Top ten reasons you might find synthetic ingredients in our products

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.

Have more questions about synthetic scents? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Fred

    What are the main ingredients and what kind of wax to you use in your warmer wax?

    • Scentsy

      Hi Fred. Feel free to click on the image of a product on our website for a list of ingredients!

  2. Fred

    Is your wax made off Paraffin wax

    • Scentsy

      In all of the Scentsy wax products, we use high-quality paraffin based wax, which contains no parabens or paraben by-products. This wax was chosen because of its superior scent loading ability, melting point, and firmness. We did look into vegetable-based waxes, but were unable to obtain the quality we were looking for.

      Our wax products are not burned in our warmers, so it is not released into the air. You do not have to worry about chemicals being released because the warmers only warm the scent out of the wax while the wax remains in the warmer.

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