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scent of cleaning products and fuel lolliepop Due March 7; 2 kids; Summerville, South Carolina 142 posts
20th Mar '08

I suddenly have the urge to smell all sorts of cleaning fluid and fuel... even that strong smell of diesel like an airplane at the airport. Fortunately, I know enough not to go drinking or eating it... like the pica's we have all been told about... but I can't resist the smell of these things. The other day I put so much hand sanitizer on my hands at work that I went home wishing I could have taken it with me.. then I came home and my fiance was washing the car... I stood out there enjoying the aroma of whatever it was he was using to wash it... then we drove to get something to eat and he used his windshield washer fluid and I asked him if he could do it again. Today I came home to him cleaning the bathrooms and I stood in there for a bit just thinking of how good it smelled. I know that this can be dangerous if I inhale too many fumes... so don't worry, I don't stay in there forever... but I find that I am searching for that scent.... anyone else experience this?

1timemommy 1 child; Oregon 55 posts
20th Mar '08

I am addicted to the smell of pinesole and new tires!

BrittChick [DKED] 17 kids; Conway, Arkansas 6144 posts
20th Mar '08

inhaling any of those fumes can be dangerous. Don't do it, I LOVE the smell of gasoline, but I don't actually smell it because I think it can harm the baby a little bit.

Isguided and Oronic Due May 25 (girl); 1 child; California 20971 posts
20th Mar '08

i LOVE the smell of laundry in the dryer. i have talked about this on like 20 forums! its just so fresh smelling, i cant get enough!

~ BTM ~ ENGAGED!!! YAY 1 child; Florida 1788 posts
20th Mar '08

I LOVE the smell of the permanent marker that smells like a cleaner of some sort! I don't smell it as often as I use to becuz I am preggo.....but man I LOVE that smell!!! Oh and while I was in the ER over the weekend....I LOVED the smell of the soap in the bathroom!!!! I would LITERALLY keep my hands to my face if I didn't have the oxygen in my nose!!!!



It was a ROUGH weekend but glad I had the soap.....HAHAHA

Kenzie's ♥ Mama 1 child; Texas 2212 posts
20th Mar '08
Quoting 1timemommy:
mondy 1 child; Johnstown, Pennsylvania 36 posts
20th Mar '08

yea I'm going through the same thing. I love da smell of gasoline, so I always pump it when we go 2 da gas station. I also find myself doing extra cleaning in my house just 2 smell the pine sol when I mop.

lolliepop Due March 7; 2 kids; Summerville, South Carolina 142 posts
20th Mar '08

of course I don't sit an inhale them, I know that is dangerouns...but when I smell them somewhere I enjoy the aroma. I don't go to the gas-pumps and stand out there and inhale it... it's just when the smell arises I am just like "mmmmmm......"

~ BTM ~ ENGAGED!!! YAY 1 child; Florida 1788 posts
20th Mar '08
Quoting annaber:
lolliepop Due March 7; 2 kids; Summerville, South Carolina 142 posts
20th Mar '08

oooh.... ladies.. I am so glad that I have found some more people that are experiencing this.....

Isguided and Oronic Due May 25 (girl); 1 child; California 20971 posts
20th Mar '08

me...ill sit in the laundry room while other people are doing laundry and just enjoy the smell! but my laundry room is right outside my front door and its just for my building. but i am OBSESSED with the smell...mmm, just thinking about it.....yummm

Jolie720 1 child; Bronx, New York 8 posts
25th Aug '08

Im 36 weeks pregnant and love the smell of lestoil mixed with pinesol i use it to clean everything is this normal?

missyvader Due October 9 (girl); North Carolina 1 posts
4th Sep '09

I just found this post after doing a search to see if I was crazy or if there were other preggo women out there who were going through the same thing! I am about 35 weeks pregnant, and for the past month I can't control myself around cleaning products, gas, hand sanitizer, anything with alcohol in it!! Sadly the main motivation behind my cleaning everything lately is just so that I can deeply inhale the wonderful smells while cleaning!! I am in love with the orange Palmolive dish detergent.. I have had urges to bathe with it (I guess I am sounding crazy NOW). I love any and all lysol products... I vacuum constantly just to smell the rubber... I brush my teeth a lot just to enjoy the taste (I am luckily able to keep myself from eating it, thank god, even though the urge is strong). I love smelling gasoline and hand sanitizer... even my facial toner.. I will sniff the cotton balls when I'm done until there is nothing left to smell. I use double the recommended amount of Gain laundry softener on my towels... then as I am getting out the shower I inhale the stupid towels for like 2 minutes before drying off lol. And one more thing... I swear I can smell freon or something! Anywhere that the temperature is cool (like when the AC is on in the car, or in any type of grocery store, etc) I have to breathe extremely deep because the smell is so good.



IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME???

Christi! 1 child; Florida 91 posts
5th Sep '09

yAY im not the only one. comet bleach all of that kind of stuff i cant help but to smell it sometimes ill just have to go clean the bathroom jus so i can smell it. i try not to do it to much but geeee i never had this problem till i was prego.... what is it that makes us want to smell this stuff??

Joell's Mommy 17 kids; Houston, Texas 173 posts
5th Sep '09

OMG...i thought i was going crazy. I LOVE the smell of rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover...I mean i loved it before but it seems to be 10x worse since i've been pregnant. It gets so bad that I find myself actually sitting here wishing I could smell it.