If you’re a lover of Anthropologie and Mario Badescu Skin Care like I am, or have spent even just 10 minutes inside of an Urban Outfitters, then you’ve probably heard of (or even religiously used) Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. While MB does make a lot of fantastic products, just a quick look at the ingredients list of this spray proves that this is one of the unfortunate exceptions. My quest to rid my toiletry bag of toxic products brought about some upsetting news regarding MB’s facial spray that was tucked away in my purse on a daily basis.
Below are the ingredients of this outrageously popular Mario Badescu Facial Spray:
Aqua (Water, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Canina Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Citronellol, Geraniol, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1).
A quick rundown of why this ingredients list is concerning:
Glycols are potentially irritating and harmful to the skin. Some common examples would be the Propylene, Butylene, Pentylene, Hexylene, and Caprylyl Glycol varieties. Propylene glycol is found in processed foods, Antifreeze, paint, and plastic. It’s also the main ingredient of e-cigarette fluid. Those with poor kidney or liver function, pregnant or nursing mothers, and the elderly are less likely to be able to break down propylene glycol and should limit their exposure to it. Considering the fact that propylene glycol is a mild skin irritant, it’s a wonder why it would ever voluntarily be included in a product meant solely for the skin
Polysorbate 20 is also an irritant and it’s relation to carcinogenic ethylene oxide makes its use in cosmetics a controversial practice. Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that’s said to be carcinogenic, so in our opinion, that’s not a risk worth taking simply to make a product have a slightly longer shelf life.
Fragrances are also used in MB’s Facial Spray, rather than the Rosewater scenting the product naturally. Red 33 and Blue 1 are also used, just to make the product pink. Whether this is a feeble attempt at marketing to women, or in the interest of making consumers associate the color with the product’s Rosewater content, we don’t know; but I feel that either of those explanations are equal parts patronizing and superfluous.
All of these unnecessary and harmful ingredients combined with the widespread popularity of this product is why Jade Bloom set out to create a superior option.
The announcement of Jade Bloom’s Facial Spray is something I’ve been having to contain my excitement for throughout the last 6 months.
Minimalism is something we’re big advocates of here at Jade Bloom. For this reason, we try to create simple, yet effective alternatives to common products consumers utilize daily. From our toothpastes and deodorants to our lip balms and pomades, we’ve set the bar high in regards to quality and well-researched, simplistic ingredients lists. Our brand-new Facial Spray is no exception.
Our Ingredients: Aloe. Rosewater. That’s it. Seriously.
Our Packaging: High-quality Glass Bottle with our Convenient Spray Top Lid.
Our Commitment to Quality and Affordable Pricing: Made in Small Batches to Ensure Quality
Blog Author: Jackie Mallett
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What do real buyers of this Peppermint essential oil say about it? Rated 4.8 stars on 65 official reviews....here are the 10 most recent.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “GREAT FOR HEADACHES!” — Review by Maggie, Posted on 6/20/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “JADE BLOOM PEPPERMINT OIL IS GREAT! — I have used Jade Bloom peppermint to help with joint & muscle pains, breathing and much more. I love & trust it. It has proven to one of my most used essential oils.” Review by SuzyQ , Posted on 6/14/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “GREAT VALUE! — Great Value and Price. Fast shipping!” Review by polly, Posted on 6/12/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “LOVE PEPPERMINT! — Peppermint oil is probably one of my top 5 favorite oils! From freshening the house, eliminating headaches, to keep bugs away! I also love you diffuse peppermint. Thanks JB!” Review by Michelle, Posted on 6/5/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “MULTIPURPOSE — Excellent product. We use it for headaches, aches and pains, spider repellent spray, flea control for the dog, and tick removal for our very outdoorsy boys. Plus, it smells wonderful! Jade Bloom is awesome!” Review by Lisa, Posted on 5/29/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “ A LOT OF USES — I love all my oils that I've purchased so far.” Review by Sally, Posted on 5/25/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “ONE OF MY FAVES! — This is my go-to oil! I suffer from headaches and migraines. Peppermint oil stops the headaches. Also great for fevers!” Review by Dorothy , Posted on 5/22/2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “SO CLEAN SMELLING — Wow just Wow.” Review by Donna, Posted on 4/24/2017
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What else can you tell me about this Peppermint Essential Oil?
Scientific name: Mentha piperita
Oil origin: Herb
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Sweet, sharp, minty
Odor strength: Very high
Evaporation: Top note
Our Peppermint Essential Oil is the highest quality peppermint oil in the world and Jade Bloom's signature oil. It differs from most peppermint oils in that it contains a higher menthofuran content which accounts for its sweeter smell. You won't find a higher quality essential oil anywhere. Check our GC/MS test & Certificate of Analysis by clicking on the "Certifications" tab.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most widely used and versatile essential oils in the world. It has an unmistakable minty scent that is wonderful to incorporate in countless applications. Peppermint is autochthonous to Europe, a hybrid between watermint and spearmint, and has naturalized itself across the globe, spanning from the United States to Australia to India. India accounts for over 75% of the world’s production. The essential oil is commonly used in dental applications, shampoos, soaps, aromatherapy, insect repellent formulations, and food flavorings.
The pain relieving properties of peppermint oil are well documented as it imparts a cooling sensation upon application, effectively numbing pain. Not only does it reduce the physical discomfort of pain but it actively works to heal the wound itself, as it contains anti-inflammatory compounds. This property makes peppermint oil useful for headaches and migraines as well as sore muscles and arthritic joints.
Peppermint essential oil contains powerful disinfectant properties which are can be applied in a variety of applications. When a few drops of peppermint oil are added to a toothbrush or mouthwash it cleanses the mouth and leaves the breath refreshingly crisp. Studies have proven that those who use peppermint oil in dental care have less cavities. Peppermint oil can also be a natural substitute to bleach and other harmful chemicals and used to used to clean countertops and bathrooms alike, purging unwanted bacteria and microbes.
Peppermint oil stimulates the circulation of blood flow, delivering necessary nutrients throughout the body, therefore it is commonly used in shampoos and hair formulas for those suffering from alopecia. You can simply add a few drops into your shampoo or hair formulation to reap the benefits. It is also considered antiviral and is particularly effective against the herpes virus. Jade Bloom recommends diffusing peppermint oil throughout the air for a refreshing aroma with the added benefits of cleansing the air from bacteria and viruses.