After numerous requests, we are happy to publish our oils which are Phthalate Free.
What are phthalates? Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products, such as toys, vinyl flooring and wall covering, detergents, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other fragrance preparations. They are used as a plasticizer in products such as nail polishes (to reduce cracking by making them less brittle); in hair sprays (to help avoid stiffness); and as a solvent and fixative in fragrances.
If the fragrance has Phthalates, is it harmful? It depends on the Phthalate used.
None of the 7 identified harmful phthalates are currently being used in our products. Diethyl Phthalate (DEP), a common ingredient in perfumery, is used extensively as a fragrance solvent, blender, surfactant and as a fixative to help make fragrances last longer. It has been extensively tested and has been found to be “not harmful”, “not a CMR”, “not a skin sensitizer”, “not a skin irritant” and “not harmful to the environment.” There are currently no restrictions or warnings concerning the use of DEP by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), IFRA (International Fragrance Association), RIFM (Research Institute of Fragrance Materials) or the US EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency).
Sources: safecosmetics.org, US FDA
Find all our phthalate-free fragrance oils on this page. Please check individual product pages for suggested product applications.