By: Rachel Sarnoff/Ecostiletto
Do you hate the way perfume samples in magazines make you sneeze–or worse? So do we. That’s why we were so proud of EcoStiletto’s founder, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, for launching an online petition to convince the CEOs of Condé Nast, Time Inc, Hearst Magazines and Fairchild Fashion Media to stop poisoning our air and ban fragrance samples from the magazines that they publish.
A 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that top-selling perfumes contain, on average, 14 different hazardous chemicals that aren’t listed on their labels.
Many of these perfumes contain toxic chemicals like diethyl phthalate, which has been linked to developmental, reproductive, endocrine and immune system problems, as well as allergies and hormone disruption. Typically, perfumes also include paraben preservatives, which have been linked to early onset of puberty in girls.
We can choose not to buy toxic perfumes, but we can’t do anything about the perfume samples that scent magazine pages.
Will you please sign the petition and share with your friends? Thanks!
P.S. Want a truly natural perfume that won’t make you sneeze? Rachel demo’s her DIY recipe, using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard, in this video.
Feeling lucky? During the week of 12.24.12 FOUR EcoStiletto Subscriber will each win a $25 shopping spree at Zosimos Botanicals, where they you can try a gorgeous, petrochemical-free, solid jasmine perfume for just $3. Really! All subscribers are entered to win.