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Are Sachets Safe?

Are Sachets Safe?

Commonly stored in drawers, with trash, or other particularly stinky situations, sachets are a useful and safe way to provide fragrance in a home with children, animals, or adults alike. But before you go putting a sachet in every room of your house (trust us, we've been there), it's important to know that not all sachets are made equally.

So how can you distinguish between good fragrance and fragrance that's good for you? One organization, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), provides certifications to fragrance leaders who adhere to their standards. These standards are stricter than those set by the FDA and regulate fragrance ingredients and additives. By purchasing sachets, and more generally any product with fragrance that adheres to the strict safety standards set by this organization, you are more likely to be enjoying fragrance that is safe for you and your loved ones.

Although IFRA is a great start to fragrance consideration, you can dig further into ingredients for a more comprehensive look at sachet safety. At Fresh Scents, sachets are primarily fueled by vermiculite. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is extracted from soil (sort of like a fancy dirt). In potting mixes, it's used for moisture retention to prevent plants from being overwatered. In the same way, vermiculite in sachets is used for fragrance retention. The vermiculite absorbs the fragrance oils and helps the envelope retain its fragrance for months at a time. This natural resource poses little to no risk to human health.

When it comes to the actual fragrance within a sachet, non-toxic is always best. Specifically, sachets free of phthalates and parabens. While the use of these chemicals is still federally approved for uses ranging from candles to face wash, recent academic studies have disputed the safety of these ingredients and link them to various health risks. At Fresh Scents, we choose to avoid these additives for the safety and peace of mind of our customers.

Have you ever left your home and realized you left a candle burning? Yah, me too. Flames can not only produce indoor pollution, but they can also be dangerous in homes with children or animals. If knocked over, or even if just left burning, they can prove to be a massive fire and safety hazard. Because sachets are actively emitting fragrance without any need to light, plug in, or tear open, sachets can be a great, safe, and flameless fragrance option.

When it comes to fragrance, you shouldn't have to compromise between safety and scent. At Fresh Scents, we believe in crafting lasting, affordable fragrance that is safe for you, your family, and even your pets. So next time you're wanting to freshen your stinky space, try opting for a sachet.

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