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Another thing Sophie recommends avoiding is anything that lists fragrance or parfum. "Fragrance is a term that is ubiquitously used to mask a number of chemicals—dodgy chemicals—that may be in your products," Sophie says.

A group of these chemicals called phthalates are used to make plastic soft and gives lotion its creamy texture, Sophie says. "Phthalates are also hormone disrupters and are pretty toxic," she says. "So, again, you want to try and avoid them."

Not sure which brands are fragrance-free? Try Aubrey Organics or Burt's Bees. "Two fantastic companies," Sophie says. "Can't go wrong with either of them."
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FROM: Oprah's Earth Day Event
Published on January 01, 2006

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