Perfumes, colognes, body lotion & cleaning products

The list of products that trigger most of us to have a reaction could go on and on. I feel like nowadays there are so many new products on the market that have a ton of chemicals in them. Are you extremely sensitive to any of;

Body lotions
Shower gel
Scented candles
Air freshners
Cleaning products
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets

And this list could go on and on! Dryer sheets have been giving a tough time lately, not because I use them, but because the other house tenants decided to buy scented/perfumed ones. I have found an eau de toilette, that is more natural than most, and I use it once in a while, without having much of a reaction. I do find it really really hard to be next to people who are covered in it; on the bus or in other public places. The good news is that more and more companies and establishments appear to be adopting the “no scents/perfume” policy, which is great news for anyone like me, who is sensitive to them. I usually cough and have a tight chest. Anyone else notice what these products with lots of chemicals and strong scents do to them? Itchy skin from the soap perhaps?

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  1. I have noticed that when visiting people that use strong air fresheners in their homes that I am irritated by them. I feel the need to go outside for some clean air and if I am exposed over longer periods I develop a headache that can quickly change into a migraine.

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