Wearing Man-Made Perfumes – So Passé!

By Angela Robinson-Platz April 18, 2013

PerfumeIt seems as though fewer people these days are wearing man-made perfumes (or colognes).  And this may be a good thing, especially to those who have allergies or chemical sensitivities.

For hundreds of years people have been wearing man-made perfumes without questioning the safety or consequences of doing so. Yet, the ingredients lists are not readily available and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not test cosmetics for safety before they go onto the market.

To some, just breathing perfumed products causes them to feel ill effects—not to mention the effects of repeated exposures or of applying that same product directly to the skin, the largest organ in the body.

Here are four things to think about before using perfume:

Perfumes can be very expensive, so forgoing the purchase will save you money.

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