Please note that there are various levels of chemical intolerances and sensitivities and what may work for one person may not work with another.
Most of the products listed below can be purchased online at Vitacost, Amazon, or at a health food store. If you find that you have a reaction simply return the product. Amazon and Vitacost are very good about accepting returns if a product makes you sick so are Wholefoods and Trader Joes.
For a Comprehensive List of Fragrance Free-cosmetics, beauty items, and household care products click here.
For a list of fragrance-free products with low chemical ratings click here
Supplements for Health and Healing
Bioactive cysteine for glutathione production.
Having adequate amounts of glutathione is critical for those with chemical intolerances, mold toxicity and other health issues. For 25% off be sure to choose auto-ship.
MCS Awareness Clothing (Some Organic Cotton Options)
Primal Pit Paste Unscented Primal Pit Paste is free of essential oils and has no scent.
For a homemade deodorant below is a simple recipe.
No stove or cooking required.
-5 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil
-1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) arrowroot powder
-1 Tablespoon of baking soda
-1 drop of organic essential oil of lavender (optional)
Mix with a whisk and store in a glass jar preferably or a BPA-free plastic jar with a tight lid.
You can also store it in the fridge after placing it in a roll-on tube then apply and place it back in the fridge.
Apply daily. For roll-on tubs click here.
Jason Sea Fresh Antiplaque & Strengthening Toothpaste Deep Sea Spearmint
Nature’s Answer PerioBrite Toothpaste Cool Mint
Other Toothpaste options rated by the Environmental Working Group
Life Tree Dishwasher Liquid
Planet Dishwasher Liquid
Seventh Generation Free and Clear
Ecover Naturally Derived Automatic Dishwasher Tablets, Zero Fragrance
A basic recipe for a large load is to mix 4 cups of baking soda and a Tablespoon of white vinegar and wash to remove dirt and odors.
Seventh Generation Free and Clear Liquid Detergent (doesn’t work for everyone)
Borax Unscented Washing Soda
Body Soap Bars
Fragrance-Free Lipstick, Lip Balm, Eyeliner & Mascara
Lower Chemical Construction Materials
Plain Plaster to Create Walls (on metal lath) (shared by a mom with MCS)
Metal Building (please insulate properly to prevent condensation and mold) (shared by a mom with MCS)
Metal Worktable (instead of kitchen countertops) (shared by a mom with MCS)Mineral and Lox Tox pain Options
Masks & Respirators
Disposable P100 Respirator – I use this one if I am around sick people and if I am trying to avoid pollen, air pollution smoke, paint fumes and heavy air fresheners in public restrooms. These respirators provide protection against both solid and liquid aerosol particulates that may contain oil.
Airinum Urban Air Mask 1.0 This mask is one of my favorite stylish masks for low to mild chemical intolerances and sensitivities. It works much better than other stylish masks and has a replaceable filter. Stay tuned for a review soon for this mask.
“This mask is tested in world-class Swedish laboratory (Camfil) with equivalent results of the American N95 or European FFP2 performance (Test: GB2626 & Certification: KN95). The mask filters the following particles in the air you breathe:
• PM 0.3-10, dust and other air pollutants
• Pollen and other allergens
• Bacteria and other germs
• Wildfire smoke and cigarettes” Source
Cambridge Masks are respirators that use military grade filtration technology to filter out nearly 100% of particulate pollution, gases, as well as bacteria and viruses in a fashion friendly mask suitable for the whole family. Cambridge Mask’s inner filtration layer is made from a 100% pure activated carbon cloth, which was originally invented by the UK Ministry of Defence. It was extensively developed and has been made into products for use in chemical, biological and nuclear warfare protection. They offer decent filtration but not as good as the Airinum mask.
Half Face Respirator 3M™ Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator Assembly includes a 3M™ 6000 Series Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator and two 3M™ 2091 P100 Particulate Filters. This assembly is NIOSH approved for environments containing certain oil and non-oil based particles. When properly fitted, this respirator helps provide protection in a variety of applications including welding, brazing, torch cutting, metal pouring, soldering, and exposure to lead asbestos, cadmium, arsenic, and MDA at concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).
Organic Batting for Furniture Making
Ceramic Portable Infrared Heater
Mattresses, covers, charcoal blankets & organic bedding
Home AC & Furnace Filters
They sell Merv 14 filters with carbon which offer the highest grade filtration used in medical facilities
Car Purifiers & Filters
Hotels & Clean Rooms
Promolife sells many machines that are affordable for those without health insurance. Oxygen can help greatly with moderate and advanced MCS.
Institute for Functional Medicine- find a doctor Doctors who treat Mold Illness (CIRS) NAET – non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
Other Helpful Links
Here you can find out more about TILT/MCS and how it affects people.
Here you can read about What It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support
Here you can read: How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers
Here you can read about treatment for TILT/MCS
Here you can read Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Here you can read about MCS and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Here you can read How to Become Fragrance Free.
Here you can find videos and information in Spanish about MCS
Here you can find MCS medical research published from 2000 to June 2016
Here you can find out what Toxic Injury Awareness Month is all about
Here you can read about FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ONSET OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
Here you can watch a documentary by a father on Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Here you can read about Neurotoxicity and how to recognize it
Here you can watch an interview with Anne Steinemann PhD about Toxins in Everyday Household Products
Here you can read about how to prevent chemical injury
Here you can find out about Chemical Free Housing and Tiny Homes
Here you can find info on reactivity testing – “Our services focus on screening for systemic reactions to dental or orthopedic related materials. The dental materials panel includes a wide range of materials divided into 36 categories used in treating your mouth such as fillings, crowns, implants, and orthodontics. The orthopedic panel covers surgical materials divided into 33 categories used to treat other parts of the body such as hips, elbows, and spines. There are categories such as bone augmentation and sutures that are applicable to both areas and thus reported in both panels. Please feel free to browse the professional and patient oriented sections of our website to learn more about how we can assist in improving your health. We have placed some commonly requested links in the sidebar of each webpage for your convenience in accessing information.”