Like many of my friends, I was raised with a “Clorox” mentality
, where the thinking is that it’s not clean unless your lungs burn. I was crazy for everything scented, from candles to personal care products. If it smelled clean I “automatically” assumed it was in fact “clean” (and good for you).
I remember bonding with my mom as she would show me how to apply makeup and all the wonderful smelling body sprays and lotions. She even showed me her “secret” for oily skin (baby powder). Little did I know that baby (talcum) powder would later be disclosed as massively toxic.