Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Please keep your fragrance to yourself

The less I use products with “fragrance” the more sensitive my nose has become to scents (when I’m not having allergy issues). So I frequently find myself assaulted by other people’s fragrance (deodorant, perfume, body spray, smoke, etc) more and more.

I now use an unscented natural deodorant that’s basically a roll-on version of crystal rock deodorant. I don’t use any scented lotions or body sprays. Our homemade detergent only has essential oils that don’t leave any scent, we use white vinegar in lieu of fabric softener and skip the dryer sheets.

The only things left that I haven’t given up are my shower wash and my beloved Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner (body envy). I’ve been contemplating switching to baking soda and water for my hair. You can read all about that here.

I can definitely say that my sense of smell has improved since I’ve cut back on scented products. And who needs all that mysteriously named “fragrance?” Not me!