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Sustainable Beauty - DIY your edible makeup now!


Women are born to love beauty and they'd like to put makeup on every day. However, most people may not pay too much attention to the ingredients in those cosmetics. In fact, many beauty products contains pigments, essences, preservatives and other chemicals which can disrupt hormone secretion, impair reproductive capacity and nervous system, and even cause cancer; at the same time, they cannot be naturally decomposed and therefore pollutes water and soil. Being exposed to small amounts of lipstick which contain these ingredients may not consider harmful. Though, if you are someone who applies lipstick on a daily basis and reapplies it repeatedly throughout the day, it is worth considering to use something more natural.

Apart from those harmful substances that are bad for human and even worse, many manufacturers use animals to test their cosmetic products. Rabbits are forced to open their eyes and drip hairspray, nail polish etc; white mice are injected or fed to test the toxicity of the substance. Various animal welfare organisations pointed out that more than 100 million animals die each year due to experimental testing.

Knowing the harm it brings, why don’t you try something new? How about create your own safe, natural and organic lipstick and cheek stain:


Recipe 1:


Ingredients:

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon shea butter or cocoa butter

1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles

1 drop essential oil for scent

1 drop red food coloring for a red hue

¼ teaspoon organic cocoa powder for a brown hue

Instructions:

  1. Melt the beeswax, shea / cocoa butter and coconut oil in a glass jar with no lid by placing the jar in a small pot of simmering water/ microwave on short 15 second bursts until oils are both melted.

  2. After completely melted mixture, take the jar off the heat

  3. Add any combination of the color and scent ingredients

  4. Use a dropper to carefully transfer the mixture to a glass container

  5. Store in a cool and dry place


Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon coconut oil

½ teaspoon shea butter

½ teaspoon Beet root powder (adjust for colour as desired)

Instructions:

  1. Melt the shea / cocoa butter and coconut oil in a glass jar with no lid by placing the jar in a small pot of simmering water/ microwave on short 15 second bursts until oils are both melted.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in beet root powder

  3. Add turmeric or cocoa powder for colour, as desired

  4. Put mixture into small jar and allow to cool

  5. Pour oil and beet powder mixture through a coffee filter with an additional container to catch the oil mixture

  6. Let cool on the counter-top for a few hours until the melted oils harden

  7. Store in a cool and dry place

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