that mistake over a month ago, yet the smell is just as strong today as it was a month ago. Doesn't that set off alarms for anyone else? That these chemicals can infusion themselves into other objects? And they won't go away with using various methods that used to work on most natural smells?
No, I'm AnnR and I'm inviting people to join me in protesting the chemicals disguised as fragrances. Not only those who are bothered by fragrances, but all of us who are being g exposed.
Ps You may not realize that fragrances are just chemicals now, polymers that make you think you smell vanilla or jasmine, but it's just a chemical tricking your brain. And these "perfumes" mess with our estrogen and many are cancerous. Read up on it. It's scary that just because perfumers consider their fragrances as "trade secrets", they don't have to disclose all the chemicals they actually use. They just list fragrance.
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