How to ensure your fragrances are truly natural


As the popularity of natural fragrance grows, instances of aroma materials adulteration are also rising. In this article, Haley Gershon discusses carbon-14 testing as a method of indicating whether the source of a fragrance is natural or synthetic

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Comprised of natural aromatic raw materials like essential oils and botanical extracts, natural fragrances are emerging as key ingredients within the personal care and cosmetics industries[1].

The high cost of naturally-sourced fragrances, however, may lead stakeholders within the fragrance industry to deceptively use cheaper petrochemical-derived counterparts, as opposed to natural raw ingredients. In order to avoid the legal repercussions and risks of potentially selling adulterated products, it is critical to verify the full circle of your supply chain, from supply to manufacture.

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