MCS Sisters ask questions about fragrances & more???

I have had tons of e-mails with questions from MCS sisters– about all kinds of things!!!!

1.  What are your thoughts on “Scentsy products”????

Well if it is SCENTED —- I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION I FOUND ON IT–

Here’s what we do know about Scentsy based on their website & literature.

 
*Scentsy products are petrochemicals. When you burn Scenty, you are buying a product made from crude oil. To be more specific, paraffin wax is a bi-product of the refining process to make gasoline. Scentsy calls this a food grade paraffin, but it is still a crude oil product and is the same stuff used as a bottle and jar sealant.
 
*The Scentsy site claims that the warmers do not burn wax so that there aren’t any nasties released into the air. They neglect to mention that you can still inhale what is released from their product. According to Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, burning paraffin can contain formaldehyde. So, yes, your Scentsy product may not produce soot, however, formaldehyde may be released into the air when your wax is melted. Your walls and furniture may not have the stains from soot, but your body may be breathing in toxic chemicals.
 
*They also say something else highly questionable. They make the statement that vegetable waxes cannot produce a good product. What planet are they on? Have they not heard of the hundreds of beeswax and soy companies out there making great products?
 
*Their website also states that they use 15-18% fragrance oil in their products. In another words, Scentsy is adding higher concentrations of artificial fragrance to each product. This means that you are facing a greater health risk that burning a traditional candle. Using 15-18% fragrance oil is actually quite extreme. It is crucial to mention that they use ARTIFICIAL fragrance oils, which are linked to asthma, cancer, and more.
 
*Scentsy boasts that they use fragrance oils without phthalates, but your typical “fragrance oil” may contain over 100 different chemical compounds such as amines, ethers, ketones, lactones, terpenes and thiones. Many also contain benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and other toxins shown to cause cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders, neurological disorders, and allergic reactions. These compounds also get into the air and can have grave effects on the ecosystem. Notice that they do not mention their oils are free of other toxic chemicals.
 

As  a person who suffers from MCS– & all fragrances & scents & even natural oils make me sick–  &  I live in an MCS safe home that has no fragrances– I AVOID ALL SCENTED CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And anyone who uses it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!!

My feelings are– if you have MCS or not– you should avoid all the scented crap!!!!!!!!!!! It is not helping our air quality– or our water quality or our earth– or anyone on this earth– & people who use scented crap– are not thinking of anyone but themselves– & not really thinking about them selves– as all the scented crap is hurting their health also– & everyone around them!!!!

I hate it– that I can’t & THOUSANDS OF OTHERS CAN’T LEAVE THEIR SAFE HOMES– WITHOUT BEING BOMBED WITH TOXIC SCENTED CRAP!!!!!

I sometimes wonder if those who put on layer after layer of scented crap– & you can smell them 2 blocks away– if someone blew cig. smoke right in their face– or spilled gasoline on them– what they would think– as the  chemicals they are using in all that scented crap is the same as is found in cig smoke & gasoline!!!!!!!!!!

No matter where you go— even outside– someone will have on soooooooooo much toxic fragrances & crap &– you can’t avoid them & you are SICK & down again– & I have been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sick sooooo many times I have often wondered is this the time I won’t recover– is this time the end!!!!!!!

Chemicals found in perfume:

Over 1500 chemicals are used in most perfumes and fragrances.

Here are some of the most common ingredients:

Acetone- EPA hazardous waste list, and central nervous system depressant

Amylcinnamaldehyde- Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin

a-Pinene- Sensitizer, inhalation exposure to high concentrations associated with irritation of the respiratory airways.

a-Terpineol- May cause ataxia, headaches, depressed central nervous system

Benzaldehyde- Harmful if swallowed, exposure causes sore throat, rash, and eye pain

Benzophenone- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid

Benzyl Acetate- Carcinogen, possibly a cause of pancreatic cancer

Benzyl Alcohol- Causes headache, nausea, and dizziness

Benzyl benzoate- Disruptive to hormones

Benzyl cinnamate- Irritant, dangerous for the environment

Benzyl salicylate- Disruptive to hormones

Beta ionone- Possible carcinogen

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)- Disruptive to hormones and thyroid, possible carcinogen

Cinnamyl alcohol- Irritating to skin and eyes,

Coumarin- Carcinogen, toxic to liver and kidneys, used to kill rodents, common ingredient in cigarette tobacco products

Diethyl phthalate (DEP)- causes abnormal development of reproductive organs in male babies and sperm damage in adult men

Ethanol- EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder

Ethyl Acetate- Narcotic, on EPA hazardous waste list

Eugenol- Sensitizer, allergen

Farnesol- Skin irritant, allergen

Formaldehyde- Air pollutant, carcinogen, exposure causes wheezing, allergic reactions, skin rash

Galaxoide- toxic to the endocrine system

g-Terpinene- Causes central nervous system disorder

Lilial (Butylphenyl methylpropional)- Disruptive to hormones, allergen

Limonene- Carcinogen, causes central nervous system disorder

Linalool- Narcotic, causes central nervous system disorder

Lyral- Allergen, causes eczema

Methylene chloride- Banned by the FDA, carcinogen, EPA hazardous waste list, causes central nervous system disorder

Musk ketone- Disruptive to hormones

Myrcene- possible carcinogen

Octinoxate (Octyl methoxycinnamate) – Disruptive to hormones and thyroid

Oxybenzone- Disruptive to hormones

Toluene- Carcinogen

Tonalide- toxic to the endocrine system

no perfume # 3

 

SCENT 4

 

poster

 

NoFragrance

 

smokeing

 

Smoking is looked upon as bad– but people can wear the scented crap with the same toxic chemicals & it is OK!!!!!!!!!! Except it is killing many of us– because of other people using the toxic chemicals!!!

SCENTS 7

 

no perfume sign

 

no  poster

 

no perfume # 2

 

MCS HORSE SIGN

 

SKUNK # 3

 

ARE YOU A STINKER??????????????????????????????????????????

PLEASE DON’T BE—– PLEASE–PLEASE– GIVE ME– & THOUSANDS OF OTHERS THE RIGHT TO BREATHE & LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

AND EXCUSE ME– BUT IF YOU SUFFER FROM MCS— WHY -WHY- WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO USE ANY KIND OF TOXIC FRAGRANCES– & SCENTS???????– IF YOU DON’T GIVE A RATS BUTT ABOUT  YOUR OWN HEATH– AT LEAST THINK OF SOME ONE ELSE’S  RIGHT TO BREATHE– &  LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!!

I would like to leave my MCS safe home today— BUT know if I’m exposed to toxic chemicals I will really be down– as my immune system isn’t where it should be right now–I know I have many many many MCS sisters who are not able to leave their MCS safe homes at all!!!!!!! I am blessed that at this point in my travels with living with MCS– I can at least leave my MCS safe home at times when my health is better!!!!  

What Do I think??? IF EVERYONE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS A STINKER– WOULD QUIT  THE USE OF FRAGRANCES & ALL THE SCENTED CRAP– FROM PERFUME- TO LAUNDRY SOAP TO FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS-TO SCENTED T-PAPER WE WOULD ALL BE IN BETTER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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