Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:00
There are so many delicious scents in the garden but all scents are just chemicals. Those who are sensitive to these aldehydes are just bombarded by them ( even indoors). If perfumes cause headaches or nausea, pine trees, new furniture, fresh paint or laminate flooring makes you feel tired or queasy then you maybe sensitive to aldehydes.
Most of our household smells are either oils from plants or synthetic copies so they are EVERYWHERE! Some people love the taste and smell of coriander as a yummy herb to others it tastes horribly of soap. Some love hawthorn blossom and smell almonds whilst others detect another chemical in it like ammonia ( or ol' pee) as well as the almond scent. It's in your genes which camp you fall into. Not much you can do about that : (
Sensitivity and reactions can show on skin, breathing difficulties, headache and even mood. Antihistamines do help though and a nice trip to the seaside too for a 'change of air'.