HOW WE DEFINE “NATURAL” FRAGRANCE
First off, there is no official definition of the term “natural” by the FDA, which governs cosmetics. (source)
When we say that Heretic fragrances are composed of natural ingredients, we mean that all of the ingredients were extracted from a plant by steam or heat extraction, cold pressing, or carbon dioxide extraction.
Below is a complete list of the ingredients in our perfume and an explanation for how each ingredient was extracted from the plant
· Non-GMO sugar cane alcohol
· Triethyl Citrate – Citric Acid extracted by molecular distillation from citrus peels and egg whites.
· Citrus Limonum peel extract– cold pressed, essential oil from peel of lemons.
· Citrus Aurantium Beramia (Bergamot) -essential oil is steam distilled from the peel of the Bergamot fruit.
· Citrus Limon Leaf/Stem oil- (lemon petitgrain) -essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the lemon tree.
· Juniperus Mexicana oil– essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of Juniper.
· Benzoic Acid / Benzyl Acetate are organic compounds found in many fruits, flowers, herbs and teas and is used as a natural preservative.
· Citrus Aurantifolia (lime) Fruit Extract– essential oil is steam distilled from the peel of the Lime fruit.
· Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil– essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Sandalwood tree.
· Schinus terebinthifolia essential oil– is steam distilled from peppercorns of the Brazilian pink pepper tree.
· Piper Nigrum Fruit Oil essential oil- is steam distilled from black peppercorns.
· Cananga odorata essential oil -is steam distilled from the flowers of the cananga tree. Considered the cousin to ylang ylang the fragrance has similar qualities with greener aspects.
· Ethyl Benzoate – is an ester formed by the condensation of benzoic acid and ethanol and is used for its fruity, dry and green aspects.
· Pogostemon cablin essential oil– is steam distilled from the leaves of patchouli