Living Fragrance Free

Florida Dance Schedule

  1. Fri - Jul 28 — Orange Park: English Country
  2. Fri - Jul 28 — Tallahassee: Contra
  3. Sat - Jul 29 — McIntosh: Contra
  4. Sun - Jul 30 — Gainesville: Advanced Contra
  5. Mon - Jul 31 — Gainesville: English Country
  6. Tue - Aug 1 — Melbourne: English Country
  7. Tue - Aug 1 — Venice Area: English Country
  8. Tue - Aug 1 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  9. Tue - Aug 1 — Fort Walton: Contra
  10. Wed - Aug 2 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  11. Fri - Aug 4 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  12. Fri - Aug 4 — Orange Park: English Country
  13. Sat - Aug 5 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  14. Sat - Aug 5 — Boca Raton: Contra
  15. Sun - Aug 6 — Gainesville: Contra
  16. Mon - Aug 7 — Gainesville: English Country
  17. Tue - Aug 8 — Melbourne: English Country
  18. Tue - Aug 8 — Venice Area: English Country
  19. Tue - Aug 8 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  20. Tue - Aug 8 — Fort Walton: Contra
  21. Wed - Aug 9 — Gainesville: Irish
  22. Fri - Aug 11 — Tallahassee: Contra
  23. Fri - Aug 11 — Melrose:
  24. Fri - Aug 11 — Orange Park: English Country
  25. Sat - Aug 12 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  26. Sat - Aug 12 —Davie: Contra - summer vacation
  27. Sun - Aug 13 — DeLand: English Country - suspended
  28. Mon - Aug 14 — Gainesville: English Country
  29. Tue - Aug 15 — Melbourne: English Country
  30. Tue - Aug 15 — Venice Area: English Country
  31. Tue - Aug 15 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  32. Tue - Aug 15 — Fort Walton: Contra
  33. Wed - Aug 16 — Gainesville: Irish
  34. Wed - Aug 16 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  35. Fri - Aug 18 — Jacksonville: Contra
  36. Fri - Aug 18 — Sarasota: Contra
  37. Sat - Aug 19 — Gainesville: Contra
  38. Sun - Aug 20 — Boca Raton: Contra
  39. Mon - Aug 21 — Gainesville: English Country
  40. Tue - Aug 22 — Melbourne: English Country
  41. Tue - Aug 22 — Venice Area: English Country
  42. Tue - Aug 22 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  43. Tue - Aug 22 — Fort Walton: Contra
  44. Wed - Aug 23 — Gainesville: Irish
  45. Wed - Aug 23 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  46. Fri - Aug 25 — Tallahassee: Contra
  47. Fri - Aug 25 — Melbourne: Contra - canceled for summer
  48. Fri - Aug 25 — Orange Park: English Country
  49. Sat - Aug 26 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  50. Sat - Aug 26 — McIntosh: Contra
  51. Sun - Aug 27 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  52. Sun - Aug 27 — Coral Gables: Contra
  53. Mon - Aug 28 — Gainesville: English Country
  54. Tue - Aug 29 — Melbourne: English Country
  55. Tue - Aug 29 — Venice Area: English Country
  56. Tue - Aug 29 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  57. Tue - Aug 29 — Fort Walton: Contra
  58. Wed - Aug 30 — Gainesville: Irish
  59. Wed - Aug 30 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  60. Fri - Sep 1 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  61. Fri - Sep 1 — Orange Park: English Country
  62. Sat - Sep 2 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  63. Sat - Sep 2 — Boca Raton: Contra
  64. Sun - Sep 3 — Gainesville: Contra
  65. Mon - Sep 4 — Gainesville: English Country
  66. Tue - Sep 5 — Melbourne: English Country
  67. Tue - Sep 5 — Venice Area: English Country
  68. Tue - Sep 5 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  69. Tue - Sep 5 — Fort Walton: Contra
  70. Wed - Sep 6 — Gainesville: Irish
  71. Fri - Sep 8 — Tallahassee: Contra
  72. Fri - Sep 8 — Melrose:
  73. Fri - Sep 8 — Orange Park: English Country
  74. Sat - Sep 9 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  75. Sat - Sep 9 —Davie: Contra - summer vacation
  76. Sun - Sep 10 — DeLand: English Country - suspended
  77. Mon - Sep 11 — Gainesville: English Country
  78. Tue - Sep 12 — Melbourne: English Country
  79. Tue - Sep 12 — Venice Area: English Country
  80. Tue - Sep 12 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  81. Tue - Sep 12 — Fort Walton: Contra
  82. Wed - Sep 13 — Gainesville: Irish
  83. Wed - Sep 13 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  84. Fri - Sep 15 — Jacksonville: Contra
  85. Fri - Sep 15 — Melbourne: Contra
  86. Fri - Sep 15 — Sarasota: Contra
  87. Sat - Sep 16 — Gainesville: Contra
  88. Sun - Sep 17 — Boca Raton: Contra
  89. Mon - Sep 18 — Gainesville: English Country
  90. Tue - Sep 19 — Melbourne: English Country
  91. Tue - Sep 19 — Venice Area: English Country
  92. Tue - Sep 19 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  93. Tue - Sep 19 — Fort Walton: Contra
  94. Wed - Sep 20 — Gainesville: Irish
  95. Wed - Sep 20 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  96. Fri - Sep 22 — Tallahassee: Contra
  97. Fri - Sep 22 — Melbourne: Contra - canceled for summer
  98. Fri - Sep 22 — Orange Park: English Country
  99. Sat - Sep 23 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  100. Sat - Sep 23 — McIntosh: Contra
  101. Sun - Sep 24 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  102. Sun - Sep 24 — Coral Gables: Contra
  103. Mon - Sep 25 — Gainesville: English Country
  104. Tue - Sep 26 — Melbourne: English Country
  105. Tue - Sep 26 — Venice Area: English Country
  106. Tue - Sep 26 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  107. Tue - Sep 26 — Fort Walton: Contra
  108. Wed - Sep 27 — Gainesville: Irish
  109. Wed - Sep 27 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  110. Fri - Sep 29 — Orange Park: English Country

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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