Don’t wear makeup very often. And when you do use non-toxic makeup made without harsh chemicals.
Natural mineral makeup isn’t tough and can be worn by people with sensitive skin and skin predisposed to to breakouts.
In most cases everybody’s skin goes well with natural makeup. The thing to love most is that you’ll always know what exact ingredients your makeup contains. Most of the ingredients that are used for making perfect homemade makeup are:
- Activated Charcoal
- Arrowroot Powder
- Cocoa Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Hibiscus Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Clay Powder
- Zinc Oxide
- Mica Powder
- Jojoba Oil
- Olive Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
Homemade Foundation Powder
- Arrowroot flour/starch; alike to corn starch, a thickening agent; non-GMO product.
- Good-quality cocoa powder or cacao powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Grounded nutmeg
- Ground ginger
- Bentonite clay
- Vitamin E
- Lavender essential oil
Collect your ingredients in a non-metallic bowl (bentonite clay does not handle metal). The amount that you will use of each ingredient will significantly depend on your skin complexion.
Mix all of your foundation powder ingredients in the bowl. Start with the arrowroot as your base and then add each ingredient. Whip together. You can test the color by assigning a small amount on your face (or arm) with your finger. It may take a little modification the first time to make the perfect gloom for your complexion.
- 5 oz Almond Oil or unrefined, organic carrier oil of your choice;
- 1 oz Shea Butter organic and unrefined;
- 5 oz Cocoa Butter
- 5 oz Beeswax
- 1/8t Vitamin E; make sure it’s not from GMO sources;
- 5 oz Zinc Oxide
- Organic cocoa powder
- Kitchen scale
- Container for finished product
Measure and combine the first five ingredients into the glass bowl into your double-boiler using your measure and the tare function. DO NOT add the zinc oxide, cinnamon or cocoa powder! Melt the first five ingredients and stir occasionally with your whisk.
Remove from heat and let time to cool a bit. Place your bowl again on the scale, hit tare, and add in spoonful of zinc oxide until you get to .5 oz. This will give you around to 20 SPF of coverage. Whisk until you completely combine it.
Add 1/8t cinnamon; and again whisk to combine. Add cocoa powder a little at a time and whisk to get to the color that you need:
- 1/2T cocoa powder is for light foundation
- 2T plus 1t is for medium foundation
- 1/2T plus 2t is for medium-dark foundation
- Basically start with 1/2T of cocoa powder and whisk to combine, check on your wrist for a color match; Add more cocoa powder (1/2t at a time) until you reach your perfect color
- Pour in container and allow it to cool.
- T=Tablespoon and t=Teaspoon
All natural tinted lip balm
In a small pot, over low heat, melt the coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and cocoa butter. Stir until it melts and then remove it from heat. Stir in vitamin E, herbal powder and essential oils, and mix until incorporated. Very quickly (this will start to harden fast), pour the mixture into prepared containers and let it cool.
This recipe will fill about 4 – 6 half-ounce containers.
Natural homemade mascara
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 4 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel
- 1 tbsp. grated bees wax
- 2 capsules of activated charcoal or cocoa powder
- Clean mascara container
Because of temperature differences add more beeswax to give more grip to your mascara. Don’t forget that coconut oil is a liquid above 75 degrees. I’d increase the beeswax to 3/4 or even 1 tsp if it’s truly warm where you live… or if you like more of “waterproof” mascara.
Put coconut oil, grated bees wax and Aloe Vera gel in a small pot over low heat. Stir until beeswax is completely molten. Open 2 capsules of activated charcoal and pour into oil mixture. Stir until is completely combined and then remove it from heat.
Push the mixture down to one corner of a small plastic bag. Further cut a very small hole in the opposed corner of the bag. Fold the corner with the cut whole till you have a small tip that you can push into the empty mascara tube until it’s all in.
Place the inner cap in place and then twist the wand on tightly.
Like all mascaras, it is very important that you use this homemade mascara cleverly. This includes disposal of tube and brush after five to six months. Keep the lid on firmly or this homemade mascara will dry out.
Homemade Eye Liner
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons Aloe Vera gel
- ½ tsp cocoa powder (for brown) or 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black)
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Be certain to store this in a dark and cool place. Use a clean brush to make sure you don’t lead any bacteria to the mixture.
Makeup Remover Recipe
You will need:
- 2 oz. jojoba oil
- 1 capsule of vitamin E
- 3 drops of calming essential oil like carrot seed essential oil
- Dark glass dispenser bottle for storage.
Fill the glass jar about 3/4 with the jojoba oil. Perforate the vitamin E capsule with a needle and squeeze it into the jar. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to combine.
To remove your makeup, use 1/2 teaspoon of your remover and softly massage it onto your face, particularly in the area around the eyes. Afterward wipe off the oil with a cotton pad.
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