The Beauty of Fragrance-Free Laundry
So many love that our laundry ball leaves clothes smelling neutral, like fresh-cotton. No added fragrances = no worries.
Chemical perfumes cover our body’s natural scent! You are gifted with a full natural body and skin scent that can be pleasant and comforting to others. You don’t need to wear perfumes and fragrances on your clothes unless you want your natural scent to be layered. Most chemical-laden laundry detergents use toxic fragrances to disguise the smell of laundry that is not fully clean. Even those that are ‘unscented’!
What’s the difference?
“Fragrance-free” does mean that there is nothing added to the product, but unscented is a whole different ball game. In fact, “unscented” is a fragrance additive, used to mask any other chemical smells, and it most likely contains phthalates. What’s bothersome is that phthalates are known hormone disruptors and can affect fertility in both men and women.
One should also ALWAYS consider that some people around you might be more sensitive to chemical fragrances than you are. Children are the most sensitive to fragrance.
○ 5.1% of children who are dermatology patients are sensitized to fragrance
○ 18% of children diagnosed with eczema in one study are sensitized to fragrance
○ 2%-11% of people are sensitized to fragrance
○ Tens of millions of people in the US are sensitized to common fragrance ingredients
When you stop using perfumes and fragrances, your sense of smell becomes much more sensitive to the wonderful, subtle smells that nature has to offer.
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