Safety and Allergies
We do our best to bring to you perfumes that are safe to wear. At the same time, it is impossible to predict allergic reactions in individuals to a specific ingredient or ingredient combination. Some people can develop an allergy to any number of ingredients in food, skincare or perfume, at any time.
Furthermore I wish to note I focus on natural materials for perfumery, but these are the most heavily restricted by the EU. Many natural ingredients which pose a risk for allergic reactions in a small number of people are being outright banned and replaced with synthetic aroma-chemicals for which there is no idea what types of damages these might wreak on the body and environment in the long run.
As a Precaution I will add that you can expect all of my perfumes to contain at least one of these allergens, the reason for this is that EU-Laws restrict certain molecules which are naturally found in a large range of essential oils, basically making it impossible to build a perfume purely on natural material which is below the restriction limits. I will add the entire list of allergens to every perfume, which does not mean all of them are contained in the perfume, otherwise I almost need to hire a laboratory to figure out the percentage of allergenic molecules in each and every essential oil or absolute that I use to know whether the percentage is below the restriction in which I need to list it as allergen or not.
The List of Allergens (includes in parentheses the essential oils which contain these molecules naturally to realize the absurdity of these regulations):
Anise alcohol ( contained naturally in Honey, essential oils of Anise, Tomatoes, Tahiti Vanilla)
Benzyl alcohol (contained naturally in Peru Balsam, Tolu Balsam, Essential oils of Jasmin, Apricot, Almond, Apple, Asparagus, Banana, Black Currant, Blackberry)
Benzyl benzoate (contained naturally in Peru Balsam, Tolu Balsam, Essential oils of Jasmin, Ylang-Ylang)
Benzyl cinnamate (contained naturally in Peru Balsam, Tolu Balsam, Copahu)
Benzyl salicylate (contained naturally in Propolis)
Cinnamal (contained naturally in Essential oils of Cinnamon, hyacinth , Patchouli, Nutmeg )
Cinnamyl alcohol (contained naturally in Hyacinth)
Eugenol (contained naturally in Essential oils of Clove, Allspice, Bay (Myrcia acris), Avens, Ceylon cinnamon, Laurel, Cistus, labdanifere, Basil sassafras, Basil Java, Cassie, Sweet flag, Carnation, Boldo, Cascarille, Galangal, Bay leaves, Nutmeg, Pale rose, ylang-ylang, marjoram, calamus, camphor, lemongrass, patchouli)
Farnesol (contained naturally in Essential oils of rose, Neroli, Ylang-ylang, Lime tree, Tolu Balsam)
Geraniol (contained naturally in Rose oil, orange, Palmarosa, thyme, verbena, neroli, lemongrass, geranium, hyssop, laurel, Lavender, Mandarine, Melissa, Nutmeg, Myrtle, Apple, Apricot, Black Cranberries, Blackcurrant, Blackberry, Coriander, Ginger, Nutmeg, Thyme, Geranium, Rose, Palmarosa, Ylang-Ylang)
Isoeugenol (contained naturally in Essential Oils of citronella, Essential Oils of Ceylon, Essential Oils of ylang ylang
Limonene (contained naturally in Essential oils of: lemon, Dill, Common juniper, Orange, Verbena, Neroli, Niaouli, Melaleuca, Lemon balsam, Pepper mint, Nutmeg, Myrrh, Angelique, Aspic, Badiane, Bergamot, Mandarin, Bigaradier, Caraway, Celery, Lavender, Lime)
If you have allergic tendencies, please wear your perfumes with caution and test it on a small area of the skin first to make sure that the perfume is safe for regular use. If you develop any allergic reactions, stop using the product immediately.
Following these simple rules will ensure you are using perfumes safely and appropriately.
Perfumes are flammable. Do not apply near fire, flame, heat or while smoking.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not swallow or take perfume internally.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not apply to sensitive skin. Do not apply to broken or inflamed skin. If irritation develops, reduce frequency or discontinue use.
Avoid wearing on areas that are exposed to the sun. Many of the essential oils and alcohol present in most perfumes could cause a rash or burning when the skin covered with this oil is exposed to the sun.
If you develop any allergic reactions, stop using the product immediately.