20 Questions For The Fragrance Sensitive

20 Questions for those who are sensitive to fragrances or chemicals
20 Questions for those who are sensitive to fragrances or chemicals
Last week, I told everyone about my own issues with fragrances and chemicals. (Hint: to get the full picture, you should watch the video!) Over the years, through my various websites, I’ve had many questions from others who are chemically sensitive.

Below, I’ve listed a number of questions that I’ve had to answer for myself or for others. I have stories for many of these questions from my own experiences.

  1. What health issues do fragrances cause for you?
  2. Are you sensitive to other chemicals or just fragrances?
  3. Have you ever had someone sit next to you in church, at the movies or on public transportation with too much perfume on?
  4. How do you handle the situation where someone wearing strong cologne or perfume sits next to you in church, in a movie or in public transportation?
  5. Have you found fragrance free solutions for your shampoo?
  6. Have you found fragrance free solutions for your hair conditioner?
  7. Have you found fragrance free solutions for your hair spray?
  8. Have you found fragrance free solutions for your hair mousse or gel?
  9. Have you found fragrance free solutions for your laundry?
  10. Some products that claim to be ‘scent free’ use what is called a masking fragrance, presumably to mask the smell of the chemicals in the product. Are you sensitive to these as well?
  11. Have you ever bought clothing at a garage sale only to find that you couldn’t get the fragrance smell out?
  12. Have you ever had to tell someone that their perfume or fragrance was bothering you?
  13. If you did have to tell someone about their perfume, what was their reaction?
  14. Has your fragrance and/or chemical sensitivity impacted your ability to work oustide the home?
  15. Have you had problems with house guests who insist on spraying their fragranced products in your home?
  16. How has your sensitivity affected your personal relationships?
  17. Do you react to pesticides? Have you found a good solution? (If you live in South Texas, you cannot ignore this issue entirely.)
  18. Do you use a traditional dry cleaner? Do those chemicals bother you?
  19. Are there any ‘natural’ smells that bother you? For example, many strong smells – including some essential oils and cooking smells – bother me.
  20. What fragranced or chemical product have you not found a good solution for?
I would love to hear your answers to any/all of these questions. You can either leave a comment below or, if you want it to be private, you can use my contact page.
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