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Happy Monday Friends! I am so excited to get back into the blogging groove and share more about ways to detoxify your life without missing out on your favorite things. One of the first things that I quit using when I became pregnant was perfume. The strong smell would bother me and give me a headache. I started looking into what made perfumes and I was shocked at how bad they actually are for your health.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports that, while many popular perfumes, colognes and body sprays contain trace amounts of natural essences, they also typically contain a dozen or more potentially hazardous synthetic chemicals, some of which are derived from petroleum. To protect trade secrets, makers are allowed to withhold fragrance ingredients, so consumers can’t rely on labels to know what hazards may lurk inside that new bottle of perfume.
“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.”
Does that not shock you to your core? I know it surely did when I found this out. I was blown away by how toxic my favorite smell goods were for my body. I’ve actually tried to make my own perfumes since with essential oils but I’ve never been able to perfect a blend that I would wear daily. Recently, I found a company called Skylar and after trying their samples, really liked ‘Isle.’
Skylar is creating a new world of fragrance by using clean, conscious ingredients to craft beautiful, innovative and hypoallergenic scents for yourself and your home. Their product philosophy is simple – use the good and lose the bad. As part of this quest for safe scents, they formulate with strict standards, choosing to exclude thousands of ingredients from all of their products. I have found, after researching the brand that their ingredient selection meets my standards. If you have any questions that surpass what is shared on their website, you are welcome to call them to get more information.
Use code: AMANDA10 for 10% off your purchase! Please let me know that you decide to order and how you like it.