Fragrance Free Policy for Every Body Every Mind Sangha

As you plan to come to the Every Body Every Mind Sangha please ask yourself:
“Am I wearing perfume or fragranced hair, body or clothing products?” 
If the answer is yes, please do not come to EBMC…

Perfumes and fragrances are barriers to accessibility.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or MCS, is a progressive neurological disease that can result in death. MCS is not a smell preference but a recognized medical disability. Many people living with MCS suffer extreme harm from perfume and exposures.  Each exposure can trigger illness that can last for days, weeks or months: migraines, asthma, fatigue, and immune system damage; and may add to progressive and permanent brain and organ damage.

For this reason, please understand that if you are wearing fragranced products you will be asked to leaveand to please return when you are fragrance-free. You are a valued member of this community, and we also need to maintain a safe, healthy and accessible space for those of us with multiple chemical sensitivities.

Being fragrance-free provides a crucial form of access for the Every Body Every Mind Sangha, and as such is a concrete form of love for our beloved community.  We invite you to join us in creating and participating in space that is truly safe for all of us. If you need help being fragrance-free, check out this extensive list of fragrance-free products (including products especially good for people of color).

Thank you!