Open main menu

Fragrance oil(s), also known as aroma oils, aromatic oils, and flavor oils, are blended synthetic aroma compounds or natural essential oils that are diluted with a carrier like propylene glycol, vegetable oil, or mineral oil.

To allergic or otherwise sensitive people, synthetic fragrance oils are often less desirable than plant-derived essential oils as components of perfume.[citation needed]Essential oils, widely used in society, emit numerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some of these VOCs are considered as potentially hazardous under federal regulations[1] However, synthetic versions of the same compound as a natural essential oil are usually very comparable. Furthermore, natural oils are in many cases significantly more expensive than their synthetic equivalents.[2]

Aromatic oils are used in perfumery, cosmetics, flavoring of food.[3]

Some include (out of a very diverse range):

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Steinemann, Anne; Kolev, Spas D.; Nematollahi, Neda (2018-10-01). "Volatile chemical emissions from essential oils". Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health. 11 (8): 949–954. doi:10.1007/s11869-018-0606-0. ISSN 1873-9326.
  2. ^ Reed, Jen. "Fragrance Oil". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Aromatherapy". FDA. Retrieved 23 July 2016.