New 2022 EU Banned Fragrance To Watch Out For

Let's talk about Butylphenyl Methylpropional, a fragrance ingredient (also known as lilial) which is now a banned substance in the EU due to it's links to infertility. It is now classed as "Repr.1B toxic to reproduction - CMR 1B".

It was banned in March 2022, which means many products still in your home will likely contain it. In fact before writing this blog post, Lucy found a very old spray bottle which had it in from a well known brand found in supermarkets.

The ban is still delayed in the UK, however it is expected to be completed soon. This does mean it could be on shop shelves despite the evidence of its harmful nature.

Handcream being applied to hand

Where can it be found:

  • Soaps
  • Perfumes
  • Creams and lotions
  • Suncreams
  • Deodorants
  • House sprays
  • Candles
  • Cosmetics

What to do about it?

Well we would recommend having a check of some older items you have in your home from this list and though it seems like a waste, to get rid of them.

Check your labels for "Butylphenyl Methylpropional"

However, if you are needing to swap out a product it could be a great time to try something new which is good for you and the planet. We don't sell anything containing this, or many other harmful substances (some of which are still legal despite evidence of toxicity!).

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