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What about your synthetic ingredients? Are they really safe?

What is it?

Synthetic materials can be man-made in a lab or are natural ingredients that have been processed furthur than their raw state. Most of the time synthetic materials are almost chemically identical to their natural counterparts.

Synthetic fragrances contain some ingredients that are not of a natural origin while natural fragrances contain ingredients only from a natural origin (essential oils). Not all synthetic fragrances are bad and many of them contain essential oils. There has been a lot of negative publicity given to paraben and phthalates that have been used in fragrances in the past. However, it’s possible to make a synthetic fragrances without any of those ingredients, which is what we do.

It’s important to note that just because it’s synthetic doesn’t mean it’s going to cause allergic reactions. Both natural and synthetic blends have allergens. Allergens are substances that are known to cause allergic reactions.

It’s not a competition of which one smells or works better, most of the time they smell the exact same. Both play equally important roles in the shelf life, smell, and health benefits of the fragrances. We use a man-made synthetic non-phthalatecarrier that is that is safe for family, friends, and pets.

What do scent carriers do?

Simple, they carry the scent. It’s our biggest man-made component of our fragrance blends. Synthetic fragrances last longer than natural fragrances, which fade quickly because they lack the non-synthetic fixatives, which stabilize a scent’s vitality and control their slow release. Without it, the science behind what we do just wouldn’t be possible.

How are the fragrances made?

All of our fragrances are custom blended in a lab that works under very tight quality and safety requirements. You can learn more about how essential oils are made and how fragrance oils are made.

What are the alternatives?

Along with the rising popularity of scents, the fragrance industry had to work overtime to keep up. They knew that natural ingredients presented a limitation of what could be done both as resources and as a creative medium. So in the 19th century many organic chemists worked tirelessly with technology to create a modern solution–man-made molecules. Doing so not only opened a door to endless scent possibilities but also worked in preserving our great but limited resources.

While there is a great tendancy admist the public to assume that if it’s natural it’s better, that isn’t always the case. In the world’s demand for products such as sandalwood, deforestation and other harmful practices have consumed and destroyed the natural resources. Another popular demand is the musk scent, which requires a cruel extraction from our wildlife friends. These castatrophes can be avoided because they can be replicated with ease in a lab. No trees or animals harmed, and we prefer it that way.

Is it right for me?

Only you can decide if it’s right for you and your family. We hope we have answered some questions and have shed light on the truth of natural and synthetic fragrances. If you still want all natural, we understand, but know that we’ve worked hard to make sure that all of our products are safe for your home.

What if I only want to diffuse essential oils?

While our testing hasn’t been extensive, we have found through all of our tests so far that essential oils run great through our Whole Home Diffuser! However, until we can guarantee the success of running only essential oils, doing so will not be covered under the warranty. We plan to continue our testing of all natural products to make sure we can accomadate everyone’s needs and wants. Please note that not all essential oils are the same, with different potencies, viscotities, and aromas there are many factors that play into your scenting experience.

 

Ingredients found in our fragrances

  • Orange Oil
  • Grapefruit Oil
  • Cedar Leaf Oil
  • Amyris Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Amyl Acetate 
  • Benzaldehyde
  • Benzyl Acetate
  • Cedarwood Oil (extracted from foliage)
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Citral (synthetic citrus)
  • D-limonene
  • Methyl Ionone Gamma
  • Hydroxycitronellal
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Florhydral
  • Linalool
  • Thymol (extracted from Thyme)
  • Vanillin (synthetic vanilla)
  • Citronellol
  • Coumarin
  • Eugenol
  • Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde
  • Geraniol
  • Cinnamic Aldehyde
  • Lilial
  • Lyral 
  • Orange Oil
  • Grapefruit Oil
  • Cedar Leaf Oil
  • Amyris Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Amyl Acetate
  • Benzaldehyde
  • Benzyl Acetate
  • Cedarwood Oil (extracted from foliage)
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Citral (synthetic citrus)
  • D-Limonene
  • Florhydral
  • Linalool
  • Thymol (extracted from thyme)
  • Vanillin (synthetic vanilla)
  • Citronellol
  • Coumarin
  • Eugenol
  • Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde
  • Geraniol
  • Cinnamic Aldehyde
  • Lilial
  • Lyral

Vanillin is synthetic vanilla. Commonly used as a replacement in foods for natural Vanilla.

Citral is an aroma compound that is used for its citrus effect. It’s a major component of the Lemongrass essential oil.

Linalool is a fragrance substance that is natural occurring alcohol found in many flowers but can also be produced synthetically.

Florhydral is a fresh, floral, and powerful synthetic odor. Used in perfumery and often in laundry products.

Benzyl Acetate occurs in many fruits. It’s has a very pleasant aroma and has been used in hygiene and health care products.

Amyl Acetate is mainly used as a solvent in fragrance blends, it has a scent similar to pears and apples.

Butyl Acetate is a liquid found in many types of fruit.

D-Limonene is a major component of citrus peels and smells like oranges.

Thymol is extracted from Thyme and has a pleasant smell.

Benzaldehyde is a synthetic almond oil.

A naturally occuring ingredient with a citrus scent. Derived from plants such as roses or lemongrass.

A man-made compound with a fragrance of sweet vanilla and grass found in many perfumes.

A liquid extracted from essential oils such as clove, basil, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

A compound used in many aromas and found naturally in chamomile.

Found in rose, palmarosa, and citronella oil. Used for it’s sweet floral scent.

It is what gives Cinnamon its flavor and odor and occurs naturally in cinnamon bark and cassia trees.

Often used in soaps, aftershaves, and shampoos, it’s a man-made compound used for its fresh and floral scent.

Often used in skin care and cosmetics as an odor masking man-made ingredient.

A man-made floral and woodsy scent that bridges the gap from top, middle, and bottom notes.

A liquid with a sweet scent that in it’s natural form can be found in lavender.

A colorless liquid that can be found in cloves that is used all throughout the Costmetic Industry for it’s sweet and floral fragrance. 

Other Information

All information and reasearch is from the Safety Data Sheets and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA).

All of our scents are in Category 11 (includes air freshners) and are considered safe to be used at 100% so we don’t dilute your fragrances. You get what you pay for and nothing less.

None of our fragrances are considered Hazardous Materials by the International Fragrance Association.

The exact chemical makeup of our fragrances are considered to be a trade secret.

If it does come in contact with your face, wash with soap and water. If swallowed call poison control immediately.

Our fragrances are non-reactive under normal conditions of storage, transportation, and use.

All of our fragrances are stable under normal conditions of storage, transportation, and use. 

Avoid freezing, excessive temperatures, open flames and improper storage.

Whole Home Scenting recognizes that not everyone is the same. Some people may have an allergic reaction while others won’t, even with naturally derived ingredients. It’s important with any product to discontinue use if you experience any adverse side effects or other reactions.

* The natural ingredients in our blends are organic, the synthetics in our blends are not.

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