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reading product label

SC Johnson is one of many companies that are on the bandwagon to become transparent about the ingredients in their products. SC Johnson is the maker of Glade products (room sprays, scented oil refills and wax melts refills).

When you look at their product labels, it is like reading a chemistry book. In an effort to be transparent, SC Johnson wants consumers to understand what the fragrance ingredients are (chemical and natural). They even have a link on their website so you can see the list of ingredients, but if you don’t have a background in product formulation, chemistry or aromatherapy, you still don’t know what those terms mean.

One thing I found very confusing in the article was that they described their Glade Fresh Citrus Blossom collection as having ingredients that are “crafted from 100 percent disclosed fragrance components, contains “nature-inspired’ ingredients”, and most are “nature-identical”.  Excuse me, but is that double talk? How can a fragrance be nature-identical? Either it is from nature or it isn’t. Nature-identical to me brings up images of fragrances that are restructured and created in a laboratory (that’s not natural to me). Well, so much for transparency!

To read more of this topic, click on the following links:

Urbanowicz, N. (2016). Perfumer & Flavorist, “SC Johnson line discloses a ‘full ingredient list’. Retrieved February 26, 2016, from: http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/fragrance/regulatory/SC-Johnson-Discloses-Full-Ingredient-List–369121541.html?utm_source=newsletter-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PF+E-Newsletter+02-18-2016

What’s Inside? (2016). SC Johnson, http://www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com/us/en