Friday, November 18, 2011

What we don't use: Synthetic Fragrance

Synthetic Fragrances

Today, most fragrances are no longer made from natural substances, but are made from synthetic chemicals. Synthetic fragrances are commonly used in personal care products (perfume, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, lotion, face cream and deodorant) and can also be found in household products (laundry detergent, dish soap, cleaners, air fresheners etc.) We are constantly being exposed to synthetic fragrance-chemicals. The fragrance industry regularly uses more than 3,000 chemical ingredients to create perfumes and fragrances. About 95% of these ingredients are synthetic. There can be as many as 100 chemicals in a single fragrance. Synthetic fragrances are used because they are readily available and more affordable than pure natural essential oils and natural extracts.

Most adverse reactions to cosmetics and toiletries are caused by synthetic fragrance chemicals, which are known irritants and allergens. About 5% of us cannot tolerate synthetic fragrances, while up to 30% are sensitive in some way. Synthetic fragrances can aggravate asthma, cause headaches, and trigger allergic reactions Many of us have encountered synthetic fragrances that cause us to sneeze or give us violent coughing or even rashes and other skin irritations.

Tsi-La Organic fragrances are founded by women who are unable to wear traditional perfume due to allergies caused by synthetic fragrance. All Tsi-La perfumes that hold our seal DO NOT CONTAIN any synthetic fragrances - only the purest, natural and organic essential oils, plant botanicals and extracts. All of Tsi-La living flower perfumes are infused with ingredients that deliver healthful benefits.

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