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DIY: How to make your own cosmetics …


This morning, I received an email from one of my best friends, Laureta, with this link to the blog: Rowdy Kittens.
Here are the directions – please note: I have not tried this yet (but the folks at rowdy kittens did – there is even a video), I was just so pumped about it, that I had to share right away.

How to Make Lip Balm

You’ll need a few ingredients:

Grapeseed oil (or almond oil, or olive oil, etc)

Melt equal parts beeswax and oil of your choice in a small pan over the stove. Use a small amount (maybe a few tablespoons) of wax and oil. When the mixture is completely melted, pour it into a small glass or tin container. You can optionally add vitamin E at this last step (just after pulling it from the heat). Vitamin E is a natural preservative and excellent for the skin. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then it is ready to use.

Cosmetics are loaded with scary stuff like sodium lauryl sulfates and other known carcinogens (meaning they can cause cancer!). You can read all about the toxins in the book, The Story of Cosmetics, the ugly truth of toxics in and toxics out.” Click this link to see a short movie, which gives you a short synopsis of the book.

Check out these other posts that I have done on related subjects:

Homemade facial mask

Organic makeup