Did you know Scentsy uses both synthetic and natural ingredients to create our signature fragrances? Here are the top ten reasons you might find synthetic ingredients in our products:
1 – Synthetic ingredients are rigorously tested
Just like natural fragrance ingredients, synthetic scents undergo stringent scientific testing and are subject to national and international reviews before being declared safe for household use.
2 – Scentsy holds every ingredient to the highest standard
Scentsy imposes regulations from the EPA, FDA and European Union, as well as organizations like the International Fragrance Association for all our scented products. Learn more about Scentsy’s commitment to safety!
3 – Synthetic ingredients can be the most sustainable option
For example, it takes about 10,000 roses to create a single teaspoon (5 mL) of natural rose oil. Synthetic rose oil bypasses this wasteful harvesting method.
4 – Synthetic scents create alternatives to animal-based ingredients
Historically, fragrances like musk could only be extracted from animals like the Musk Deer. The invention of synthetic options has removed the need to harm and harvest these creatures.
5 – Fragrances are more affordable thanks to synthetic ingredients
Throughout the history of fragrance, many scents were only available to wealthy elites. Synthetic alternatives help make fragrances more widely available to everyone!
6 – “Synthetic” and “natural” are very similar
Many lab-made ingredients are chemically identical to the natural ones they emulate.
7 – Synthetic ingredients can be made hypoallergenic
Plenty of natural materials can pose health risks to people with allergies. Synthetic alternatives let perfumers create great fragrances that can lower the risk of allergic reactions!
8 – Synthetic ingredients are time tested
Lab-made ingredients have been a part of the fragrance industry since the 1800s. In fact, some of the world’s most famous perfumes wouldn’t be possible without synthetic scents!
9 – Synthetic ingredients can ensure quality
Some natural ingredients won’t always give you the same scent from batch to batch. Creating ingredients in a controlled environment greatly reduces scent variation.
10 – Scentsy evaluates each ingredient on a case-by-case bases
Scentsy cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of our customers, community and the planet we share. By seeing past artificial divides like “natural vs. synthetic,” our fragrance experts craft safe, sustainable fragrances that enliven the senses and inspire the soul.
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