Commitment To Our Customers
Fragrance Oils, according to Wikipedia, "are blended synthetic aroma compounds or natural essential oils that are diluted with a carrier like propylene glycol, vegetable oil, or mineral oil."
Fragrance oils may contain phthalates, petrochemicals and other ingredients that may be toxic, cause skin irritation and skin sensitivities. They are not natural.
Since it is our commitment to our customers to use only natural ingredients, we use only pure essential oils to scent our products.
There are companies now making lovely "natural" fragrance oils. These scented oils are formulated using proprietary blends of essential oils and other plant materials.
The key word here is proprietary. The word "Fragrance" is protected under the trade secret law. This means that the FDA does not require the manufacturer to list all of the ingredients in a fragrance oil, just the word "fragrance" is required. Thus, we will never know the ingredients present in a formulation.
Since it is our commitment to our customers to list all of our ingredients, we use only pure essential oils to scent our products.
Essential Oils Provide More Than Just Scent
The chemical composition of essential oils cannot be recreated in a laboratory. Essential oils are derived from real plant material. Fragrance oils are artificially created and, even those that are derived from natural components, do not offer the therapeutic advantages of essential oils.
Synthetic fragrance oils do not have healing or medicinal properties. Essential oils retain valuable properties from their parent plant. For example, essential oils like Tea Tree and Rosemary have natural antibacterial or antiviral properties.
Synthetic fragrance oils may duplicate the smell of a flower or herb, but they have no aromatherapeutic value. We choose specific oils not only for their skin care benefits but also for the aromatherapy they offer. Only natural botanical essential oils can cause various neurochemicals to be released in the brain which can affect the body, mind, and spirit. For example, the aroma of natural Lavender, Petitgrain and Chamomile essential oils acts as a natural sedative.
Why Do We Scent With Only Essential Oils?
Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available in a wider selection and at a much lower cost, we use only the purest natural plant essential oils, not those cut or adulterated with inferior oils or chemicals. Fragrance oils are specifically designed to artificially mimic the scent of a natural botanical.
Skin care products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. It does not make sense to create natural, handmade products with synthetic oils that offer nothing but scent and chemicals!
Ever wonder why skin care companies would ever use synthetic fragrances? Click here to read our Blog: "Why Are Synthetic Fragrance Oils So Popular."