Living Fragrance Free

  • Tue - Nov 21 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 22 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 22 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Nov 24 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 24 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Nov 25 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Nov 25 —Davie: Contra
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  • Sun - Nov 26 — Gulfport Casino: Contra
  • Mon - Nov 27 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 29 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 29 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 1 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 1 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Dec 2 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 2 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Sun - Dec 3 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Mon - Dec 4 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 5 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 5 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 5 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 5 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 6 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 6 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 8 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 8 — Melrose:
  • Fri - Dec 10 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Dec 9 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 9 —Davie: Contra - spended
  • Sun - Dec 10 — DeLand: English Country
  • Mon - Dec 11 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 12 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 12 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 12 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 12 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 13 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 13 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Jacksonville: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Melbourne: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Sarasota: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 16 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Sun - Dec 17 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Mon - Dec 18 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 20 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 20 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 22 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Dec 23 — Gulfport Casino: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 23 —Davie: Contra
  • Mon - Dec 25 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 27 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 27 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 29 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Dec 30-31 — Gainesville: New Year Contra
  • Living Fragrance Free

    A significant and growing number of people suffer from sensitivity to solvents, coal tar and petroleum products including perfume and fragrance. These chemicals act not only as respiratory irritants, but also as cardiac stimulants (sky rocketing blood pressure, palpitations) and neurotoxins (symptoms include tremors, mental confusion, equilibrium loss, blurred vision). Exposure to small amounts of these chemicals can cause symptoms. This is not a preference issue - it is a serious health issue. Chemical sensitivity results from long term exposure to solvents and products in doses thought to be safe: this could happen to any one of us. I was over 40 when the symptoms first occurred.

    Because a dance hall is an enclosed spaces, even small amounts of fragrance, scented or toxic products on a few people can add up quickly to intolerable amounts. The motion and heat of dancing increases the dispersion and effect. Even when I cannot smell the fragrance at the dance, it clings to clothing. I notice it when I remove my t-shirt. Our fellow dancers with chemical sensitivities can attend only if we all work together to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals. I frequently have to leave dances because of excessive fragrance. Fragrance-free soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner and skin lotion should be used.

    This is my selection of products for living as near to fragrance-free as possible. If you have additional products, email them to the webmaster.

       Hand and bath soap - Dove and Ivory have acceptable fragrance free soaps. Basis fragrance free is better but not readily available.
       Body Wash and Shampoo - Atsko Body Wash and Shampoo is excellent. It was developed to remove fragrances and chemicals left by other products.
       Shampoo and conditioner - I need a dandruff shampoo, so I use Head and Shoulders or Pert (both scented) followed by Earth Sciences shampoo, Atsko shampoo, and Earth Sciences conditioner.
       Hair Spray - Magick Botanicals has a fragrance free hair spray along with a wide variety of fragrance free products.
       Shaving - Aveeno shaving gel and skin lotion.
       Bath oil - Kiss My Face (herbal scent) but I never have a problem.
       Deodorant - Kiss My Face, Le Stick or Earth Sciences Liken Plant.
       Laundry detergent - Fragrance free All, Cheer and Seventh Generation are acceptable but I prefer Atsko Sensi-Clean.
       Dish washing - Seventh Generation, sink and washer.
       Unscented Products distributes a variety of fragrance free products.

       Nasal spray - Frequent use of a saline (non-mediacted) nasal spray helps.
       Medication - Butabital helps some for neurotoxins symptoms.

       Fragrance - If you must wear a fragrance, use an essential oil with a very delicate pure herbal or floral scent.

    The "Ban Perfume" image is available as a button. Email webmaster if you would like one (or more is you are willing to distribute them at your dances).

    Here are a few links to other Fragrance Free sites.

    Avoid fragrances and perfumes. Not cool.

    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

    Fragrance-Free Encounters

    A FRAGRANCE-SAFE CAMP



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