Fragrance and Salicylates

Salicylates on the Guaifenesin Protocol to treat FibromyalgiaFragrance is an ingredient in many beauty products. It is also broken down into the full list of ingredients contained in the word Fragrance in many products. I personally go fragrance free as much as possible.

One of the ingredients in your fragrance is Salicylate, but it’s supposed to be OK! YIKES! (but seriously, I personally never chance it, even if it IS supposed to be safe!)

Here’s the deal: Just the ‘ol’ means it’s a chemical (Other than bisabol, which is a sal)
These ingredients are ALL chemical (fragrance ingredients) – Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate (I personally never risk this ingredient in any of my products), bisabolol (different than bisabol) Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol. Click for a longer: list of Sal free ingredients.

Benzyl Salicylate – if located higher in ingredient list, will block. Again, I don’t use a product that has SAL anything in it, no matter where the ingredient is listed.

So basically, if you find Benzyl salicylate near the bottom, and having some of these other fragrance ingredients with it, it’s likely just part of the Fragrance list of ingredients and should be fine. If you are ever confused about it, post a pic of your product and we can look it over and tell you if it’s safe 🙂

**This ESPECIALLY goes for those of us who like to make our own products. I have spent hours upon hours looking up fragrance ingredients and have not found a SINGLE one without alot of sals in there. The difference with our fragrance oils for making products is that they aren’t just concentrated chemicals like the stuff used in huge companies. SO, there’s other things added in there, to make it sound more natural and healthy, like Essential Oils and other carrier oils with lots of sals. PLEASE don’t risk using fragrance in your home-made products!!!!!! I cannot stress this enough, your health is at stake here!

Fragrance has a carrier oil too and it can be an oil that is not sal-safe. There is also essential oils in alot of fragrances, as the natural oils can be cheaper than the chemical alternative sometimes! Like Lavender! Lavender Essential Oil is super cheap. I never risk using lavender fragrance. And I never use bath salts anymore, as there is an insane amount of fragrance in that stuff- I know because I used to make them myself.

Don’t stress, this WILL get more and more clear as you go and less and less confusing. You WILL begin to recognize more of the ingredients and it won’t feel like you suddenly have to learn another language, I promise! Just be patient with yourself!


Click this link to see the list of:  FAQ about Salicylates etc 🙂


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I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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