Synthetic Fragrance Harms Our Health

Synthetic Fragrance is everywhere and it often smells soo good but did you know it is responsible for many serious health issues?

Basique Opulence was created using essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance as a way of having products that are good for our health in every way instead of harmful to our health.

In my early twenties my toxin overload from synthetic fragrance (and other chemicals in processed foods I’m sure) was soo high I began to develop headaches and rashes when I was near it. I can’t even walk by a Yankee Candle or Bath and Body Works without the urge to run. I found myself consciously avoiding synthetic fragrance and seeking out natural aromas which trigger no such reactions. Because what is a life without divine healing and healthy aroma?

I’ve since learned the power of detoxing through food and herbs to rid the body of excess toxins that trigger reactions and create health issues so my tolerance of synthetic fragrance is currently higher but I still avoid it when I can.

Unfortunately, the dangers of synthetic fragrance get worse than headaches and rashes so I want everyone reading this to take heed and make some health supportive changes to eliminate as much synthetic fragrance as you can from your life if you value your health.

What Are Synthetic Scents?

Synthetic scents or “fragrance” represent an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals and environmental toxicants. These artificial scents can can be found in all kinds of body care, hair care, cosmetic products, as well as air fresheners, cleaning materials and laundry detergents.

According to the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics, hair products are especially problematic. More than 95 percent of shampoos, conditioners and styling products contain fragrance as an ingredient. 

(3) I’m sure you’ll agree that we all want our hair to smell good, but we could do without the use of toxic ingredients.

Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label. (4)

Avoiding the dangers of synthetic scents is crucial. It’s something I need you to share with your family and friends. When a company puts “fragrance” on the label, don’t be tricked. This is a catch-all term actually can stand for thousands of different ingredients (literally, at least 3,000).

And when you use a product containing “fragrance” or “parfum,” all of those mysterious ingredients are absorbed right into your bloodstream. These ingredients are predominantly made from chemicals and are just outright toxic for your health in so many ways.

Why do companies use synthetic fragrance instead of essential oils?

Are you wondering why companies would continue to use synthetic scents if they’re so bad for our health? The answer is straightforward — they are cheaper. Synthetic scents can be an extremely cheap way to give everything from shampoo to lotion to candles a desirable scent. Unfortunately, just because you enjoy a scent, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.

High quality, 100 percent pure essential oils are not cheap like synthetic scents, but for good reason. Essential oils are extremely concentrated. It takes 1,000 pounds of handpicked flowers from an orange tree to produce the neroli essential oil, which has an incredible floral and citrusy intoxicating scent. Neroli is just one of many awesome options when it comes to essential oils and a personal favorite of mine.

Health issues connected to synthetic Fragrance


Child Autism & Other Birth Defects

Allergic & Toxic Body Reactions

Asthma & Other Breathing Difficulties

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This graphic shows the known health issues associated with synthetic fragrance and the corresponding chemicals. Keep in mind there are 1000s unknown

So what can you use instead of synthetic fragrance?

Essential oil based products or unscented body, hair, laundry, dish soap products are the safest and healthiest for your health.

When it comes to air freshening you can diffuse essential oils or burn all natural resin and spice incense. Smudging sage & botanicals and even Palo Santo are great options as well.

Boiling fruits, spices & herbs on your stove is a wonderful way to scent the home and make healing tonics for drinking while you do it.

Breaking up with synthetic fragrance is challenging because it is literally everywhere. Unfortunately for most people the break up usually doesn’t happen until they start having noticeable health issues. Don’t be one of those people. You deserve great health.

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