November 12, 2015

Swap For Safer: Chloe Eau de Parfum

I am starting a new series on the blog! I'm calling it, "Swap For Safer". I'll be featuring traditional beauty products that don't have the best/non-toxic/organic of ingredients, and will be recommending a product that you can safely opt for!

If you guys have any products you want to find a safer replacement for, let me know!

First up is the Chloe Eau de Parfum!

The Chloe Eau de Parfum is described as:

"Capturing the spirit of women, the ChloƩ vision is not about one singular woman, but rather about the rich and varied personalities of all ChloƩ women. This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive.

Top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee embody subtle freshness. At the heart, midnotes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose rise to sublimated femininity. A base of velvety elegance comes to fruition through cedarwood, amber, and honey."

When I first smelled the Chloe Parfum, I immediately was hit with a warm powdery rose scent. But not only is this parfum pricey, $75 (1 fl oz), $105 (1.7 fl oz), and $130 (2.5 fl oz) at Sephora, but the ingredients contain synthetic fragrances, which are often derived from harmful petrochemicals. 

Often these fragrances contain Phthalates, which according to one source, "disrupt hormone activity, reduce sperm counts, and cause reproductive malformation, and have been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity." You can check out the entire article HERE.

And if you're like most women, who tend to spray this on the body at least once per day, that can add up to a large amount of these chemicals built up inside the body. So, I've found an alternative that is not only less costly, but also contains zero petrochemicals!

Rose Absolute 

This essential oil mixture is a blend of Rose Oil, which on it's own can be very expensive and often over-powering in scent, diluted within a carrier oil, typically Jojoba or Grapeseed Oil.

It's important to note that the fragrance notes in many commercial perfumes and colognes are synthetically derived, and the Oil Blend I am recommending here, the fragrance notes are naturally derived from the plants from which they are named. Chemically created or naturally grown, your choice.

Rose Absolute can be purchased at your local Health Food Stores, and online retailers such as Lucky Vitamins, iHerb, and Vitacost. The price varies between $10 and $15 depending on the retailer. 

Both Chloe and the Rose Absolute have a distinct powdery rose scent. While the Chloe Eau de Parfum comes in a spray, the Rose Absolute is a little bit heavier of an oil. But when deposited into a roller bar, it becomes easy to apply and deposits the right amount of product to the skin versus straight out of the bottle. 

Remember, a little goes a long way with perfume!

Let me know what products you guys would like safer options for!

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