If it's not essential it's crude.
I say the above words because it is indeed true. All commercial mainstream fragrance, personal care, household, and deodorizing air freshening products contain more than 100 different toxic lung-irritating air polluting chemicals. And when you see the word "fragrance" on a product, the product could contain an upwards of several 1,000 chemicals in that 1 "fragrance" alone. Pure essential oils, however, are far removed from this arena and realm. Essential oils come from plants and herbs and are much gentler and easier on the nervous system and lungs of humans and animals alike.
When I read this thread, especially the subject, I was stunned and deeply saddened. I wonder how many people, especially animal parents ever stop to think how toxic and unhealthy these overpowering synthetic petro-chemical fragrances are to humans AND especially their beloved animal children friends. Chemically sensitive and asthmatic sufferers cannot tolerate synthetic toxic scents and fragrances like perfumes, colognes, and air fresheners. How much more suffocating and unhealthy is it for our beloved furry animal friends and children? Does anyone ever stop to think about this? I wrote an article over a year ago, entitled, "Scents: Sexy or Not So Sexy" researching and explaining this very issue, mainly pertaining to humans, but I strongly believe and feel that the health of animals should be taken into consideration as well.
I just wanted to share my thoughts. The link I provide below will substantiate what I am saying. It's a real eye-full. I hope the members here will take the above thoughts into sincere consideration. Please don't think me as 1 who only focuses on the problems. If you want some viable solutions that are safe and non-toxic please instant message me and I'll be happy to share them with you.
Just something to think about...
from my heart,
Frisky's Mom :-)