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 Post subject: Fragrance Oil Question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:23 pm 

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So this is a new one for me. I think I know the answer, but wanted to see what you guys (especially soapbuddy) thought.

I have a customer who is allergic to pineapple. She was reading through my scent descriptions and asked if they have pineapple or any possible derivitives in them. My understanding is that since fragrance oils are considered proprietary information, there's not really a way for me to know exactly what's in it.

When people ask about things like this, how do you answer them?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Hi! I've been allergic to strawberries, mangoes, pineapples and lavender for the past ~15 years and my allergies have only gotten worse as I get older (I'm 44) so I just avoid anything that has any of those 4 things in them, whether it's food, medicine (like vitamins) or personal hygiene products. So whenever I'm buying bath and body products, anytime the description says it's has any of those 4 things, even if it's a " hint of", "tones of" or "notes of"; I just don't buy it no matter how much I love how it smells.
Is your customer allergic to pineapple itself or to a certain component? My allergist said most people are allergic to the fruit but not necessarily to the artificial flavoring or scents. Does your customer know if she's allergic even to artificial flavoring or scents? Do any of your products have any ingredients related to pineapple like bromelain which is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes which is used to tenderize meat and can also be used as a mild chemical peel/exfoliant in certain bath products? Bromelain is the number 1 allergen in most pineapple allergies and what I also avoid whenever I'm buying any B&B products even when it doesn't say anything about pineapples. Hope this helps.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:06 pm 
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Fragrance oils are normally made with lab made ingredients. Those do not contain any real pineapple.

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