Why do we say NO to synthetic fragrances for Babies?
Aroma of ground coffee, freshly baked cookies or the smell of your new born are some of the most loved smells in the world. Ever wondered why? Because, out of the five human senses, smell is an extremely powerful one. It is often triggered by certain fragrances evoking precious memories and experiences. But smelling good could come at a cost to health, especially to our little ones. A lot of what we smell in baby products, comes from artificial fragrances, that are potentially harmful for infants.So why do manufacturers still make it? Because if they were left in their purely natural state, you would be less impressed with the product. Explains a lot of baby products that are infused with artificial fragrances to make the product more attractive.
Human mind is conditioned to associate pleasant smell with vivid memories or even intense emotions. But the fact of the matter is, that the skin is the largest organ of our body. And nearly 60% of what we apply on it, is absorbed in the bloodstream, other cells and organs affecting their good health.
What are artificial fragrances?
Artificial scents are combinations of various chemicals that come from petroleum or crude oil that produce a desired smell. These ingredients are never listed in the product pack since they include harsh toxins like benzene derivatives, aldehydes, toluene and phthalates. These chemicals are reconstituted to mimic the odour of natural extracts, but they are not natural.Body lotions, shampoos, moisturizers and cleansing products designed for babies and adults contain scented chemicals.
Babies are at a high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals since their sensory organs are still developing and they have an acute sensitivity to environmental substances. Artificial fragrances can cause skin irritation, allergies, asthma, eczema, hives and wheezing in babies. In extreme cases, it can also cause life threatening respiratory effects.
Natural or pure fragrances on the other hand, are derived from minimally processed natural materials, without any synthetic or artificial components whatsoever. All-natural range of baby products contain essential oils that are obtained from herbs, seeds, leaves, flowers, roots and woods through steam or water distillation. Environmentally, there are no chemical emissions and the only release is in the form of steam into the air. Choosing 100% natural for your baby is the only way to guarantee that you keep them away from harmful toxic ingredients.
Maaté formulations are free of any chemical or artificial additives and committed to creating a comprehensive range of natural baby wellness products. Itonly uses premium natural oils as the base ingredient for all products ensuring incredible health benefits of your child.
Earth loving products are safe, for you and your baby’s health and for the health of Mother Nature.