Perfume & Cologne Scents: Friend or Foe

February 21, 2017 1 Comment

Perfume and Colognes Cloud

Have you ever walked into a store, and everywhere you go, there is a stream of a strong, powerful perfume or cologne? Most of the time people make a face as the extreme odor takes their breath away. If you could see the vapor trail, it would lag behind the person wearing that perfume for miles. That can’t be good for you.  You’ve heard of second-hand smoke? Well, this is second-hand chemical exposure.  Did you know that many perfumes contain thousands of chemicals to give you that distinct scent? And where do you wear perfume?  On the neck…where lymphatic glands and the thyroid is located.  Any lightbulbs going off yet? There could be a correlation between synthetic perfume use affecting normal thyroid function.


What do Perfumes & Colognes do to your health?

Most of these chemicals in the perfume are known carcinogens, hormone and thyroid disrupters, and congests the body’s natural eliminative channels – colon, liver, lungs, lymph, kidneys and skin. You might not notice anything after wearing a perfume one time (other than a headache). But after an accumulation of wearing this perfume for days, weeks and years, you may notice a plethora of health issues popping up.

This is not a coincidence.

If you are the slightest bit of health conscious, you will consider the next perfume you decide to wear.  It not only affects your health, but everyone around you from family, children and pets. Some people have Multiple Chemical Syndrome, which makes it very difficult to go anywhere in public as these lingering, toxic chemical filled vapor trails can shut someone’s body down in minutes.  And the recovery can be weeks. It can also exasperate allergies and intestinal upset.

There is more research being conducted on the effects of perfumes on the mind and body. You already see links to a variety of disharmonies, diseases, and dementia. I encourage you to do your research on the perfumes you choose to wear.  Why not create your own perfume with 100% pure essential oils and botanicals to not only smell good, but boost your immune system.  100% pure essential oils lend many health benefits – physical, mental and emotional.  Your can have a perfume that multi-tasks, just like you.  Not feeling well?  Have an Immune Supporting Perfume.  Create a themed perfume such as Romance, Courage, Fear Buster, Anger Management and Happy Joy.


DIY Perfume Making 101 with Pure Essential Oils

Grab your oils and join me in making a Custom Perfume Blend…Made to order. Or, you can hire us to make one for you at or purchase one of our premade perfumes at  Happy blending!

Romantic Perfume Blend

Promotes self-acceptance & self-love, love of others and love with others. Connect deeper with your hearts desire, your inner passion and kick out any unhealthy, repetitive, self-sabotaging thoughts.

  • 4 drops Rose Essential Oil, Rosa damascena
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Canaga Odorata
  • 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil, Citrus bergamia
  • .33 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil or a Carrier Oil
  • .33oz Roll-on Bottle

Immune Supporting / Spicy-Citrus Perfume

Not only a fun blend, but a strong immune supporter.

  • 4 drops Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil, Cinnamomum zylancium
  • 3 drops Clove Essential Oil, Eugenia caryophyllata
  • 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus limonum
  • 2 drops Thyme Essential Oil, Thymus vulgara
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Citrus sinensis
  • .33 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil or a Carrier Oil
  • .33oz Roll-on Bottle

Happiness Perfume

Connect to your inner joy. Release any burdens that do not bring you happiness and joy. Be open to receiving everything that brings you joy.

  • 3 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil, Citrus paradisi
  • 3 drops Lime Essential Oil, Citrus medica
  • 3 drops Spearmint Essential Oil, Mentha spicata
  • 2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis
  • 1 drops Cardamom Essential Oil, Eletteria cardamomum
  • .33 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil or a Carrier Oil
  • .33oz Roll-on Bottle

PMS Perfume

A mood balancing, cramp busting, feel good blend.

  • 3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil, Salvia sclarea
  • 3 drops Geranium Essential Oil, Pelargonium graveolens
  • 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil, Mentha x piperita
  • 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil, Lavandula angustifolia
  • .33 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil or a Carrier Oil
  • .33oz Roll-on Bottle

Reference: More in-depth education and facts



Information provided is for educational purposes only and not intended to treat, diagnose or cure.

Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material

Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.

Disclaimers: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

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