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BODY: SpaRitual Infinitely Wise Fragrant Mist & Nail Lacquers

Nourish your body. Balance your mind. Feel beautiful.

Nail Lacquers by SpaRitual

Description: SpaRitual's color experts have carefully hand-blended each hue for superior shine, dry time and coverage and their signature brush is specially designed to allow for precise lacquer application. SpaRitual offers the first vegan family of nail lacquers, free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene.

Ingredients (vary by color): Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone May Contain: Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Etocrylene, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77019/Mica, Silica, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77491/Red Iron Oxide, CI 77499/Black Iron Oxide, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15850/Red 6, CI 15850:1/Red 7, CI 73360/Red 30, CI 15880/Red 34, CI 60725/Violet 2, CI 42090/Blue 1, CI 77520/Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Aluminum Powder, Tin Oxide, Aqua/Water/Eau.

Price: $10 US

Infinitely Wise Fragrant Mist by SpaRitual

Description: This fragrant mist helps to relieve mental and physical exhaustion. Use to rejuvenate body, hands and feet or to refresh your environment. Spray this light fragrance onto your yoga mat to enhance your practice. Each SpaRitual body treatment has therapeutic benefits blended to energize a specific chakra. The chakras represent seven forces within the body that work together as a delicate energy system. This fragrant mist helps to relieve mental and physical exhaustion. Use to rejuvenate body, hands and feet or to refresh your environment. Spray this light fragrance onto your yoga mat to enhance your practice. French Lavender essential oil balances the crown chakra. 7.7 fl. oz

Ingredients (70% certified organic): Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water/Eau), Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender) Oil, Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Limonene, Linalool

Price: $28 US

Our emphasis at ecoSAFE is to take baby steps in the right direction on the journey to going green. Since there are very few perfect products out there, it's important to always be informed about the ingredients in your products and choose the best option you can find.  When it comes to luxury products, ones which you may not need, but you certainly would like to use occasionally, you may be more lax with certain ingredients, those that are most likely to only pose concerns at higher levels or frequent exposure. Nail polish or lacquers are an excellent example of a product you can live without, but really enjoy having every now and again!

SpaRitual has developed the first line of vegan nail polishes, not only are they cruelty-free, but they don't contain many of the known toxic chemicals in most other brands! They have a fabulous selection of colors and offer one-coat coverage. My nail polish tends to chip within 2-3 hours post-application, it's just because I use my hands so much and the paint just can't hold up. This is the first eco-friendlier nail polish I've been able to use that actually lasted quite a bit longer; I started to notice the tips wearing a bit after 2 days and thinning at the cuticles at day 4-5. However, there were no chips, which normally happens, and I did only apply a single coat (no base or topcoat) so I have to say that this is pretty amazing!! 

Another really fun thing you can do with these polishes is to create your own colors, a.k.a. lacquer layering! Just select any two colors of SpaRitual nail lacquers and follow these instructions:

1. Apply 1 coat of your first color, wait 1 minute until it is tacky (not totally dry)!
2. Apply a thin coat of your second color!

Here are some possible color combinations from the SpaRitual newsletter:

Part two of our review consisted of testing the SpaRitual Infinitely Wise Fragrant Mist. I have to say, this is one of the most pleasant yet addictive scents I have smelled in a very long time. It is soothing, like reclaiming a memory lost long ago, and yet it leaves you wanting more. I'm absolutely enjoying this mist and have found that it is quite calming throughout the day to spritz around me. One concern I do have is the "fragrance" ingredient, as it is not disclosed as to whether this is synthetic or not. As there are so many wonderful benefits to this mist (vegan, cruelty-free, 70% certified organic, paraben-free), I would imagine it is phthalate-free, however I will need to check with the company and update accordingly. At this point, I would rate this as much safer than most perfumes on the market, though not verified as safe as others. Thus, it is a mid-level perfume in the going green journey...however, if you are using a traditional perfume, this is definitely a step in the right direction due to the many positives it does have. Plus, it really is a beautiful scent that will bring peace to your mind and body.

****UPDATE: Numerous attempts to contact SpaRitual regarding suspected phthalates in their fragrant mists have remained unanswered. Due to this, we do not recommend purchasing this product until we are confident it does not contain phthalates in any form.****