Below is a list of fragrance free/unscented products that are available in Australia (or can be ordered from overseas). Most of these products are used by people with sensitivities to chemicals–such as fragrance. Not all the products listed are okay for all people who are sensitive to chemicals; there are few people who could still be sensitive to some of the ingredients in these.
People who are sensitive to chemicals should always test a new product before using it.
Many people who are sensitive to chemicals (have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), or are immune compromised in some other way (cancer, Chronic Fatigue, etc.)), can experience symptoms just from breathing near someone who is wearing a product containing fragrance chemicals–such as perfume, aftershave, deodorant or hairspray. Aerosol products can be particularly troublesome, and even dangerous because the fragrance chemicals that contain solvents, used to disperse them (aromatic solvents and hydrocarbons) are designed to diffuse into the air and linger around the person who is wearing them. This can make it impossible for people who are sensitive to stay in the same room without having mild to severe reactions that can last for several hours, days or even weeks. Also, these product’s ingredients can stick to their hair, clothes and other belongings, making chemically sensitive people’s lives difficult. If you know someone who is sensitive to chemicals, and you are not sure about a product that you will be wearing around them, you may want to ask them about it. I’m sure they will appreciate it, and if it’s a product that they know they are not okay with, they may even be able to suggest one that won’t affect their health in the future.
Products marked with an * have a natural scent that may cause symptoms for some people. A few unfortunate people are so sensitive to chemicals and scents that there aren’t many products suitable to be used around them: Please check if you know someone like this.
The links to the retailers who sell these products are mere suggestions of where they can be purchased: The Labyrinth is not affiliated with any of these businesses.
(My Personal Tip: If you are hugely sensitive to fragrance, then you may want to purchase from businesses who sell only fragrance free products (or promise to order them in and keep them separate for you!). If your in Australia you could try here, or here, or even here; if you’re in Europe, you could try here; or if you’re in the US you could try here,)
If you know of more places around the world who do this, drop me a link in the comments or on my contact page and I’ll add it to the list.
Fragrance Free Products Available in Australia
This is a list of fragrance free products that may be suitable to be used by, or around, people who are sensitive to chemicals. It is always best to test a product before using it. What might be perfect for one person may be an irritant to someone else. If you are looking at this list be because you want to be fragrance free for someone else, then you are an angel! (If you are not sure if a product is okay to wear around someone sensitive to chemicals, then you could just ask them.) * = natural scent
Certified organic to USDA National Organic Program standards, Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Shaving Gels are smooth and effective without any synthetic ingredients. Organic shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acadia Concinna and has been used for millennia in India as a gentle conditioning cleanser for both skin and hair. We extract the organic shikakai in organic sugar and organic grape juice and combine it with our unsurpassed pure-castile liquid soap base for a soothing and moisturizing glide along with superior hair lift and wetting.
This product contains no added dyes, is 100% fragrance-free, and is clinically proven to be non-irritating.
Product Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid (fatty acid-based thickeners), Myristic Acid (fatty acid-based thickeners), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (non-fragrant moisturizing plant oil), Glycerin (skin-repairing agent), Potassium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Allantoin (plant-based anti-irritants), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (plant-based anti-irritants), Arctium Majus (Burdock) Root Extract (plant-based anti-irritants), Carnosine (antioxidant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant-based anti-irritant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster/stabilizer), Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid (skin-conditioning agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzalkonium Chloride (antimicrobial agent).
Strengths: The company provides complete product ingredient lists on their Web site. Weaknesses: Several products contain one or more irritating ingredients that have no established benefit for skin; several of the sunscreens do not provide sufficient UVA protection; no reliable AHA, BHA, or anti-acne products.
This rich, moisturizing cream shave spreads easily over skin, provides razor lift and glide, rinses clean and soothes sensitive skin for a perfect shave. Aloe Vera Extract and the rich oat nutrition of Beta Glucan deeply hydrate skin while helping speed repair of nicks and skin irritation.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Aqua (Water) , Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Glycerin , Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (1), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (1), Beta-Glucan (1), Bisabolol, Inulin (1), Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol (1), Benzyl Alcohol
(1) = Certified Organic Ingredient
Every Man Jack Australia offers a complete line of simple and affordable men's grooming products with high-quality formulas free of harsh chemicals and unbelievable promises.
***Ingredients:* Water, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polybutene, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide
This fragracne free hairspray is available from the US via iHerb http://au.iherb.com/Lily-of-the-Desert-Aloe-80-Aloe-Vera-Styling-Spray-8-fl-oz-236-ml/21264 or Vitacost: http://www.vitacost.com/lily-of-the-desert-aloe-80-organics-styling-spray Aloe vera is a well-known moisturizer, replenishing the skin surface to create a healthy-looking appearance. You can be sure that you receive the maximum moisturizing benefits naturally found in aloe with ALOE 80 products. Each bottle of ALOE 80 contains 80% or more certified organic aloe vera guaranteed! Ingredients:
Certified organic aloe vera gel, PVP, certified organic AloeSorb, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, DL panthenol (vitamin B5), potassium sorbate, citric acid, hydrolyzed wheat protein, biotin, L-lysine HCl. No parabens, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances.
The award winning Real Purity Herbal Hairspray keeps every hairstyle in form without making your hair sticky. Aloe vera and a combination of vitamins care for and strengthen your hair. May also be used in damp hair as a setting lotion. Contains no perfume, dye or synthetic preservatives.The spray is in a convenient pump bottle., Ingredients: Aqua, citrus limonum, arabic gum, guar gum, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera), calendula officinalis (calendula extract), equisetum arvense, hyssopus officinalis, urtica dioica (nettle), anthemis nobilis, tilia cordata, glycerine, panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), tocopherol
Available from the US. Magick Botanicals Fragrance Free Hair Spray is designed for those allergic to fragrance.
Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-2, PVP/MA Copolymer
Benefits: Gentle on hair and scalp with Frizz control. Shine Complex provides long lasting hair conditioning. The added HeatProII helps protect from heat damage. Free from fragrance, colour, alcohol and preservatives.
Contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, cyclotetrasiloxane, dimethiconol, phenyl trimethicone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, amodimethicone.
Available in 50ml pump pack.
Every Man Jack Australia offers a complete line of simple and affordable men's grooming products with high-quality formulas free of harsh chemicals and unbelievable promises. This is Every Man Jack Fibre cream, and yes, it's fragrance free
*Ingredients: * Water (Aqua), Stearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Ceteareth-25, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Isopropyl Palmitate, PVP, Tridecyl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Tridecyl Trimellitate, PEG-8 Beeswax, Synthetic Candelilla Wax, Crithmum Maritimum Extract (Sea Fennel), Chondrus Crispus Extract (Irish Moss), Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone
Magick Botanicals Fragrance Free Hair Styling Gel contains the highest quality ingredients for chemical and fragrance sensitive individuals. And it's VEGAN!
Ingredients: PVP K-30, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-10, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA.
(Does Not Contain: Fragrance, Gluten, Corn, Soy, Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Salicylate, Tree Nut, Peanut Oils, or Animal By-Products.) Available from Needs in the US: http://www.needs.com/product/Magick_Botanicals_Fragrance_Free_Hair_Styling_Gel_8/pc_Hair_Styling There is also a list of US retailers here: http://magickbotanicals.com.dnnmax.com/Retailers/tabid/164/Default.aspx
This product is fragrance free and fortified with aloe, coconut oil and vitamin E
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), VP/VA Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract (1), Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol (1)Certified Organic Ingredient (100% Vegetarian. No: Animal Testing, Artificial Colors, Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Myreth Sulfate)
It can be ordered from iHerb in the USL: http://au.iherb.com/Alba-Botanica-Style-Cream-Soft-Hold-Fragrance-Free-4-oz-113-g/43864 and from Vitacost: http://www.vitacost.com/alba-botanica-style-cream-soft-hold-fragrance-free and can be found on Amazon too * scent
A fine, clear mist to give gentle, flexible control without stiffness or build-up. Hair looks and feels natural. Humidity-resistant. Fragrance free
Also available from the US: Aubrey B5 Design Gel 8 Fluid Ounces. This all-natural gel helps you style and control your hair with nourishing ingredients - not plastics or other synthetics. B-5 Gel controls and conditions your hair with herbal gums and vitamin B-5, a natural hair thickener, to leave hair looking healthy and full. Biodegradable. Vegan.
Note: This product contains essential oils.
WINNER Best Eczema Range, Natural Health & Beauty Awards 2010 WINNER Best New Non Food Product, Natural Product Tradeshow 2006.
Herbon - fragrance-free ginseng shampoo 250ml
Herbon Ginseng Shampoo has been specially formulated for all types of hair and contains the added benefits of Ginseng, a potent and invigorating naturally effective extract. Ginseng is a potent and invigorating naturally-effective extract.
(The fragrance free version does not have essential oils as listed in the ingredients because it's in the same packaging as the scented version, it just has a fragrance free label to differentiate it.)
Ingredients: sodium coconut coco betain, coconut, ethanoamine, citric acid, extracts of chamomile, ginseng, orange, lemon, mandarin and purified water.
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo & Wash is a natural, fragrance free formula that combines gentle cleansers from coconut and sunflower oils with enriching soy protein to create a deeply nourishing cleanser that leaves baby's hair and skin silky soft. As if baby wasn't already snuggable enough.
*Natural Ingredients Scent
Free From fillers, mineral oils, petrochemicals, animal testing, SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Propolene Gylcol.
Coconut oil, Mountain fresh water, vegetable glycerine, sodium chloride, citric acid, natural emulsifyer derived from vegetable castor oil and Canpres BNDP a herbal preservative.
The unscented formula is made with certified organic shea butter, nourishing Australian avocado, macadamia and jojoba oils combined with anit-oxidants, vitamin B5 and oat protein. This product is also a great treatment for cradle cap - gently massage into baby's scalp a rinse with warm water.
Simply Natural Oils Unperfumed Herbal Conditioner. Natural and non-allergenic. Recommended for normal to dry and sensitive scalp.
Free From fillers, mineral oils, petrochemicals, animal testing, SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Propolene Gylcol.
Mountain fresh water, coconut oil, glycerine, sodium chloride, citric acid, natural emulsifyer derived from vegetable caster oil and octholine a herbal preservative.
QV Skincare features a range of skincare, body care, foot care, kids care and baby appropriate products. The range covers skin cleansing and moisturising products that nurture the skin whilst avoiding known irritants such as soap, fragrance, colour and propylene glycol.
Dove Extra Sensitive Beauty Bar pampers sensitive skin with Dove's � moisturising cream, and a truly mild formula that's fragrance free, hypoallergenic and unscented.
An ultra-rich and super creamy goats milk soap which is fragrance-free for sensitive noses. Gently cleans without drying out your skin by stripping away its natural protective oils. Specially designed for those who prefer a fragrance-free cleanse.
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Caprae Lac, CI 77891, Sodium Etidronate,Tetrasodium EDTA, CI 77492
Classic Dr Bronner's castile soap without fragrance, perfect for sensitive skin. Fair trade, certified organic.
Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide*, Water, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.