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The Hidden Dangers of Fragrance Oils: What You Need to Know

Think about your everyday routine – the smell of shampoo, the feel of face cream, and your favorite perfume. Fragrance is everywhere, making life a bit sweeter. But here's the thing: some of those scents might not be so friendly. In this blog post, we're going to explore the world of fragrances and their not-so-sweet side when it comes to our health.

Reproductive problems- some fragrance oils contain scent enhancer chemicals like PHTHALATES which have been linked to health issues like hormone disruption and reproductive problems. Just think about how many couples struggle to conceive nowadays and how much chemicals we are exposing ourselves and our kids to.

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Allergies and Sensitivities- they can trigger allergic reactions leading to symptoms like headaches, migraines, nausea, respiratory irritation and skin rashes. In the past, I had been dealing with headaches and occasional migraines, but it wasn't until last Christmas that I discovered the potential culprit: particular scented candles. Those alluring ginger cookie and cinnamon pie candles, in particular, turned out to be the culprits. It turns out, that irresistible ginger cookie scent can only be recreated using fragrance oils which was causing me those nasty headaches.



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Carcinogenic Cancers- certain fragrance compounds can release potentially carcinogenic by-products like FORMALDEHYDE and BENZINE. I personally would like to not breathe those in on a daily basis.

Fragrance Oils are made out of particles like VOC’s. (Volatile Organic Compounds)- gases that are emitted into the air from products or processes. Some are harmful by themselves, including some that cause cancer.

Unhealthy air quality in your home could also be caused by PARAFFIN WAX which produces certain emissions.


I'd suggest being picky about the candles you bring into your home. Look for ones made with essential oils and soy wax – they're way kinder to your indoor air quality. Remember, candle makers don't have to spill the beans on what's inside their candles like food or skincare products, so just keep that in mind the next time you're on the hunt for a new candle.


Leave us a comment, have you experienced any of those side effects?

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