Our perfumers create SC Johnson fragrances from a palette of ingredient choices that meet our own internal criteria and IFRA standards.

What’s NOT Inside Matters Even More

SC Johnson products are not formulated with these ingredients:

  • Alkylphenols (APs)
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs)
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Diacetyl
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nitro musks
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Phthalates including DEP, DBP, BBP and DEHP
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Triclosan
  • Or any known carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins listed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, the European Union’s REACH and Substances of Very High Concern programs, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Carcinogens, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Fragrances that Delight

Ingredients You Can Trust

Your home is the center of your family's life, and we know you want it to be fresh and inviting. Fragrance helps make it special. At SC Johnson, we’ve spent more than 50 years working with fragrances and finding the very best ways to use them in the home.

The perfect scent can boost your mood, energize your family, and even make your home seem cleaner! Want to know more? Check out our Fragrance 101 page to learn more about fragrances, how we make them, and the impact they can have.

SC Johnson’s Fragrance Palette

Fragrances are both creative and complicated. Many companies develop their fragrances from a list of approximately 3,500 fragrance materials. You can click here to see the list published by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), which shows fragrance ingredients used in consumer goods worldwide, all of which have passed IFRA’s safety standards.

At SC Johnson, we take the review of fragrance ingredients a step further. We evaluate them not only under the IFRA standards, but also under our own standards that may look at ingredients differently. We start with the IFRA list and then apply our own internal requirements.

These may look at the same criteria as IFRA, such as carcinogicity, mutagenicity or reproductive toxicity, but at SC Johnson, we may take a different view of an ingredient. In some instances, we may also consider additional factors such as consumer confidence with ingredients or other scientific viewpoints.  

The end result is SC Johnson's Fragrance Palette, which meets both the IFRA standards and our own - and as a result is smaller and more exclusive than the IFRA list. We’ve excluded approximately 2,000 potential ingredients from our fragrance ingredients palette.

It is important to realize that our analysis of ingredients is an ongoing process.  If new scientific information emerges, we will evaluate it, and where appropriate make changes to our fragrance palette.  

Product and Safety Expertise

In addition to our own decades of fragrance expertise, SC Johnson is a member of the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), which has the most comprehensive database worldwide of safety evaluations for fragrance materials. It’s an industry organization, and it uses an independent expert panel.

Industry safety standards are maintained by IFRA, using data from RIFM. We require our fragrance suppliers to abide by IFRA’s Code of Practice and its standards, which take into account numerous factors including chemical composition, variety of use, volume of use, usage concentration and more. The IFRA standards currently restrict the use of more than 170 substances due to their chemical profile.


Fragrance 101

Curious how scents are made, or what makes them smell good? Read our Fragrance 101 to find out.


Fragrance FAQs

Want to learn even more about our fragrances? Visit our Fragrance FAQs.