Essential oils are extracted from plants and used for their many active properties and characteristic scents.
Essential oils can be extracted from different parts of plants.
Consumer concerns and what we know
Essential oils may contain allergens that can trigger skin allergies. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has established maximum recommended limits for essential oils to minimize contact allergies. The European Commission has made it mandatory to indicate on the label if the product contains one of the 26 substances identified as highly allergenic. In general, allergic reactions to cosmetics containing essential oils at the recommended doses are rare.
We use essential oils following our own safety standards, which limit their concentration to the lowest levels among IFRA recommendations and country regulations, thus minimizing the risk of sensitization.
For products sold in Europe, we list the name of allergens in the ingredients.