Wear clothing from natural fibres where possible
Usually when we think of allergies we think of food allergies but we can also be allergic to the clothing we wear.
When our grandparents and great grandparents were alive and living their lives to the full, just like we are today, all their clothing was made out of natural materials - cotton, wool and linen. Some lucky young ladies had clothing made from silk and poorer people may have had clothes made from hemp or other coarse plant type weaves.
Today when we go into any clothing shop, the majority of clothing is made from synthetics.
What are Synthetic Materials?
Synthetics are fibres made from substances that are not natural. These major synthetics are polyester, nylon, acetate, viscose, acrylic, saran, spandex, orlon and rayon. Most synthetics are made from petrochemicals. What else is made from petrochemicals? Petrol or gasoline for your car. That's right, your clothes are related to the fuel you put in your car.
Synthetic fibres melt and stick to the skin if they burn. They also cause static electricity to build up in the body. This electrical charge can cause irritation of the skin. Synthetic fibres can make you overheat - remember they do not let moisture escape, and they also make you cold when they get wet.
Best Fibres to Use
Natural fibres are the best to use. These include cotton and wool worn by our ancestors. Science today has helped manufacturers refine the ways these fibres and yarns are made and so give us better end products. Other natural fibres to look out for are silk, linen, bamboo, cashmere, alpaca and leather.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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