How To Switch to Low-Tox Makeup
When I first started learning about toxic chemicals that were in the products I used around the house and on my skin I was overwhelmed. How do I begin? Where do I start? I think the best answer for us all to hear is to simply begin. Take one step in the right direction and go from there.
Don't panic and trash every item in your house that you think might contain a potential harmful chemical. Read more about chemicals often found in makeup here.
Do start reading labels.
Do start researching ingredients.
Do a little digging if a company claims to be "green."
Where do I begin?
Our skin is our largest organ and depending on the source, research says that 60% - 70% of what we put on our bodies is absorbed into our skin. So start with taking care of your skin!
Create your own DIY Cleanser:
-upcycle an old foaming hand soap bottle
-1/4 cup unscented castile soap
Measure 1/4 cup unscented castile soap and pour into the foaming soap bottle. Add 10 drops of each essential oil and top off with water.
DIY Skin Serum:
-Grapeseed Oil (learn more here)
-Rosehip Seed Oil (learn more here)
-Jojoba Oil (learn more here)
Add 15 drops of each essential oil and then top off with the carrier oil that is best for your skin type. I personally use Grapeseed Oil as the carrier for all of my DIYs.
Have questions about which would be best? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIY Mineral Foundation:
-2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
-1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder (add more if needed)
-1 drops Lavender Essential Oil
-1 drop Germanium Essential Oil
-1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil
Mix arrowroot powder or cornstarch with cocoa powder until it is the color you need. Start small and add more cocoa powder if needed. Add essential oils last.
If you want to turn it into a liquid consistency, add Seedlings Baby Lotion to the powder in your hand.
If you are a busy soon-to-be momma like myself, you may find it rather appealing to purchase low-tox makeup directly from a reputable company like Savvy Minerals or Beauty Counter (my friend Amy is a consultant if you want to reach out to her to try this brand) instead of attempting to DIY your own safe products.
Regardless of where you are in your low-tox makeup journey, let's connect and cheer each other on!
PS - Find more recipes and DIYs by connecting with me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon or via email ~ joyfulworldessentials.com.
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