Axe Body Spray Allergic Reaction:
Not the Isolated Incident You Might Think
A high school in Pensylvania has asked students to stop wearing Axe Body spray, cologne and perfumes after an allergic reaction hospitalized one student.
While might sound unusual and extreme it’s actually far more common than you might expect – According to American Lung Association 30-40% of people experience some form of allergic reaction to fragrances. These symptoms range from sneezing and headaches to the more severe reaction we are hearing about out of Pennsylvania.
As sad as this story is, it’s important for us to use cases like this to remind people that one little spritz of seemingly innocent perfume may not necessarily as safe as we think.
What many people don’t know about conventional fragrances is that they are primarily made with synthetic ingredients.
- over 90% contain synthetic musks that are known neurotoxins and were banned in Japan in the 1980’s (I’m not sure why we still allow them in this country).
- over 90% contain diethyl phthalates – which while are reportedly safe – are a known environmental hazard.
- these statistics don’t even address the safety of the synthesized ingredients that make up the body of the perfume.
So I know what you’re thinking… that’s all well and good, but I still want to smell good? The good news is there are botanical alternatives to synthetic fragrances. Pure Natural Diva has recently introduced a line of 100% natural and synthetic free Botanical Perfumes.
Watch another PND video on Fragrance Safety and Health