Making your own makeup may be a foreign concept for some of you, while others may be a professional DIYer on the verge of starting your own line of natural beauty products. Whether you are seasoned on just delving into the world of naturalness/frugality, this homemade bronzer recipe is simple, cheap, and works wonderfully. I can promise that you will be tickled with the results, and perhaps, feel a bit relieved that you don’t need to pay an arm and a leg for your makeup products anymore.
The cosmetic industry is very loosely regulated by the FDA. This means that any of your cosmetics or personal care products can contain an array of harmful ingredients that you would never know was in there, due to the lack of testing, manufacturing requirements, package labeling, etc. Scary, huh?
While my love for things like makeup and other girly personal care products runs deep, I’m not going to risk my own health to wear or use them. This ultimately got me to search for more natural options, and trying my hand at some things I could make at home. Does this sound like you a bit?
Of course this isn’t your only option, you can definitely pay the high prices for “organic makeup” with “natural ingredients” if you choose. However, I will warn you that even those may still contain some harmful chemicals and their “all natural” labels are just as deceiving as the ones on our food.
Some of the harmful ingredients you should avoid in makeup (blush/bronzer in particular) include:
Heavy metals such as iron, mercury, lead, aluminum, etc.
By-products of Ethylene Oxide
Of course this list could go on and on, but who has time for that? If you have […]