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Eugenol is an aromatic chemical, usually appearing as a colourless or clear amber liquid with a spicy clove-like odour. It is naturally present as an organic compound in the essential oils of many plants, including clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Eugenol is used across the healthcare sector for its anesthetic properties, and is also used as a component of many fragrances and food flavourings for its powerful warm-spicy aroma. Eugenol is the main component of clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil.

Eugenol is naturally present as a component of many of the essential oils we use as fragrances for our products. Although this molecule is found in nature, it can still have a negative effect on some people who may be sensitive to it on their skin. We list this ingredient on our packaging to help people who have a sensitivity easily identify it.

Other names: C10H12O2, Eugenic Acid, Caryophyllic Acid, 4-Allyl-2-methoxyphenol, 2-Methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol

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EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.