The Difference between Synthetic Scents and Natural Fragrances used in cleaning products.

The Difference between Synthetic Scents and Natural Fragrances used in cleaning products.

 When you are looking for natural cleaning products it can be a challenge to truly find it. So many products claim to be natural but are they really?

Synthetic fragrances contain chemicals that are man-made, or lab created, while Natural fragrances contain only ingredients from a natural origin -typically a mixture of essential oils, floral extract, and plant-based aroma producing ingredients.


Synthetic fragrances are not necessarily bad, but they have received some bad publicity in recent years given to parabens and phthalates.


Natural fragrances should be used with care due to their potency. A little goes a long way when it comes to natural fragrances.


Many brands claim to use essential oils or natural scent, the only way to know for sure is to look for the word “fragrance” on the ingredient list as that indicates that synthetic fragrance was used. The word “fragrance” has been protected in the beauty industry for many years as a ‘trade secret’, meaning that companies do not have to disclose all the raw materials that make up a fragrance. They can instead list just “fragrance” or “parfum” as a catch all term for those synthetic materials.


Let’s take a look at the ingredients for PÜR Evergreen®️ All-Purpose Cleaner:

Purified water, Coco-betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Picea Glauca Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Food Grade Potassium Hydroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, 100% organic essential oils Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) ( To learn more about Lauryl Sulfate go here)

I don’t see “fragrance” or “parfum”, do you?  In fact, you can read all these ingredients and the are all safe!   Safe for you, for your family, for your kids, and even for your pets!  PÜR Evergreen®️ has an active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide. According to the CDC, hydrogen peroxide is effective at removing microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and spores! 

Sounds like PÜR Evergreen®️ All Purpose cleaner is the safe choice for your home!