CMR’s and Phthalates in Fragrance Oils

At Cosy Owl, we are always striving to ensure the safety and ethical sourcing of our products, we know that our customers want to use as natural products as possible that also perform exceptionally.  To this end, we clearly label any of our fragrance oils that contain CMR and Phthalates, which we are aware that some customers want to seek to avoid.  The good news is that most of our range is entirely free from these and the few that do contain these, they are of the variety that are not harmful.

So what are CMR’s and Phthalates?

They are a group of chemicals with multiple uses but one of the family have often been used in fragrance oils.  There is a particular type of phthalate that has been used mainly in plastics which has been linked with health issues.  This is not the type that is used in ANY of our fragrance oils, most contain none but the few which do use DEP (Diethyl Phthalate) which is a solvent used to extend the aromatic strength of the candle fragrance.  DEP has been found to be non-toxic in skin products and candles if used at safe levels.

However, although these products are safe and have received rigorous scientific testing, we understand that some people want to avoid the entire family of compounds and that is why we clearly display which fragrances do not contain these products.

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