I have read some reviews concerning fragrance oils that contain phthalates. The comments were that they would not purchase the product again because it contains phthalates. That is your prerogative & choice! But there is so much misinformation circulated out there, that it has created unnecessary alarm & hysteria. Many people oppose synthetic fragrances because they contain "allergens". What they don't realize is that 18 of the 26 listed as allergens, are naturally occurring in essential oils. Safer Choice products are supposedly better for the environment, but what most if not 99.9% of the general population doesn't know, is that safer choice products "cannot" contain Natural or Essential oils, because the EPA claims that they are harmful to the environment. Diethyl Phthalate was a common solvent used in fragrances. It has "no" known adverse effects but because it's a phthalate it has been banned. You actually are exposed to more harmful toxins every time you touch a receipt that contains BPA (Bisphenol). Industries are forced to remove every vestige of formaldehyde from their products. Yes formaldehyde is dangerous, but did you know that formaldehyde naturally occurs in apples, apricots, banana's, cabbage, carrots, grapes etc.? My point is that their is a lot of misinformation out there that is not supported by scientific data. Every time you pull up to a pump & pump gas into your vehicle, you come in contact with small amounts of petrol ingredients & God knows what else was transferred from the person who touched it before you. Fragrance companies expend a lot of money & go to great lengths to assure that the products they offer are safe & meet safety standards.