Are you highly sensitive to smells?
Not only do I have allergies, but I come from a long line of sensitive noses and inherited the “I can smell everything” gene.
My Mother has a sensitive nose, and so did my Grandmother.
My husband calls me a bloodhound, as my sensitive nose drives him crazy!
I can smell everything good and bad wherever we go!
Most times wherever we are, the smells are toxic!
Exposure to toxins can create migraines, sneezing, wheezing and itching.
The items below are just some of the awful toxins that seem to be everywhere:
- Cleaners with chlorine or bleach
- Smoke from cigarettes, wood-burning fireplaces, etc.
- Nail Polish
- Perm Solution
MultipleChemicalSensitivity.org describes MCS in broad terms as an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, “chemicals” in general and often encompasses problems with regard to pollen, house dust mites, and pet fur & dander.
It’s difficult to find any place that doesn’t have some sort of toxic smells such as hair salons, nail salons, paint stores, sporting events, movie theaters, malls, and even churches.
If you know the places you frequent have toxic smells, the best thing to do unfortunately is avoid them.
Even many homes have toxic cleaners and mold, so it’s important to replace toxic cleaners with non toxic unscented cleaners and allergy proof your home as you have more control over your own home, than you do with outside factors.
If real estate agents or workers will be coming into your home, advise them in advance that you are sensitive to perfumes and colognes and ask them to not wear them.
Same goes if you are having a party or gathering at your house with family and friends!
If you are having house guests, let them know in advance that you are highly sensitive to perfume, hairspray, hair gel, and scented soaps and deodorants.
Speaking of deodorant, here’s my favorite one that’s scent free! Check out the video!
It goes on lightly and is residue free, and contains no harmful chemicals, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, parabens or phthalates.
It’s also hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and even recommended by cancer treatment centers.
Are you sensitive to smells?