Is Your Perfume On The Nose?
I have never been able to stand perfume. Having tested many different types over the years I had come to the point where I just didn’t wear it. I would honestly be happier in an enclosed space with someone with offensive body odour than strong smelling perfume. Yep that bad… It gave me headaches and made me nauseous in an instant. Now that I have discovered natural perfume however I can finally join the sweet smelling world. How sweet it is!
I know I am not alone. Many people have become sensitised when it comes to fragrances and smell which is a big deal given approximately eighty percent of beauty products contain fragrance. Studies have also shown a correlation between fragrance and the onset of migraines, allergy symptoms, asthma, and even chronic lung disease.
What’s more Phthalates are used in seventy-five percent of perfume products as a way to extend the life of the fragrance. Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors which can interfere with the actions of hormones in the human body. As most women (and a lot of men….) know hormones are not something to be messed with. Am I right ladies!? The average fragrance also contains approximately fourteen other chemicals that are not even listed on the label. About eighty percent of these unnamed chemicals have not been tested for safety. Yes you read that right….
Instead of listing these chemicals, the company may instead list “fragrance” in its place, so consumers are not aware, and the company can continue to protect their formulas. It is a known loophole in the beauty industry.
The Environmental Working Group, or EWG, reports that some of the most popular fragrances contain several of these chemicals and synthetic materials. The makers of these perfumes are still allowed to withhold fragrance ingredients for their products.
“A rose may be a rose,” reports EWG, “but that rose like fragrance in your perfume may be something else entirely, concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always kept hidden from the consumer.”
I was so excited to discover that there is such a thing as Natural Perfume. I can actually wear it all day, without the headaches. It is made from 100% botanical ingredients and is free from any nasty hormone-disrupting fragrances that are present in many other perfumes and fragrances on the market. It is free also from artificial fragrances, is colour free, Phthalate free, and paraben free. As if that were not enough the packaging is gorgeous. As Tonia the founder of IME says ‘the IME ladies are for those who dare to dream a life filled with abundant health, happiness and wellbeing. They will give you the inspiration to start making those little changes in your day to day life in order to get closer to that big beautiful dream’. We say amen and yes please to that! Any one of the ‘ladies’ makes an amazing gift for yourself or someone special. And if you can’t decide there is a collection pack containing one of each variety. Check it out for yourself here IME Natural Perfume.
You won’t be disappointed!