Our Dish Liquids are formulated with essential oils NOT synthetic fragrances (many fragrances contain phthalates). The oils we choose have both antiseptic and aromatherapeutic properties. About 95% of the chemicals used in traditional fragrances are synthetic, petroleum-based compounds which can lead to headaches, wheezing, and skin irritation. Our dish liquids won¿t create as many suds as a synthetic dish liquid but that¿s because we avoid using the sudsing agent called Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES). This ingredient is a suspected carcinogen (cancer causing agent) and no amount of suds is worth that. We also formulate without ingredients such as formaldehyde based preservatives, like Parabens (these are also suspected carcinogens), phosphates, chlorine, or dyes. All this makes our Dish Liquids safe enough for even the youngest member of your kitchen clean up crew! In the early 1960's our mother suffered from skin rashes, caused by dish detergents and shampoos. In an effort to solve her condition, our father developed simpler, more natural formulas, omitting dyes, perfumes, phosphates or suspected carcinogens. Since then, our family has kept the tradition of creating natural alternatives for household cleaning, laundry products and body care. Enjoy the difference.