Your Perfume Smells Great But Did You Know ....

... perfume is photosensitive

So please don’t wear it on your décolletage or neck as the perfume will have a chemical response when exposed to the sun.  Within 24 hours of sun exposure these alcohol based ingredients will cause a rash similar to severe sunburn.

Repeated sunburn combined with the drying effect of the alcohol will lead to premature wrinkles, pigmentation and possibly even skin cancer.  

Apply your perfume to skin that is not exposed to the sun.

What’s in Perfume?

Perfumes are mostly a hybrid of ingredients taken from nature, combined with synthetics that are added to make the scent last longer.

Cheaper perfumes use scent inspired by nature that are much less expensive.  These synthetic fragrances are known hormone inhibitors and are a common source of skin irritation.  If you have ever had a rash from perfume, this is the likely cause.

The Natural Ingredients - flowers, grasses, spices, fruit, wood, roots, resins, balsams, leaves, gums, and animal secretions YES TRUE!

The Synthetic Ingredients - alcohol made from synthetic roots such as natural gas, oil or coal, other petrochemicals and coal tars.

Safe Fragrances

For a safe and beautiful alternative to perfume, consider using a fragrant essential oil.  Gorgeous fragrances you might like to explore are tangerine, ylang-ylang, lavender, rose, and Mandy’s personal favourite jasmine.

Essential oils are a concentrated liquid of the aroma compounds from plants. Lavender oil can be applied directly onto your skin, and other oils are best applied within a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil or rosehip oil. 

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To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior - Rita Rudner

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