Tis’ the season…

We are deep into the fall season, bordering closely on winter for us here in the Canadian Prairies.  The snow is falling, home fires burning, and thoughts turn to Christmas and gift-giving.

To my surprise, I have yet to meet someone that I talk to about chemical sensitivities that doesn’t have some experience to relate to me, whether it has impacted them personally or someone they know.  Some people don’t yet have a name for what they’ve heard of or experienced, but others know exactly what CS is.  This brings me mixed feelings; on the one hand, I am glad that awareness is increasing and on the other hand I am saddened that so many people are suffering in this way.

Recently, my husband returned from work and relayed to me that a large mining corporation has made their work space “Scent Free”.  I am thrilled to see that more and more organizations apart from the government-owned ones are making bold moves to protect their workers and clients.  Consider making your home a synthetic fragrance-free zone – and let your friends and family know why you are making these changes.  Who knows, you may be preventing an allergy in someone you care about.

We are setting up an Etsy shop where you can browse and buy our products (if you are in our local area, feel free to browse and then order via email or phone to avoid shipping fees) as well as working hard on beautiful gift boxes for Holiday giving.  Particularly through our most intense skin drying season, give the gift of beautifully moisturized skin – to your loved ones and to yourself!

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CS information… why should you care?

Here is a great article I came across explaining MCS/CS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities/Chemical Sensitivities).  You  may remember in my previous post, I explained that my teenage daughter was diagnosed with CS a few years back and that diagnoses is what eventually prompted me to start Beautiful.  Sometimes it is very difficult to explain what CS is and why people should care – and this leads to a lot of misinformation and confusion.  This article does a great job of explaining much of it in detail, and certainly since according to this article 1 in 5 people currently identify as having trouble with scents ( a full 20% of our population!), we do need to care.

Here is the link to the article – and another to a great page that talks about the fragrance free products out there.  Enjoy!