Fragrance Oils

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What are they for?

The psychological and emotional benefits of fragrance for adults and babies are well-documented. Whether it’s to relieve stress, create a mood, enhance an experience, or make a good impression, humans have relied on the unique power of fragrance oils for centuries

Where do we stand?

Choosing the right fragrance oils for consumers looking for scented products and offering choices for consumers who want to avoid fragrance oils is an important part of our Safety and Care Commitment.

What goes into a fragrance? While the exact contents of a fragrance oil are considered proprietary, we want you to know that the fragrances we make are created by combining only ingredients approved by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA),* the world’s leading authority on the safe use of fragrances. To arrive at our fragrance policy, we follow all IFRA allergy and irritation restrictions as well as those of regulatory safety authorities around the world.

What goes into a fragrance?

Our process begins with testing and safety assessments of fragrance ingredients by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) and then approval by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA)*, the world’s leading fragrance authority. IFRA sets guidelines, known as IFRA Standards, including how fragrance ingredients may or may not be used in a formula, limits on maximum amounts, as well as specifications for purity or quality. Fragrance ingredients must also meet a wide range of federal and international regulations including environmental safety, product safety, and worker safety. We then add our in-house safety and care standards to ensure that our fragrance oils meet our high company standards for skin safety. And for consumers with allergies or sensitive skin, we use fragrance oils that are designed to minimize skin allergy and irritation

What do we NOT use?

Even though certain fragrance ingredients are allowable by governments and healthcare authorities, many do not meet our Safety and Care Commitment standards. Examples of fragrance ingredients we don’t use include moskene, musk ambrette, musk ketone, musk xylol, musk tibetene, celestolide, acetylethyltetramethyltetralin, phantolide, tonalide, traseolide, galaxolide, cashmeran, hexahydropentamethylnaphthopyran, diethylphthalate, tagetes, rose crystals, diacetyl, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, evernia furfuracea extract, evernia prunastri extract, atranol, chloratranol, and styrene.

Learn More About the Science of Fragrance

Visit the Fragrance Conservatory to learn about fragrance ingredients and the science of scent , and the history and health benefits of fragrance.

* No endorsement, approval, association, or sponsorship of Our Safety & Care Commitment by the organization listed is stated or implied.