Here’s something I’ve started to notice more and more since I transitioned to natural products: I’m a lot more sensitive to synthetic fragrances than I ever was before I switched. I think my body had just gotten used to being surrounded by all of those synthetic chemicals and built up a tolerance, because now that my beauty routine is so much cleaner, I can’t even walk past a smelly store in the mall without getting a headache. For a while I thought maybe I was just imagining my new sensitivity, but it turns out I’m not the only one: Alexandra at No More Dirty Looks had a similar experience. Check out her post about working around synthetic fragrances, and don’t miss the comments.
Here’s what else I’ve been reading+enjoying this week:
- Crunchy Betty wrote a comprehensive two-part series about hot oil hair treatments: Part One, Part Two
- Eco-Chick has a great interview with Lauren Conrad.
- All of the conversation about dry brushing this week is a perfect match for Spirit Demerson’s post about exfoliation.
- There have been a few stories published this week about the dangers of yoga: Check out this post on Well+Good NYC for a good explanation (and links to both stories). Personally, I think there’s a risk of injury for any activity (whether you’re sitting on the couch playing video games or running a marathon), and I have no plans to ditch my yoga classes! And here’s a little nugget from Yoga Journal with what I think is a more balanced take.
What interesting things have you come across this week? Do tell! —Aleigh