Fragrance Oils FAQ’s
Most people don’t know the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils, even though they are worlds apart.
Plus, if most people knew the difference they would never invest in a fragrance oil, or ‘scented’ product ever again…
Are Fragrance Oils The Same As Essential Oils?
The short answer to this questions is that fragrance oils are absolutely NOT the same as essential oils, but the short answer really isn’t enough in this situation.
The main reason for this is because fragrance oils are ALWAYS toxic, whereas only SOME essential oils have been adulterated to the point of toxicity.
Sadly, yes, there are plenty of toxic essential oils being sold in the UK and the world over… But, at least, there are some fantastically potent and healing therapeutic grade essential oils being sold in the UK and abroad as well. And, whilst this doesn’t counter the harms of all of the toxic oils being sold, it does mean that you have a chance of remediating the harms done if you learn to be a little more discerning about which types of oils and products you buy, and who you buy them from.
Are Some Fragrance Oils Better Than Others?
There’s no doubt that some fragrance oils are less poisonous than others, but ultimately, poison is poison… and even the lesser toxic options will poison you in the end.
So, if you are buying a fragrance oil or ‘scented’ product on the strength of the claims that ‘their’ particular fragrance oil, or scented candle etc, is less toxic than other fragrance oils and scented candles, then may be it’s time to start questioning why you are buying fragrance oils and scented candles at all!
Surely our environments are toxic enough without adding to the toxic burden we are currently facing 24/7?
Why just make matters worse?
But, enough of my questions, here’s some of yours?
What Is The Main Difference Between Essential Oils & Fragrance Oils?
A good quality essential oil, like Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, are incredibly healing in many different ways. Sadly, a fragrance oil will only ever do you harm.
Can I Use A Fragrance Oil In A Diffuser?
Do Wild As The Wind Sell Fragrance Oils?
Can Wild As The Wind Recommend A Good Fragrance Oil?
Sorry, this is very literally impossible. There are none.
What Are The Worst Fragrance Oils?
As you are probably beginning to realise, there really aren’t any good fragrance oils. Tragically, they are all toxic!
But, some are worse than others.
A lot of the Chinese fragrance oils are tremendously toxic, and are made in atrocious conditions by people who grow ill from the fumes emitted during the production process. The same is true of the sweat shops in South East Asia, where severe chemical injuries aren’t uncommon.
The toxic chemicals used to make these poisonous oils can cause severe burns and dermatitis. Sweat shop workers, clad only in flip flops, flimsy shorts and a vest, are at very severe risk of chemical burns and severe skin irritation from chemical spillages and splash-backs.
But, unprotected eyes and respiratory tracts are constantly exposed to the toxic soup of chemicals, driving these poisons into the workers bodies, where they bioaccumulate, often resulting in severe consequences.
UK Fragrance Oils
However, really nasty toxic fragrance oils are made all over the world, and none of them are safe. This is even true of the UK.
UK fragrance oil products accounts for a staggering 0.03% of UK GDP!
French Fragrance Oils
France also produces a good number of adulterated oils. But, a lot more oils claim to come from France than actually do…
Just because a fragrance oil claims to be made in France this information is usually as toxic and bogus as the fragrance oils themselves.
**Many producers of these poisonous fragrance oils claim they are made in France because of the positive associations we have with French perfumes.
However, even this positive association we have with French perfumes deserves to be reviewed!
All perfumes are made with adulterated essential oils, albeit, a better class of fragrance oils within the dreadful spectrum. But, no matter how classy they smell, all fragrance oils are toxic.
Plus, there’s other ingredients in perfumes which would shock most people…
Learn more in Perfume Versus Essential Oils.
The above article contains some shocking information regarding how addicted we are to these poisonous fragrances.
Where Can I Find Fragrance Oils?
A lot of fragrance oils are being sold, almost anonymously, on the internet, where there is no means of knowing whether you are going to be buying seriously cancer-causing fragrance oils, or just the mildly carcinogenic fragrance oils, which are also sold by bricks and mortar retailers in the UK.
How Do I know If I Have A Fragrance Oil?
Fragrance oils are in everything! Practically all products, which are artificially scented, contain fragrance oils and not essential oils.
If there is no mention of pure essential oils on the label, but the product is scented, then the product has a fragrance oil in it.
Tragically, practically anything which is scented, that even says it is made with pure essential oils, has fragrance oils in it.
Essential oil adulteration is exceedingly common, and adulterated essential oils have essentially been converted into fragrance oils.
Where Are Most Fragrance Oils Found?
The most common usage of fragrance oils is in the following products:
- Cleaning products
- Skincare products
- Scented candles
- Air fresheners
- Anything with the word ‘scented’ in the title
What Is The Most Toxic Fragrance Oil Product?
The products which are designed to emit fragrance oils over time are the most damaging to our health.
- Fragranced candles / scented candles
- Reed diffusers
- Plug in air fresheners
- Aerosol air fresheners
- Laundry detergents