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Old 11-20-2007, 03:49 AM
 
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Do you love perfumes/colognes, but suffer from migraines or other unexplained symptoms and are sick of feeling sick?

It's amazing the dangerous chemicals used to manufacture fragrances that are in perfumes/colognes, shampoo, hairspray, lotion, detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, dishwashing soap, etc., etc.

Health Risks of Perfume
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:54 AM
 
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I can agree with you there. Even some magazines stink. I try to find things that don't!! That isn't always easy.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:03 AM
 
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I can agree with you there. Even some magazines stink. I try to find things that don't!! That isn't always easy.
Yes! I stopped reading several magazines because of the fragrance-drenched heavy-stock paper inserted between the pages!
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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I have been around some that choked me and those "sharp" scents burn my nose and sinus.

With what some people wear, you wonder why there isn't a grey cloud surrounding them.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:41 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Put me near someone wearing EL beautiful and my chest gets tight and I have trouble breathing.

my theory is if you walk out of your house to get in your car and I walk by 15 minutes later and can still smell your perfume, your wearing to much

There are other perfumes that cause the same reaction we have one friend that we joke "we can smell her coming"

I think people get use to the smell and thats why they apply more so they can smell it,
without realizing it is knocking the rest of us out

I agree with katie on the magizine thing .
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I'm allergic to White Diamonds (but thankfully not diamonds )
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:46 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I once loaned a leather jacket to a friend who was a big fan of beautiful
guess who became the new owner of said leather jacket
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I gave up wearing scent years ago because they gave me headaches and sore throats.

Remember the days when cosmetics salespeople used to come up and spray you with fragrance when you walked through a department store? I used to wave my hands at them and tell them I was allergic to ward them off.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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I am allergic to most perfumes and colognes. Some are way worse than others. Obsession perfume, actually makes me feel like I am going to throw up. Whatever is in that stuff is awful!!! And then there is the lady at the check out counter that smells like she has been soaking in some stinky perfume for months...why do I always get stuck behind those people?? Lol..And yes the magazines with all those smelly perfumes in them. Yuck, it makes it really hard to read them, I sneeze all the way through.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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You can try making your own "perfumes" or scented body sprays with essential oils. Even though a lot of people are allergic to chemical frangrances, a lot of these people are not allergic to essential oils. I am currently taking a course to be an aromatherapist and I love that you can do so much with them. For example if you have a headache, you can use peppermint oil on your temples and most of the time that will do the trick for me. If you have a burn, put some lavender oil on it and it will prevent blistering etc. But you have to use real essential oils, NOT fragrance oils. If you take an essential oil and a fragrance oil with the same name, for example Lavender, there is a definete difference.
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