Make Your Own Cosmetics

okay, i am uber obsessed with cosmetics. So i found some recepies for homemade cosmetics. I ripped this off of the site:

Home Made Cosmetics

 

Home Made Cosmetics

Over the last couple years, I have created many homemade beauty products, including homemade lip scrub, exfoliating face scrubs andshea body butter.  These recipes are healthy, great for my skin and body, and they have saved me a ton of money.  Not to mention, I am now exposed to fewer toxins since I ditched the commercial stuff.

Did you know that you can make your own home made cosmetics?  There are several home made cosmetics recipes that can help you build your arsenal of beauty supplies to look and feel great!

Homemade Foundation

What you need: 

  • Arrowroot powder (you could sub cornstartch, but it is not quite as good)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder

Add a cup of arrowroot powder to a bowl, and slowly add in cinnamon and cocoa powder, until you come up with a suitable color that matches your complexion.  Apply to a clean, moisturized face with a good mineral powder brush.

Don’t Want To Make It?

If you don’t want to make your own, I highly recommend Alima Pure (natural, cruelty-free, and light weight), or Korres (talc-free, natural, and works great).

Homemade Mascara

What you need: 

In a small mason jar or glass bowl, add coconut oil, aloe vera gel, beeswax and vitamin e oil. Add 1-2″ of water to a small saucepan, and place jar or bowl into the water.  Bring to a boil, and allow to warm until completely melted.  Remove from heat and add activated charcoal and stir until mixed well.

Pour into a small baggie, and push down to a corner.  Cut a small tip on the bag, and pipe into a mascara tube.

Homemade Blush

What you need:

  • 2 tbsp Beet Root Powder
  • 1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground Ginger
  • 5 drops of Essential oils

Combine beet root powder and arrowroot powder.  You can play around with the amounts of each to find a desired shade of blush.  Add in a sprinkle or two of nutmeg and ginger for shine and a little different shade of color.  Add in essential oil to help the blush adhere to your skin.

Natural Eyeliner*

  • Activated charcoal
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coconut Oil

For a black eyeliner, add a pinch of activated charcoal in with coconut oil.  For a brown eyeliner, add cocoa powder to coconut oil.  Apply with an eyeliner brush.

*Be sure to be extra careful when applying products around your eyes.  Make sure you don’t get any products into your eyes, or you may cause damage.

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