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This is a question that’s best discussed with your doctor based on your personal situation. What we can tell you is that some allergies – such as to pollen, pet dander and mold – may be positively affected by the use of some of our cleaning products in the home. People with these types of allergies also should not experience allergic symptoms from our air care products. Additionally, our North American fragrances are formulated to not contain peanut or tree nut derived ingredients. However, some individuals may have allergies to certain fragrance ingredients. In these cases, we recommend that you contact our consumer help line prior to using SC Johnson products, and they can help you determine which ones would be best for you. You can reach them at 800-558-5252.
d-Limonene is an essential fragrance material that is distilled from the oil extracted from citrus peels. Many of our fragrances do contain small amount of d-Limonene. There are some concerns about using d-Limonene because it can sometimes cause skin sensitivity or allergies on contact. d-Limonene is one the EU 26 allergens, which is a list of common fragrance components that can potentially cause a skin reaction in individuals who are already allergic to those materials.
However, consistent with the IFRA standards, we require that they only be used at concentrations that have not been shown to result in allergic responses in people who are not sensitive to these materials.
Not in all cases. Products made from natural materials may have more allergens than products made from synthetic materials. For example, fragrances made from natural fragrance materials may contain allergens at higher levels than fragrances made from primarily synthetic materials.
Potentially, yes in our North America products. The EU list is a list of common fragrance components that can potentially cause a skin reaction in individuals who are already allergic to those materials. These ingredients are common components of many fragrances, especially those based on essential oils such as citrus, floral and pine fragrances. Depending on the particular fragrance, our formulas may contain some of these materials. Keep in mind that these 26 materials have been extensively studied. Safe levels that will not result in allergic effects have been identified and are the basis for the IFRA standards developed for all 26 materials. Our fragrances use these materials at the lowest concentrations possible in creating the fragrance, and always below the safe levels established by the IFRA standards.The EU 26 allergens include:
(2E)-2-benzylideneheptan-1-ol (commonly called Amyl Cinnamyl Alcohol)
(2E)-2-benzylideneoctanal (commonly called Hexyl Cinnamal)
(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol (commonly called Geraniol)
(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienal (commonly called Citral)
(2E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trien-1-ol (commonly called Farnesol)
(2Z)-2-benzylideneheptanal (commonly called Amyl Cinnamal)
(4-methoxyphenyl)methanol (commonly called Anise Alcohol)
(4R)-1-methyl-4-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexene (commonly called (d)-Limonene)
(E)-3-methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl)but-3-en-2-one (commonly calledAlpha-Isomethyl Ionone)
(E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-ol (commonly called Cinnamyl Alcohol)
(E)-3-phenylprop-2-enal (commonly called Cinnamal)
2-methoxy-4-prop-2-enylphenol (commonly known as Eugenol)
2-methoxy-4-[(E)-prop-1-enyl]phenol (commonly known as Isoeugenol)
3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol (commonly called Citronellol)
3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol (commonly called Linalool)
3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal (commonly called Butylphenyl Methylpropional orLilial®)
4-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (commonly called Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC) or Lyral)
7-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal (commonly called Hydroxycitronellal)
Benzyl (E)-3-phenylprop-2-enoate (commonly called Benzyl Cinnamate)
Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (commonly called Benzyl Salicylate)
Chromen-2-one (commonly known as Coumarin)
Evernia furfuracea lichen extract (commonly called Tree Moss)
Evernia prunastri, ext (commonly known as Oak Moss)
Methyl oct-2-ynoate (commonly called Methyl 2-octynoate)
Phenylmethanol (commonly called Benzyl Alcohol)