Simply Noble Ltd. prides itself on using high quality, "clean" fragrance oils. But what exactly is a "clean" fragrance oil?
A few facts first. The reality is that U.S. efforts to promote consumer safety by regulating chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics are falling further behind the rest of the world. A long list of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the European Union are legally allowed in the U.S. due to historically relaxed regulations. Fragrances fall into this category - whether used in perfume, cosmetics, soap, or wax products.
While the U.S. and the industry as a whole has been slow to recognize and promote consumer safety when it comes to the cosmetic industry, some U.S. companies are stepping up. Thank goodness! One such company is our supplier for fragrance oils for our products.
So, when we say we only use "clean" scents in our soap, candles, melts and lotion bars, this is what we mean ...
The fragrance oils used in our products do not contain phthalates, or materials with similar health concerns, including those on California's Prop 65 list. I mean, hello! Materials known to be carcinogens in California aren’t any safer elsewhere! These include:
Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer.
Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer.
Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects.
Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.
Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion.
Our promise to you is to continue to handcraft products with "clean" fragrance oils, free of artificial dyes or added chemicals. We care about what we use on our skin and about the air we breathe. We hope you do, too.
(sources: theguardian.com; ewg.org; oehha.ca.gov; candlescience.com)