Fragrance formulas are often protected as trade secrets. This means you’ll often see the generic term "fragrance" or "perfume" on a product label without information about the actual fragrance ingredients that create the scent. At Seventh Generation we believe consumers have a Right to Know what is in the products they purchase. We use essential oils and botanical ingredients to create our scents, and we voluntarily list these fragrance ingredients on our product labels.
Why do you list Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, and d-Limonene on some of your labels?
The European Union (EU) requires labeling of certain fragrance allergens on cosmetic and detergent products. This labeling must occur if the concentration of the allergen exceeds 100 parts per million (ppm), or 0.01% for a rinse-off product, and 10 ppm, or 0.001% for a leave-on product. To help our consumers with sensitive skin and allergies, we voluntarily follow the requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and EU Detergent Regulation in listing these fragrance allergens on our product labels.
To learn more about the fragrance allergens designated by the EU, see:
- EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
- EU Detergents Regulation (EC) No 648/2004
- SCCS Green Facts article on fragrance allergens in cosmetic products 2012
- SCCS Opinion on fragrance allergens in cosmetic products 2012
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