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What ingredients are used as fragrance in soap?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Personal care companies are secretive about their recipes, because it's part of what makes them unique! So when you see the term "fragrance" on a bottle or bar of your favorite skin care product, it can refer to a small cocktail of odor chemicals, both natural and artificial.

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