Due to recent new EU legislation we have to mark our products that contain natural essential oils with “parfume”
Before this I have avoided all products with ”parfume” or ”fragrance” as it has meant that there are synthetic perfumes in it. And why would I want to avoid synthetic perfumes?
More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins, some of which are cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list. Synthetic aromas are known to have many side effects on health.
Manufacturers can legally hide hundreds of synthetic chemicals in the one word.
Synthetic perfumes are really hard to avoid, they are everywhere. In your soap, cleaning products, wipes, laundry detergent, air fresheners, candles and the list goes on.
I find that once you have weened off synthetic fragrances you get more sensitive to synthetic aromas and instead appreciate natural perfumes and scents more, even pick up beautiful subtleties .
Unfortunately this new law makes it even more difficult for consumers. As we had to mark our new Body buddy with the word “parfum” I’ve already had calls asking if we now use synthetic ingredients. The answer is NO, we only use the finest organic essential oils, Bergamot, Sweet orange and lemongrass. The scent is delicious and Body buddy is 100% natural.