Essential Oils, Aromatic Compounds and Fragrance Oils can often cause confusion for product manufacturers.
The choice between Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils is just one of the many questions we encounter from new customers when they first embark on their fragrance selection journey. And it is a really good question, as it is strewn with misconceptions.
When starting out fragrancing your product there can be a wide range of things to consider and one of the most important elements is what that fragrance is made up of. So, in today’s blog, we thought we’d give you a brief overview of the things to consider when selecting your ingredients.
What are Fragrance Oils?
Fragrance oils are a blend of speciality aromatic chemicals which have been developed for their unique odour. These can also be known as Aromatic Compounds. Using these chemicals, we can create a spectrum of aroma profiles which give your product its own identity.
If you are making a natural product, a natural fragrance can be created for you. This is a blend of essential oils.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are made up of naturally occurring chemicals that contain a range of heath, wellbeing and therapeutic properties. You can use essential oils for aromatherapy, meditation, reed diffusers, massage oils and therapeutic baths. The process of extraction is by distillation or cold pressing.
Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils – Which is best for your product?
As with all chemicals, there are risk to using essential oils and fragrance oils.
Essential oils have powerful aromatic properties and are ideal for room fragrancing and aromatherapy but aren’t always suitable for every product. The potency and potential risks of essential oils require that you use them with care. All of the blends within our fragrance library confirm to IFRA guidelines to ensure they are safe of use.
With this in mind, the best course of action is to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable fragrance manufacturer or perfumer as they can provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding the right fragrance type for your product.
Looking for the right fragrance oil for your product?
Consult with our helpful and experienced team about the right product for your next product launch. Our industry knowledge and understanding of ingredients means we can advise you on the options available. We can suggest what fragrances are best suited to your product. Contact our team now.
Carvansons is a world-leading creator and compounder of bulk fragrance oil. Our fragrances are used globally in the cosmetic, personal care, household and industrial manufacturing sectors. As a global fragrance manufacturer we create high-quality fragrance oil compounds, aromas and perfumes with a worldwide presence.
We work with many different companies throughout the world, which include both household names and smaller, niche industries. Whether your product is highly functional or beautifully indulgent we can create a fragrance that benefits and complements your product, brand and target audience.