“More and more people are coming out about having chemical sensitivities, or what some folks refer to as chemical injury. There are many of your friends who have asthma, have MCS, have been through chemo, etc, who don’t mention it cause they don’t feel entitled or want to get in a fight, but if you cut down on scents, they will be really happy. A lot of people are chemically injured through doing industrial labor- cleaning houses, using or being exposed to pesticides as farmworkers, and growing up in neighborhoods with a lot of industrial pollution. Chemical sensitivity is a POC issue.”
this is not only a great educational resource on MCS, but has a TON of resources/product recommendations for going fragrence free while being a fierce brown femme (or not brown/not femme)!!!
So many of the options are also cheap! Going fragrance free can be tough, try switching out one product at a time. Start with deodorant, then laundry detergent, then shampoo and conditioner (for example) if you can’t go cold turkey.
The one challenge I have is finding fragrance free and/or chemically conscious lipstick and gloss (essential to my femmeness!)… I’ve been on a mission to find some. If anyone knows of any please share!