Understanding Unscented Products

The skincare industry is full of ambiguous marketing terms that are starting to lose their meaning. Take “unscented” for instance.  While most of us would assume that unscented means that there is no fragrance added to the formula – essential oil, artificial fragrance, or otherwise – that is not always the case.

Since it is becoming more known that the ingredients that make up “fragrance” can be irritating to your skin, eyes, and lungs, the "unscented" option is becoming commonplace among personal care products. But just because it smells like nothing doesn’t mean there are no harsh chemical ingredients lurking inside. The completely odorless scent that has become synonymous with unscented products is often times the work of a chemical masking agent. Think about it: how do so many products, each with a different product formulation, all smell the same? And how, if a manufacturer is using 'only plant-based ingredients,' can an unscented product have an undernote scent of chemicals? If you're like us and accustomed to plant-based scents, a chemical scent is like the princess and the pea - you can smell it no matter what.

"Unscented" should always mean no fragrance added. There should be no hidden chemical additives. Nothing. You as a consumer should be able to confidently buy an unscented product knowing that what you’re smelling is simply the combination of the ingredients used.

We are proud of our Unscented Collection of products, which consists of our Healing Hand Butter, Luxe Body Butter, Moisturizing Body Buff, Foaming Hand Soap, Lip Yummie, Eco Body Lotion, B Soothed, and Intensive Eye Repair. All of these products smell lovely, but that is simply because their ingredients naturally smell good. There are no added fragrances in any of the formulations. 

This is good news for those with sensitive skin, environmental allergies, and health issues, like cancer. Skin is delicate and reactive and, in some cases, the fewer ingredients, the better. We want everyone to be able to nourish their skin with enriching products, and now those who want or need to avoid fragrance can. 

Of course we do love our essential oils and will continue to produce products containing the aromas that nature provides us.  But for the allergy prone, those who just want to wear their own scent, or those who for any reason have requested an unscented product, you can confidently purchase products in our Unscented Collection.

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