I had a wonderful weekend, we had three celebrations in two days. First there was the Super Bowl which I always watch with my son and his wife, then we celebrated my daughter-in-law’s 25th birthday. Who was it who first thought it was funny to wish someone a happy 25th birthday by reminding them they are now a quarter of a century old? Not nice and I’ve yet to meet any one who appreciated that remark. Finally my son and his father were able to enjoy a night out. For Christmas my son bought his father tickets to a college basketball game they could attend together. The game was Monday night, and they had a great time his father has said this was the best present he ever received. Score one for the gift of experiences.
For my daughter-in-law’s birthday I had purchased her a three bottle sample of body sprays made with essential oils, from this Etsy shop. She has begun to experiment with essential oils around the home instead of air fresheners and loved her present. She allowed her nearly two year old daughter to smell the fragrances and two of the three got an instant thumbs up from her.
Upon arriving home I began to go through my email (after a good rest) and found a post from Enviroblog about perfume, which left me unsettled. I personally don’t like perfumes and colognes. I like the smell of fresh washed skin. Every person has their own scent and I like the naturalness of a body without added fragrances. So imagine my surprise when I learned companies are making perfumes for babies. BABIES!! You can read the entire post here.
First a baby doesn’t need perfumes, they have a lovely scent as it is. When I think of babies I think of how they smell and how they feel (the softness of their skin) . While I bought fragrances for an adult, never would I or any member of my family think to put perfumes on a young child, yet alone a baby!
What are people thinking to be adding even more chemicals to a baby’s young immune system? Don’t they have enough to contend with with all the chemical cleaners, plastic toys and bottles, or commercial laundry detergents to name just a few things?
Not only do babies have to deal with chemicals after their birth but they are affected by everything we come into contact with. It was believed for years that it only mattered what a mother did, but we now know a father’s sperm can carry with it many things harmful to a child as well.
What your great-grandmother was exposed to in pregnancy may cause disease in you without any exposure
How do you feel about perfumes? Would you ever spray one on a baby? Do you use them on yourself?