Commonly Asked Questions
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Most of my scents (both candles & soaps) are essential oil and CLEAN fragrance oil blends. Products that are scented solely with essential oils will be / are noted on that particular product's description. However, it is important to note that CLEAN fragrance oils mean that they are completely free of phthalates, carcinogens and other reproductive disrupting chemicals. Often when customers ask if my scents are purely essential oils, it is because they are concerned about toxic chemicals making their way into their homes.
I care deeply about sustainably as well as the well-being of all of my customers and would never use any harmful ingredient as this goes against all that I believe in. Having natural products in homes that uplift the power of nature is the philosophy behind Appalachian Jules.
My supplier of clean fragrance oils states this on their website:
"Our standards are rigorous, and they exclude many materials that are ubiquitous in other suppliers’ fragrance oils. You may already be familiar with our exclusion of phthalates, but we also exclude materials with similar health concerns, including those on California’s Prop 65 list. Materials known to be carcinogens in California aren’t any safer elsewhere! And if you’re a business outside of CA but selling handmade products online, your products will likely be bought within the state. With our Clean Scents, you don’t need to worry if these fragrances are safe for your home."
"There are five main “hazard groups” that we simply don't allow.
✖ Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer.
✖ Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer.
✖ Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects.
✖ Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.
✖ Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion. "