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We know some companies say they “don’t test on animals,” but we’re skeptical about that since it is often legally required. A company saying it doesn't test on animals, doesn't mean that the ingredients themselves haven’t been tested. The vast majority of ingredients used in products will have been tested for toxicity. But some companies ignore this issue because their raw materials were tested by the suppliers they purchase from, or from other suppliers that those suppliers use. We care about our honesty and transparency in our claims. So, we won’t make broad, sweeping claims that imply more than is true.
- The Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA),
- The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
- The Clean Air Act, which regulate the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) that our products can contain.
- Local Food and Drug Authority (FDA).
- Customs Department which is responsible for the correct labelling and to verify that all the above criteria has been met.
An example is d-Limonene, which is in many natural fragrance materials and is a component of citrus peels. d-Limonene can cause skin allergies and can potentially be toxic to organisms in waterways, depending on the dose. And many other natural fragrance ingredients have the same hazard. In fact, the amount of limonene in an orange peel is enough to warrant a “Harmful” classification as a skin allergy hazard in the European Union AND a “Dead Tree and Dead Fish” symbol for being dangerous to the environment!
So should the use of natural fragrance materials be avoided altogether? No. But neither should the use of synthetic ingredients with similar or better profiles. As long as a fragrance ingredient is used at an appropriate concentration in a product, there should be no problems with using it. And that goes for both natural and synthetic ingredients.