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SDS - Section 3

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Section 3 of the SDS is one of the main sections I focus on when trying to determine how a fragrance is clean. This sections outlines the ingredients used to create the fragrance oil. Section 3 is easily the most overwhelming section when it comes to scientific terms (i.e. chemical names), but it is important to remember that these terms can be found on our credible sources. Plug these names into the OSHA or Prop 65 websites to ensure they are falling within the designated safety ranges. This is how you find out how clean the fragrance oil is!

There is a lot of misinformation out there and companies that are not being honest. It is not for me to say whether it is purposeful or not, BUT suppliers are held to higher standards and should not talk about topics they are not familiar with or make claims they are not 100% sure are true. Suppliers should have a staff member well versed in SDS's to ensure compliance is being upheld and customer questions can be answered responsibly.

Statements suppliers make that should be researched:

- 100% Carcinogen Free (inadvertently some fragrance oils are, however, not every single fragrance oil a supplier carries is this. There are naturally occurring carcinogens, i.e. Myrcene, that cannot be avoided. If a supplier claims anything is 100% be sure to research whatever that statement is.)

- Paraben Free (parabens are not found in fragrance oils. They are water-based preservatives found in items like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.. In my opinion suppliers say this to sound "cleaner" when in reality it is untrue.)

- Phthlate Free (you can easily find out if this is true. Check section 3 of the SDS. Phthalates are the easiest chemical to find as the word phthalate will be at the end of the chemical name.)

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