Resources for Scent-Free Spaces

Learn more about scents and how to avoid them for yourself and others. You can also use these resources to begin working together to create inclusive scent-free spaces.

Scent-Free Education and Policy Materials

Email Signatures

Inform your colleagues of your efforts to support scent-free spaces in your email signature. Suggested email signatures lines are listed below, or develop your own. You can link to this website.

  • Scent-free
  • Scent-free (why include this?)
  • I am scent-free in shared air spaces
  • Join me in being scent-free
  • Learn more about creating scent-free spaces
  • Or try this Email Signature from the American Lung Association: “This is a fragrance-free workplace. Thank you for not wearing any of the following during your visit: cologne, after shave lotion, perfume, perfumed hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and/or similar products. Our chemically-sensitive co-workers and clients thank you.”

Workplace Policies and Signage

College Campus Examples:

Door and Room Signage:

Hosting Accessible Events

There are many examples of organizations creating awareness around and supporting all event participants with scent/fragrance-free event postings. Ask your own organizations if one exists or if you can create one.

Example Language:

Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, hair products, cosmetics, and scented lotions while attending this event, and avoid using scented soaps, shampoos, and detergents prior to the event. These products can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies and/or chemical sensitivities.

Fragrance-free seating sections will also be provided for those who require an additional precaution during the event. When possible, fragrance-free handsoap will be provided in restrooms for the use of all guests.

Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community.

More information on being fragrance-free can be found at -Source: The Center for Women at UCLA

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