Why do you use only 100% natural essential oils?
We use essential oils because we believe that your body craves the harmony of nature. We offer healthy aroma that is gentle on the senses and planet. Essential oils have been used for centuries as natural holistic medicine and we believe in the powerful scent therapy they provide.
What is the difference between a synthetic fragrance, a natural fragrance, an essential oil fragrance?
Synthetic fragrances are complex compounds comprised of aromatic raw materials, at least one of which is not natural. The completed fragrance may contain natural materials in combination with synthetics, or could be 100% synthetic. Synthetic aromatic raw materials have either been chemically created (mostly from petroleum), or started from a natural and have had their chemical structure modified.
Natural fragrances according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) natural fragrances are complex compositions of natural aromatic raw materials such as essential oils, fractions of essential oils, isolates, exudates such as resins, distillates, extracts and volatile concentrates.
Essential oil fragrances are compromised of 100 % pure essential oils. Essential oils are simply the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. The term essential indicates that the oil has a distinct essence of the plant from which it came from.
When assessing the difference between all three it is easy to see that the least complex and closest to our natural environment is an essential oil fragrance.
source: Cosmetics and Toiletries
What is the difference between a flavor and fragrance?
You will see the word "flavor" on 2 of our lip balm ingredients. While we practice total fragrance ingredient transparency, we were not able to obtain the exact ingredients in the flavor for these formulas. However, these flavors are 100 % natural made up of extractions from plants without the use of synthetic or petroleum based solvents (want documentation send us an email). All our lip balms are certified organic and each flavor complies accordingly.
More good news - Flavors are part of the food supply chain and their safety evaluation is focused on ingestion whereas the safety evaluation of fragrances is not. The GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) requirements for flavors are also more stringent than that of fragrances. The biggest difference is that FDA has a definition and label stipulations for natural flavors whereas there is no definition for fragrances.