One of the things I miss the most about living in Queensland is line dried washing the whole year round. Truth. One of my true joys in life is bringing in washing after it has been dried outside in the sun. There is a certain smell of outside that comes in on the washing that I adore and as a bonus the sun helps to bleach the stains out of my clothes.
It makes me sad that “clean” seems to now be synonymous with “weird artificial scent”.
When I’m standing behind someone in a line and can smell their clothes it doesn’t remind me of night breezes, lavender fields or the ocean. It just smells like the overpowering washing powder aisle at the supermarket.
And for some people the normalcy of making everything so scented nowdays can be an issue for their health.
* 3-5% of the population (approx. 1million+ Australians) react to fragrance both synthetic and natural essential oils.
* Fragrance accounts for approximately 48% of allergic reactions
* More than 3000 fragrances are currently in commercial use, 100 of these are known contact allergens
* Only 26 of the 3000 chemicals currently in use are under mandatory reporting guidelines due to their highly allergenic nature
Did you know that ecostore makes a Fragrance Free laundry powder?
Like the use of chemicals in products, the use of the term ‘Fragrance Free’ is unregulated in Australia. Ecostore Fragrance Free products contain no masking agents to hide the scent of the base formulation.
Now when I bring my clothes in from outside they are clean and simply smell clean. Not scented or fragranced.
And it makes me happier than my younger self would have thought possible.
Disclosure-I was given some ecostore fragrance free laundry powder to try and am a paid brand ambassador for ecostore. I was, however, using, paying for and loving their products way before I even knew what a blog was. All opinions are my own.