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Real Soulutions Podcast

Aug 28, 2019

Today we’re talking all about fragrances. Now, fragrances can be a friend or a foe. But what I really want to talk about today, is which types are foes, and exactly why we should all be aware of how many we’re letting into our homes and bodies.

The Foe: Synthetic Fragrances. ANY word “fragrance” on the back label pretty much. The only that AREN’T a foe? Naturally derived fragrances from plants.

What are Synthetic Fragrances?

Synthetic scents or “fragrance” = an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals and environmental toxicants.

Who is vulnerable? EVERYONE. But especially pregnant women, infants, and children.

Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances

The dangers of synthetic scents aren’t always evident, but we have the science to prove that everyone, regardless of age or health, needs to make avoiding fake fragrances a major priority.

What are the Effects on our bodies??? Here’s just a few examples of certain toxins from fragrances and where they end up affecting bodies. Unfortunately, often they are hormone disruptors too! [info sourced from EWG website]

  • Acetaldehyde
  • Benzophenone
  • Boric acid and sodium borate
  • BHA (butylated Hydroxyanisole
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Butoxyethanol
  • Butylphenyl Methylpropional
  • Chloromethane (methyl chloride)
  • Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
  • Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
  • Formaldehyde
  • “Fragrance”
  • Oxybenzone (BP-3)
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Resorcinol
  • Styrene
  • Synthetic Musks
  • Titanium Dioxide (TIO2)
  • Triclosan and Triclocarban
  • Dioxane

SERIOUS Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances:

  • Cancer
  • Child Autism and Birth Defects
  • Allergic + Toxic Bodily Reactions

That’s why it is SO worth it because you health isn’t an expense, it’s a long term investment.

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Remember… Don’t let this overwhelm you! Let this empower you and help you begin making small changes each day and week that will create a big difference down the road. Don’t think you have to ditch and change everything over overnight… That’s stressful! And we all know what happens when we feel overwhelmed with so many “to-dos” -- we become paralyzed and dont take any action.


Start small, and if you need guidance on the first BEST step I took to begin clearing toxins out from my home and body... Click here!