Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Does your magazine subscription include those free perfume samples as advertisements in it? Have you ever walked around a Macy's or other perfume selling store to be greeted with perfume samples by someone trying to sell it? Let me give you some advice... stop taking them or smelling them in your magazines. Those perfumes are so full of chemicals.
In my experience, especially now that I have gotten rid of all the chemicals in my house, I walk into a store that even smells like perfume I get an instant headache. I mean instant. So, I try to steer clear of stores like this.
I don't even go into Bath and Body Works anymore. The smell of just walking PAST a store gives me a headache.
Bodysprays and/or fragrances are extremely hard to find WITHOUT the chemicals in them. You are better off just dabbing some organic essential oils on your wrist, your neck, and your temples.
If you see an ingredient that is labeled that it has fragrance... RUN. A label that says it has fragrance in it can be a possible carcinogen, cause skin and respiratory irritations, have a sensitizing effect, and can give you possible allergic reactions. This doesn't take into account any other chemical that has been added to it. That is just one ingredient which is FRAGRANCE.
Bath and Body Works not only lists fragrance as an ingredient but also a chemical called Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamateethyhexyl. This is another possible carcinogen but this also has estrogenic effects and is a possible endocrine disruptor. Plus it's toxic to aquatic animals! This chemical can mimic estrogen in your body and disrupt your hormones.
Talc can be found in Old Spice products which are warned by the FDA that it can cause cancer. And it has fragrance in it as well.
I could go on for days because there is SO much wrong with body sprays and perfumes. But I won't.
Instead, I'm going to give you a list of the 5 top-rated perfumes from ThinkDirty. Go with these instead OR start swapping out your body sprays with organic essential oils instead.