Safe Synthetics: The New 'Natural'?

Safe Synthetics: The New 'Natural'?

When it comes to choosing the ingredients for perfume production, there is often a debate between using naturally derived ingredients and safe-synthetic fragrances. While natural ingredients may sound appealing, the truth is that safe-synthetic fragrances offer several benefits that make them a preferred choice over naturally derived ingredients.

One of the main advantages of safe-synthetic fragrances is that if made properly, they are 100% non-toxic. Safe-synthetics are created in a lab and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet safety standards. They are made using ingredients that are approved by regulatory bodies such as the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These bodies ensure that fragrances do not contain harmful chemicals or allergens that can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems or other health issues.

In contrast, naturally derived ingredients can be unpredictable and may contain allergens or irritants. Natural ingredients can also be contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, or other toxins, which can have adverse health effects. Safe-synthetics offer a controlled and safe alternative to natural ingredients, ensuring that the fragrance is safe for both the wearer and the environment.

Another advantage of safe-synthetic fragrances is their consistency and reliability. Natural ingredients can be influenced by factors such as weather, soil quality, and harvesting time, which can impact the fragrance's quality and consistency. Safe-synthetics, on the other hand, can be precisely formulated to produce consistent and reliable scent profiles, which is essential for perfume production.

Safe-synthetics also offer a wider range of scent options than natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are limited by the availability of raw materials and can be expensive to source and process. Safe-synthetics can be created to mimic natural scents, as well as produce unique and innovative fragrances that cannot be found in nature. This versatility provides more options for consumers, and allows for a wider range of perfume choices.

Lastly, safe-synthetic fragrances offer a more sustainable alternative to natural ingredients. The sourcing of natural ingredients can have significant environmental impacts, such as deforestation, habitat destruction, and overharvesting. Safe-synthetics can be produced with minimal environmental impact and can reduce the reliance on natural resources.

In conclusion, safe-synthetic fragrances offer a safe, reliable, versatile, and sustainable alternative to naturally derived ingredients in perfume production. These fragrances are created using safe and non-toxic ingredients, undergo rigorous testing to meet safety standards, and offer consistent and innovative scent options. 

At Orchid + Ash, creating the absolute cleanest, safest + high quality products is our mission, and for so many of the reason listed above, we opted to make our perfume line using safe-synthetics.

Our promise to you is our perfumes will never have:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Hormone + Endocrine Disrupters
  • Toxins
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Gluten
  • Animal Products + By-Products

It took a great deal of unlearning and re-learning for us to settle on the safe-synthetic option, but we know it was the absolute best decision not only for you, the customer, but also for the environment.

We hope you feel confident every single time you give yourself a (safe) spritz.