IFRA to Define Natural Fragrance via Task Force

January 6, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Personal care product manufactures have struggled to define the terms natural and organic. These manufacturers are confronted with many issues, including the definition of a natural or organic fragrance. To address this problem, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has assembled a task force to choose a standard definition for natural and organic fragrance.

The task force has only met once; however, IFRA expects to have a preliminary draft of the definitions in the first half of 2009. The task force will define "bio-fragrance," "natural," "organic" and "green." According to IFRA, some large fragrance suppliers have already come out with "certified-organic" fragrances. The task force, therefore, will determine definitions that satisfy both suppliers and manufacturers.