There are nearly 4,000 raw materials available to develop fragrances. Actual fragrance formulas can be quite complex, typically including 10 – 200 individual raw materials, even though the fragrance is commonly present at 1% or less in household care products.
The vast majority of these fragrance materials are safe for consumers to use. However, as with so many things in our world, there are a small number that may not be suited for all consumers. Some people have allergies which is an immune response when exposed to a material. Other people that have not developed an allergy will have no response. Governmental Regulatory Bodies, IFRA, and household care product manufacturers closely monitor developments in the marketplace and scientific research to identify if a fragrance material should either be completely avoided or used below specific levels that would reduce the probability of allergies developing. Our scientists apply this information to determine which materials may or may not be used in our household care products.
As consumer safety is one of our core guiding principles, we often choose to take a more conservative approach. There are some materials that we do not use that are acceptable under government regulation. If you are concerned about specific fragrance materials, please get in touch with us to obtain additional information.