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A toxicology report shouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind when shopping for makeup. Unfortunately, modern technology and science have teamed up in an attempt to make the brightest eyeshadows, long-lasting foundations, and pigmented liquid lipsticks. And needless to say, some of the ingredients used are not only questionable but aren’t even bio-compatible to human health!
Toxic ingredients in makeup don’t come with a warning label. In fact, they’re often disguised in the fine print and covered with marketing tactics that can make it easy to forget what you’re actually applying to your skin.
But it’s time to put the power back in your hands by creating beauty alternatives that are just as effective with zero risks to your health. To help with your transition into a healthy beauty bag, here are 7 beauty products to replace immediately with natural alternatives.
Face and Body Lotion
Your skin is the largest organ you have. At a cellular level, the skin’s structure is strong and works endlessly to protects your entire body while healing itself over and over again.
It’s important to keep skin hydrated. And along with improving texture and adding fragrance, that’s what many standard face and body lotions do. But what these products don’t take into consideration is how porous skin is. And whatever is being applied to it will be absorbed and processed by internal organs that are meant to remove toxins from the body.
Therefore, a product that is meant to heal and heal your skin shouldn’t be simultaneously harming other parts of your body.
Here are natural alternatives to enriching and hydrating skin, using organic oils and butter.
For DIY body butter and lotion recipes see the following articles:
Lip tints are the cutest way to hydrate your smile with a lasting dose of your favorite pinks and reds. Unfortunately, industry-standard lip tint ingredients contain a lot to frown about. Many rely on mineral oil (gross) as the source of “moisture” and chemical-containing dyes for the color.
However, with lip tint, and other lip products, you are likely to ingest and reapply it to your mouth throughout the day, making this one of the first things to toss out and replace with one of the following natural alternatives.
Want to know how I mix and match these ingredients to create the poutiest pinks, plums, and purples?
Learn how to make your own lip tints:
You can also have a look at some of our favorite product lists for non-toxic lip color!
Effective anti-aging treatments won’t come in a fancy glass jar with a dripper. That’s more likely to be a concentration of alcohol and phthalates that have no business trying to treat your fine lines and wrinkles.
Real anti-aging benefits are experienced after a series of safe and consistent skincare habits that create tighter, firmer, plumped skin over time. Here are some of my favorite natural ways to rewind the clock on your skin and you’ll soon see they are more than enough reason to toss out your standard serums.
Yes eating these ingredients will benefit your skin and overall health but they can also be mixed, mashed, spread, or sprayed onto your skin for a deeply nourishing and hydrating step to your anti-aging skincare routine.
Not much of a chef? Checkout my anti-aging routine using organic skincare products that I trust:
Armpits never quite get the attention they deserve. And considering how armpits are critical to women’s health, I’m shocked by some of the ingredients being applied liberally without a second thought.
I don’t expect you to sweat through your favorite clothes or walk around smelling questionable, so here are natural deodorant alternatives that can significantly reduce the likelihood of cancer, protect you from sweating, and let you smell incredible.
DIY Deodorant Recipe:
- 1 1/2 tsp. of aluminum-free baking soda
- 2 tsp. of Arrowroot Powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of bentonite clay (optional but an incredible addition)
- 1 Tbs. Coconut oil
- 1 Tbs. Shea butter
- 1 Tbs. Cocoa butter
- 1 Tbs. Beeswax
- 2 capsules of Vitamin E
- 15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- Sift and mix dry ingredients
- Melt the shea and cocoa butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in a double boiler on low heat
- Once melted, remove from heat and gently stir in dry ingredients
- Add skin-safe essential oils of your choice + Vitamin E capsules
- Pour into empty deodorant or glue stick container
- Let solidify and use!
See more natural deodorant recipes:
Loose powder products are often used all over the face. From caking of setting powder under the eyes and around the nose, to dusting bronzer, highlighter, and blush on your face, and even pressing loose pigments on the eyelids–it’s hard to avoid powder in makeup.
When it comes to loose powder, many of us just set it and forget it. But, I encourage you not to.
These powders contain millions of microparticles, some even contain bacteria from the brush or sponge used to dip into it. These particles are inhaled almost as soon as the lid from the powder is removed. And unfortunately, there is no actual way to avoid asperating this makeup besides a medical mask or…just not using it.
One of the easiest solutions is to switch to natural cream products. You can contour, highlight, and blush it up just as effectively without risking your lung health.
See some of our favorite cream makeup products:
Setting spray is usually propelled through a gas canister and applied directly from bottle to face. Along with making dispersed contact on chin and cheeks, the product also hits the nose and mouth, likely being aspirated in the mouth and lungs–much like hair spray and loose powders.
This is one of these most dangerous makeup applications ever.
There are ways to keep your makeup locked in place all day long without inhaling toxic chemicals or gases. Yay!
Learn how to make your own setting spray using natural ingredients:
Beauty and makeup are meant to be fun, artistic expressions of yourself, and being able to highlight your favorite features. Feel good about the process by replacing these 7 beauty protects with natural alternatives. Because a healthy glam is a happy glam.