Why We Don't Use Phthalates in Our Perfumes

Why We Don't Use Phthalates in Our Perfumes


What are Phthalates?

Phthalates, also known as DEP or Diethyl Phthalate, are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more durable. They also act as a binding agent or a solvent. They are used in a variety of applications including plastic packaging, cosmetics, medical equipment and devices and more. Phthalates are commonly used in perfumery as a fixative to make fragrance last longer. 

Why are Phthalates Bad? 

Phthalates are believed to be an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC). A 2014 risk report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that exposure to certain phthalates may induce adverse effects to the thyroid, liver, kidneys, and immune system. Phthalates have also been linked to allergies in infants and children. 

Why We Don't Use Phthalates In Our Products 

All of our perfumes and scented products here at the Adventuress Soap Co are free of phthalates. We make it a priority to only source phthalate-free fragrance oils from our suppliers. Your safety and health is a priority for us.

Tips to Avoid the Risks of Phthalates in Perfumes

Here's some more tips you can follow to avoid the risks of phthalates in perfumes:

    • Avoid perfumes and products that list diethyl phthalate (DEP) as an ingredient
    • Avoid buying from companies that don't advertise that they use phthalate free fragrances 
    • Apply perfume to clothes, which avoids direct contact with skin (and as a bonus helps it last longer!)