Our hand soap is fragrance free, which means we don't add any fragrance or any masking chemicals to cover the natural scent from our ingredients. If you detect a scent, that is the smell of our base (main) ingredients.
You can add essential oils to Branch Basics without adversely affecting how it works. A small drop in the bottle will do. We recommend using only wildcrafted or high-quality, organic essential oils processed without solvents. However, if there is anyone chronically ill or immune-challenged in the home, it is best to go without, as the scent can trigger an immune response. If you choose to add essential oils, be aware that the products may now be irritating to the eyes, skin, and lungs. Also, do not be alarmed if the solution turns slightly cloudy. Most importantly, some essential oils should not be used around children, pets or pregnant women so be sure to keep out of reach.