Making your own beauty products sounds incredibly daunting, doesn’t it? As it turns out, however, like most natural substitutions, they are easier to make than you might think!
As most conventional beauty products are full of chemicals (yes, even the “natural” ones), it just makes sense to make your own!
These DIY beauty products also make excellent gifts.
Why use natural beauty products?
Traditional makeup products (and even many “natural” beauty brands) use harsh chemicals and unhealthy ingredients in their blends. Conventional companies have to use chemicals and preservatives to keep their makeup fresh and to reduce manufacturing costs and increase profits. However, these benefits are detrimental to the end user.
Conventional makeup may lead to serious problems, such as chemicals absorbed by the bloodstream, breakouts, uneven skin tone and overactive oil glands. According to natural makeup advocacy group Safe Cosmetics, conventional makeup products often contain mercury, lead and bacteria in addition to chemicals.
If you find your eyes stinging after applying makeup, for example, it is likely due to a reaction to one of the many chemicals and unhealthy ingredients found in traditional makeup.
You can also purchase additional color pigments made from foods like algae or red cabbage (which makes blue!). Place the eyeshadow powder in a mini-pot container when you have the desired color.
With these simple recipes, you can exchange chemical-filled makeup with DIY makeup that is not only better for you, but costs less, too! You will feel much better knowing that what you place on your skin is completely safe and chemical-free. Even teens can safely use these DIY beauty products on their faces without worry or fear of breakouts.
—The Alternative Daily