Composition of Fragrance Oils used by Scentsy
We also learned a bit about the composition of Fragrance Oils that Scentsy uses in their products at World Tour. Here's a bit of information taken from the sheet we were given:
Scentsy uses a combination of natural and synthetic oils in all our fragrances for a variety of reasons, but ultimately, the selection is based on what will give the end user the best, most consistent experience.
-Oils extracted from plants or flowers via steaming are called essential oils
-Oils extracted from plants or flowers via chemical or solvent processes are called absolutes
-Of the 4k raw ingredients available for fragrance, about 400 are natural
-Overcome allergies and reduce concerns about toxicity and causticity
-Create an environmentally friendly alternative to natural oils
-Increase the palate of safe ingredients available
-Provide consistency in the fragrance character
Scentsy Fragrance complies with all four governing bodies that determine fragrance oil safety:
-Research Institute for Fragrance Manufacturing (RIFM): an internationally recognised organisation that conducts research, testing and evaluation to encourage uniform safety standards related to the use of fragrance ingredients.
-International Fragrance Association (IFRA): the official representative body of the fragrance industry worldwide. Specifically, IFRA develops guidelines for usage based on product type.
-Reach and the Consumer Labeling Protocol: REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.
-United States Environmental Protection Agency: (EPA)- Maintains material safety data sheets (MSDS) on every ingredient and ensures substances are environmentally safe.