Alternatives to Wearing Perfume and Cologne

Written by Leanna Serras

Perfume and cologne have been worn by women and men for centuries. Whether it’s a night out on the town or just another day at work, perfume makes people feel confident and smell great. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer from fragrance related allergies. There are certain chemicals in perfume, and people who suffer from allergies experience symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, and a rash or hives. These symptoms can last for quite a while and are extremely unpleasant. Some people are so sensitive to fragrance that they cannot be near others who wear cologne or perfume either. Luckily, there are new scents available today for those who suffer from allergies.

All-natural perfumes contain no chemicals, and still have a pleasant scent that lasts for hours. They are usually made from plants or their oils, and have no ingredients in them that should affect allergy suffers. Other perfumes and colognes, called hypoallergenic, also contain nothing that should bother people who suffer from fragrance related allergies. Often, people with fragrance allergies are not just affected by perfume and cologne, they are also affected by the scents contained in laundry detergents, dish soaps, shampoos, skincare products and lotions, just to name a few. Here are some more resources for people who have allergies, or who are looking for perfume alternatives:

While allergies can have a profound effect on the way people live, there are alternative products so that they can live a more fulfilling lifestyle. Chemicals, additives, and synthetic materials are often the culprit that can cause people to be allergic. By finding products that contain all-natural elements or that say hypoallergenic, those who have allergies can still experience the joys that perfume and cologne bring without the harmful side effects.