Here is a little warning about commercial perfumes and body products that I stumbled on the other day:
"The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products."
Visit here for the full article: http://www.ewg.org/notsosexy
Just goes to show that you really can't trust labels nowadays!
So what's the solution? Natural/botanical perfumes of course! Indie perfume shoppes have been popping up all over the web (and probably within 10 miles of your house) in the last few years to offer a more healthy and personalized alternative to commercial perfumes. Etsy has an amazing collection of perfume shoppes, and while they are not all natural, a quick glace at the profile of the seller will tell you whether or not you are safe using their products! Check back here soon for a list of my favorite Etsy perfumers who offer high-quality chemical-free perfumes and colognes at competitive prices!
The Lonely Alchemist