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Fragrance Free Solution: Simple beauty products

Simple is a new fragrance free line of products. They offer facial wipes, cleansers, and moisturizer. I have found it at Target, CVS and my local grocery store. I have been using the wipes to remove my makeup nightly and really like them.  Simple calls themselves the “Sensitive Skin Experts”. I may not have sensitive skin but I do have a sensitive head that is prone to migraine headaches due to perfumes. So thank you “Simple” for offering a line of Fragrance Free products!

Simple Fragrance Free products

Simple facial products are Fragrance Free.

“Simple, Sensitive Skin Experts”  facial products are Fragrance Free.

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Fragrance Free Solution: Laundry Detergents

Tide's Fragrance Free Laundry Detergent given a halo by Smellinc. Blog

If you have fragrance sensitivities like me, laundry can be a real pain. It is comforting to know that many companies now are creating and mass producing fragrance free versions of laundry detergents. Procter & Gamble’s “Tide Free” has been available for years and can be found in most retailers. I’ve been a loyal fan since college. I have noticed that more options are becoming readily available. Sun Product’s “All Free & Clear” is being heavily advertised and seems to be available at most shops. They boast #1 recommendation by dermatologists for sensitive skin and have been buying TV ads. Even Costco’s brand Kirkland has a fragrance free version of laundry detergent. Last time I checked Costco, it saves you 30 cents to forgo the smelly stuff and switch to their fragrance free version. If you want a greener alternative both Seventh Generation and Method  sell fragrance free laundry detergent. I see them often in Target and my supermarket. For years, I only remember having one option which was Tide Free. I’m very pleased that there are options now at most major retailers.

For those of you who don’t use fragrance free versions, please consider it. Do you really want multiple scents clashing? All the other products you use in a day colliding with laundry scents as well. Whether you believe that fragrances can be harmful to your health or not, for some of us, it is. And for those of us who get headaches, asthma attacks or allergic reactions to fragrances we appreciate any effort you make to reduce our exposure to them.

UPDATE: Since I posted this I have noticed quite a few more options…. Downy Free & Sensitive, Clorox Green Work’s Natural Free & Clear, Proctor & Gamble’s Cheer Free & Gentle, Arm & Hammer Essentials Free of Perfumes and Dyes, Mrs. Meyer’s Scent Free and even Southeast grocery store Publix has a Free & Clear generic offering. This is a really good trend.

Target Up & Up razors disappoint me

I love Target. So it pains me to write this. I recently bought a package of their generic brand, Up & Up, disposable razors.  I examined the razors marked sensitive skin and no where on the package did it say they were scented. When I opened them at home, I was overwhelmed with an awful citrusy/mango fragrance. We need fragrances in our razors too? Target, if you must make your razors stink, you could at least say they are scented.