Fragrance and Toxicity
There is growing awareness about the toxicity of fragrances in our everyday personal care products. Kate Grenville, an acclaimed Australian author, has just released a book about her investigation into fragrances, The Case Against Fragrance.
It is now well established that phthalates, which are the component of synthetic fragrances which make them last longer, are endocrine (hormone) disruptors and can potentially cause fertility issues, reproductive cancers and birth defects. Almost one third of the population report bad health effects from fragrance, such as allergies, headaches etc but do not realise that the cause may be fragrances.
We recommend checking the ingredients of your personal care products and look for the word "parfum" or "fragrance" on the labels. We only use plant-based ingredients in all of our products, including natural essential oils which provide a gorgeous non-toxic scent.
All Natural Wonders and Good Riddance Mozzie products are free from toxic fragrances and only use 100% natural and non-toxic essential oils.