Safe Perfumes – Why I stopped wearing mainstream scents: featuring “Christy Organics”

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All Christy’s roll on scents are so elegantly packaged and beautifully presented in high quality glass bottles. They easily slip into a handbag – which is where one of my bottles lives permanently for out of the house touch ups.

Do you smell healthy?

Up until Christmas 2015 I’d been perfume free for 3 years. I used to love a good scent but during the years before I had become aware of the dangerous ingredients in most widely available perfumes. Because my kids were highly chemical  and smell sensitive I didn’t research healthier options for nice smells until the end of last year when I decided that I’d quite like to smell yummy again.

Just how dangerous is your favourite smell?

Did you know that ‘fragrance’ – not only in perfumes and cosmetics but household products too – can be:

An Endocrine (hormone) disrupter

Carcinogenic

Environmentally toxic

Neurotoxic (leading to brain degeneration)

…and at the very least, can contribute/cause allergies and respiratory irritation. (Read more).

Guys, this topic is seriously huge and I recommend you do some reading on it. Click the link above for more info, and consider reading up on the links offered below. Meanwhile:

How to smell yummy and stay healthy?

Enter Christy Organics! I’m so glad I found Christy’s beautiful scents last year – not only do they smell elegant and natural but they are also safe/healthy enough to wear to bed, which I frequently do…I particularly love to catch wafts of Christy’s warming “Abundance” while I’m reading in bed.  Because Christy’s scents are so safe I am also happy to let my daughters play at ‘being like mummy’ with them! So don’t be surprised when my girls walk past you smelling like heaven!

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This is my favourite scent, night or day! But I particularly love wearing it to bed, I find it warming, relaxing and comforting – NN

Anyway, enough from me – over to the lovely Christy:

Christy, what are some of the Common Toxic Ingredients in Designer/Most Shop Bought Perfumes?

“Fragrance” for example is an obvious ingredient in synthetic perfumes, colognes, and deodorants, but it’s used in nearly every type of personal care product. The term “fragrance” or “parfum” on a cosmetic ingredients list usually represents a complex mixture of dozens of synthetic chemicals. Some 3,000 chemicals are used as fragrances. Read more about the related health and environmental hazards by independent research on http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/fragrance-and-parfum/

The common synthetic perfumery ingredients such as diethyl phthalate, pyridine, benzophenone, methyleugenol, styrene, tonalide, benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate and butoxyethanol are suspected irritants, carcinogens and/or hormones disruptors according to the following independent sources. Please refer to the following links and sources for more information:
http://www.ewg.org/sites/humantoxome/chemicals/chemical.php?chemid=100367
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/27/toxic-perfume-chemicals.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/22/the-reckless-selfinterest-of-the-fragrance-industry.aspx

What inspired you to create your healthy, (and sublime) fragrances?

My inspirations usually come from my personal experience, my family’s (father’s side) practice and history in herbalism and natural remedies. My first creation is Abundance, which I developed for lifting my energy and spirit as I was suffering from fatigue and anxiety at one stage. In this instance, my personal experience was my inspiration for creating Abundance and I created Trance based on my love for Chanel No.5.

You can find out more about Christy’s products at her website here.

Hi, it’s me again, NN: I’ve personally tried Satisfaction, Abundance and Amber. Satisfaction has a heavier floral scent which I like for more pronounced day time use. I find Abundance lovely for evenings and wearing to bed (…!). Amber is the most recent scent I’ve tried and to me it smells like Toffee or  Fudge! Yum. One great thing about these scents is that I can go out the door wearing one and then top up with another later in the day. To me at least, the smells don’t clash after a few hours of wear.

FYI she ships internationally, so just because I’m lucky enough to live in the same country as  Christy doesn’t mean you have to go without! They also make great, thoughtful presents.

Thanks so much Christy for stopping by…I hope you guys all found this useful! Remember, anything that you can smell and anything that you put on your skin will be absorbed by your body (think too, about what your children can absorb from you) so choose your skin care product and perfumes wisely. Right, all this perfume talk is making me want to reapply mine – today I’m wearing Satisfaction 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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