“Six commonly used household air freshener products found at supermarkets and shops nationwide were tested by a consumer group for four dangerous chemicals - toluene, benzene, formaldehyde and phthalates. All were found to contain relatively high levels of at least one of these chemicals, with phthalates - which are endocrine disrupting substances (EDS) - found in four of the six products. Long-term exposure to EDS can lead to irreversible damage to the immune system and the brain.” The Star, September 2013. Many of us have a misconception that the fragrance used in our car, home are harmless to our body. However, research had proved that they are harmful, especially over a prolonged period of usage. We would strongly encourage people to switch to essential oils instead of using fragrance in their car also. Although at times the scent isn’t as strong as compared to using fragrance oil, however, essential oils does not contains any chemicals that is harmful to our body, and is an all-natural product. There is the factor of olfactory fatigue whereby your nose gotten to use to the scent of the essential oils too. But no worries, the therapeutic properties of essential oils are still working on your body. We will share the difference between essential oils and fragrance in the upcoming updates. Protect your loved ones by switching to essential oils now!
Posted on: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:35:24 +0000
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