Alternatives to Artificial Fragrances

Sniffing for alternatives to health-hazardous artificial fragrances? Try the naturally scented cleaners and beauty products below. Unscented goods steer clear of fragrance, while essential and other plant-derived oils please the nose in scented ones. Most products are available at natural-foods stores.

Laundry Detergent
Natural Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender Detergent by Seventh Generation. Your laundry will smell fresh, not cloying. seventhgeneration.com.

Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Determent by Ecos. Gets the job done without scent; good for the fragrance-sensitive. ecos.com.

Face Cream
Rose Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka. Rose hip and avocado extracts help nourish skin in this daily moisturizer. drhauschka.com.

Almond Moisture Cream by Weleda. Relax skin with a combo of sweet almond and plum kernel oil in this gentle cream. usa.weleda.com.

Body Lotion
Jasmine Everyday Body Lotion by EO. Luxuriate in this jasmine-scented moisturizer, also rich in vitamins A and E. eoproducts.com.

Unscented Very Emollient Boddy Lotion by Alba Botanica. Pamper dryness with aloe, chamomile, and green tea. albabotanica.com.

Beeswax Aromatherapy Pillars by Big Dipper Wax Works. Say hello to scent with candles in nine blends. bigdipperwaxworks.com.

Pure Soy Pillar by Sunbeam Candles. Cool, clean, long-burning soy wax creates a pure, clean light sans scent. sunbeamcandles.com.

Lip Balm
Beeswax Lip Balm by Burt's Bees. A touch of peppermint oil blends with honey-tinged beeswax for a tingly lip treat. burtsbees.com.

Basis Lip Balm by Lavera Naturkosmetic. This moisturizing balm includes organic jojoba and shea butter to heal dry lips. lavera.com.

Fabric Softner
Fabric Softner by Ecover. The calming aroma of lavender creates a fabric softner that leaves clothes soft and sweetly scented. ecover.com.

Nellie's Dryerballs by Nellie's Laundry. These rubber balls soften clothes in the dryer without adding scent. nellieslaundry.com.

Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Soap by Pangea Organics. Invigorate your senses as you bathe. pangeaorganics.com.

Unscented Baby-Mild Pure-Castile Soap by Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. Mild for the sensitive skin, with vitamin E. drbronner.com.


Read how to get smart about the artificial scents in your life in Making Scents of Scents
Learn which plant fragrances are important in Six Essential Scents

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Comments (6)

  • moonkitten 21 Aug, 2013

    Try these all natural products too. They work great.


  • yourbestdayever 26 Mar, 2013

    Eek! The recommendation to use Seventh Generation Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender laundry detergent is NOT supported by the research done at the Environmental Working Group (my go-to for all food, cosmetic, and cleaning product safety analyses):


    Even seemingly safe companies put out toxic products.

    Together in health,

  • ByValenti 4 Mar, 2010

    All Natural, Organic and Vegetable Soaps

  • ByValenti 4 Mar, 2010

    All Natural, Organic and Vegetable Soaps

  • pmalemes 15 Nov, 2009

    Try these products:


  • kaseremak 23 Jan, 2009

    Savannah Moon offers a comprehensive line of all-natural handcrafted products that are healing and nourishing to the Body, the Mind and the Soul. Our relaxing essential oil scents include: LavenMint, Lavender and Chamomile/Lavender. For those who prefer, we also offer unscented or fragrance-free, versions of most of our products called Moonbeam. Along with our comprehensive line of Skin Care we also offer a wonderful line of Relaxation Products.


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