Fragrance-free or unscented laundry detergent?

Sensitivity to chemicals is a part of our everyday life and not all that rare these days. Due to this, there is an increasing need for products that have a mild fragrance or that are fragrance-free.

Fragrance allergies are a sensitive issue

According to the Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation, 10–40% of our population suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity.

Sometimes even a mild fragrance may be too strong, making it better to play it safe and buy a fragrance-free product, but what do people actually expect from a fragrance-free product?

Is the product allowed to have any fragrance at all or is it assumed that a fragrance-free product has no fragrance?

Read Kiilto R&D Chemist Tomi Peltonen’s entire blog post on the topic here (in Finnish).


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Kiilto is a family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, manufacture and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial bonding and hygiene solutions, professional cleanliness and hygiene, and consumer business. The key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, closeness, and commitment to the future. We operate in 12 countries and employ nearly 1000 people.