The Scent of a Lie
2012 04 24
By Lana Lokteff | redicecreations.com
The perfume and cologne business rake in a cool $30 billion yearly. The fragrance industry knows just how to advertise and target its consumers. It’s hard to believe but many people buy a fragrance just because of a celebrity association to the brand and they’ll pay $150 for a small bottle to smell like that celebrity. The names of these perfumes and colognes are as pretentious as the ingredients are superficial.
While a woman buys a high end perfume to smell like a rose, is she aware that the majority of the liquid she sprays onto her delicate skin is 95% alcohol with a dash of foul chemicals? Does she (or he) question why there is no ingredient list found on the bottle? “Oh, it’s just because they don’t want to reveal their secret blend.” You got that right because then you’d find out about phthalates. Scientists have shown that phthalates can damage the female reproductive system, but it is the male reproductive system that appears to be more sensitive. Phthalate exposures damage the testes, prostate gland, epididymis, penis, and seminal vesicles in laboratory animals. So while a woman may desire to have her man smell like a wooded forest on a dewy morning in Switzerland, she risks damages to his most precious wood.
That Instinct will soon be gone Becky
What power is that half-buck?
Man no longer, eh!
In Heat? Not for long
Phthalates are not the only toxic or suspect ingredients found in mainstream perfumes and fragrances. According to Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D., author of "Perfume Expose," the synthetic fragrances used in cosmetics may contain hundreds of chemicals. There is no way to know what they are, since on the label it will simply say, "Fragrance." 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. They include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxics and sensitizers - capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders, allergic reactions and more. An FDA analysis (1968-1972) of 138 compounds used in cosmetics that most frequently involved adverse reactions, identified five chemicals (alpha-terpineol, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, limonene and linalool) that are among the 20 most commonly used in fragrance products tested by the EPA in 1991! All of this is known yet the FDA decides to ban vitamins instead.
Pulse, You’ll be lucky to have one
Wake up people! Question. Read Labels. Research the products you buy! Stop supporting those who are making you sick, needlessly! The base of all perfume and cologne is natural essential oils. It is unnecessary to add alcohol, toxins and fillers, yet they do it and justify it with weak reasoning.
Dare to wear. Got that right! Russian roulette
Instead, choose from the many independent natural perfume oil companies available. These small, independent owned companies use a blend of natural essential oils to create a multitude of beautiful, pleasing scents for men and women. If you want to smell like a lily in the valley of the Garden of Eden, you can! I’d like to recommend a company called Nantucket Oils in Massachusetts. Their website is nantucketnaturaloils.com. This company has created natural versions of almost all the designer perfumes and colognes on the market. None of their products contain alcohol or chemicals, just the good stuff and the price is fair. You can also create your own unique fragrant blend. Unlike perfumes with fillers added, pure perfume oils keep their fragrance year after year.
Support the small guys making quality products that are not only safe and pleasing for you but for the environment as well. Let’s support true quality and craftsmanship, not huge corporations who poison our bodies and our planet.
Does this make more sense now?
Are you brave enough to try it?
Spay that cat
It’s an old tradition - back then it was the "real stuff" - real natural ingredients
More health articles
Laboratory Beauty vs. Homegrown Beauty
Latest News from our Front Page
IRS Scandal - "This is Tyrannical"
2013 05 23
The IRS’s Job Is To Violate Our Liberties
By Ron Paul | the-free-foundation.org
“What do you expect when you target the President?” This is what an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton. Recent revelations that IRS agents gave “special scrutiny” to organizations ...
EU Leaders to Sidestep Lisbon Treaty Rule
2013 05 22
The Lisbon Treaty clearly intends for the size of the European Commission to be reduced below its present size of 27 members. But EU leaders have reached unanimous agreement to sidestep the provision -- and even plan to add a seat to the table for the Croatians.
From the outside, it looks as though the European Union is hopelessly divided. Northern ...
The Soviet Story
2013 05 22
The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet Communism and Soviet–German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edvīns Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.
The film features interviews with western and Russian historians such as Norman Davies and Boris Sokolov, Russian writer Viktor Suvorov, Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, members of the European Parliament ...
Inferno Author Dan Brown ’Honoured’ to be Invited to Join Freemasons
2013 05 22
The Freemasons’ Code: Dan Brown reveals the message that told him the door to the lodge is open.
His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power.
Tonight the Da Vinci ...
New EU law that could ban all seeds
2013 05 22
Seed lovers, growers and local producers could all be harmed under the proposed Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material by the EU. Sign this petition and email the decision makers to stop this happening.
A New Seed Law will go before the EU commissioners on May 6th 2013.
The Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material law will mean no ...
|More News » |