Edible Makeup Good Enough to Eat

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One of the main reasons I began my search for the world’s best toxin free beauty products so many years ago was because I realised I had no idea what ingredients were in my makeup! I wanted to be able to read my lipstick ingredients and see that it was just about clean enough to eat — which led me to food grade makeup! While I definitely would not recommend actually eating your makeup (on purpose), natural and edible lipsticks do exist and they are completely free from all of the nasties which can be found in other beauty products. Non toxic lipstick is about as safe and clean as beauty gets, plus it works just as well, if not better, than the mainstream stuff.

What is lipstick made of?

While ingredients lists will differ from product to product, mainstream lipsticks may be coloured with synthetic dyes, and have even been known to contain heavy metals such as lead — studies have found that many popular lipsticks actually may contain traces of lead… 1

If the idea of lead in lipstick is enough to prompt you to do a New Year makeup drawer clean, choose a toxin free lipstick without lead instead! I have found so many amazing, lead free lipsticks throughout my Nourished Life journey, and they all utilise the natural colours of minerals and fruit pigments rather than heavy metals. This means these natural makeup products aren’t just toxin free, they’re also packed with beneficial vitamins and nutrients for our skin!

One of the pioneers in natural beauty is the brand 100% Pure — founder Susie Wang actually innovated new ways to use natural pigments in makeup, getting the absolute best parts out of fruit and vegetables and straight into our makeup! Susie actually spent 10 years developing an original and patented plant pigment process, perfecting the best method to juice, sift and isolate pigments from fruit for maximum benefits.

Best natural non-toxic lipstick

100% Pure Lip Butter — Peach
I just adore the 100% Pure Lip Butter in Peach. Naturally coloured using Strawberry, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Cherry and Plum fruit pigments, this beautiful sheer peachy coral shade is universally flattering and so perfect for summer! This formula is also ultra creamy and smooth thanks to nourishing Avocado, Shea and Cocoa Butters so it just glides right on and moisturises lips.

100% Pure Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain
For long lasting colour, I also love the 100% Pure Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain, which is a tinted liquid that gives both the lips and cheeks a soft rosy wash of colour thanks to the natural pigments of Pomegranate and Beetroot! Buildable and water resistant, this moisturising formula is perfect for everyday wear. Just dab a small amount onto lips and cheeks and and blend for a rosy glow.

Luk Lip Nourish — Rose Lime
The Luk Lip Nourish in Rose Lime is an amazing natural lipstick made with natural food based ingredients like Avocado and Sesame Seed Oils. Designed to provide a subtle, sheer wash of colour, this rosy taupe-nude shade is also flavoured with zesty Lime, Ginger and Pink Grapefruit so it tastes good enough to eat!

100% Pure Anti-ageing Pomegranate Lipstick – Peony
For more pigmented colour, opt for the 100% Pure Anti-ageing Pomegranate Lipstick – Peony. This pale pink lipstick is designed to nourish lips as it smooths and softens. It has a moisturising base of Coco Butters and Shea blended with natural colour from fruit extracts such as Apricot. Also included are concentrated anti-ageing superfruits such as Pomegranate, Vitamins C & E and antioxidants. This lipstick provides a beautiful long-lasting satin finish.

Natural mascara

100% Pure Black Tea Ultra Lengthening Mascara — Blackest Black
My edible makeup obsession doesn’t end with lipsticks — one of my favourite mascaras is made with all natural ingredients too! The 100% Pure Black Tea Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Blackest Black is naturally coloured from Black Tea leaf pigments, Cocoa and Blackberries, so it not only smells absolutely delicious but is also rich in antioxidants so it actually works to condition the lashes too. Gentle and smudge resistant, this bestselling natural mascara lengthens, separates and glosses lashes and also contains conditioning ProVitamin B5 and Vitamin E to help prevent breakage and encourage stronger lashes.

Best natural foundation

Edible Beauty No.4+ Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion
As its name suggests, the Edible Beauty No.4+ Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion is packed with natural and non-toxic ingredients including Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Red Raspberry and Black Raspberry, and is designed to give a lightweight tint of colour to light—medium skin tones. Non-greasy and ultra smoothing, this anti-ageing formula works to help even out skin texture and fine lines, and is ideal used as a replacement for regular moisturiser and foundation.

Source: 1 The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Not all makeup is edible, but yours can be! Today I’ll show you 10 DIY makeup ideas that
work like a dream, taste amazing and are perfect for pranks. Mmm… -Ha? Hihihi! Squeeze candy is the perfect sweet treat for
creating DIY makeup products, especially lip glosses. It comes in so many delicious flavors and
colors plus it looks super shiny, which is exactly what we need. Squeeze a small amount of this yummy glossiness
in a little pot. For this one I chose the strawberry flavor,
which comes in a very light pinky red shade. But I want to make my lip gloss super red
so I decided to drip in a drop of red food coloring. Remember that little goes a long way here
so you really don’t need much food coloring to make the color super vibrant. The last thing we got to do is to pour our
deliciousness in a lip gloss container. You can use a bottle of an old gloss or by
these empty containers on line for very cheap. Here it is – a beautiful, super shiny lip gloss, which smells amazing and tastes even better! It will give your lips a beautiful glossy
red tint, plus you can have it as a sweet little treat. I love how you can make these in all the possible
colors. I also wanted to try the berry flavor. Here I squeezed the candy directly into the
lip gloss bottle. To make the color brighter and more potent
I added a drop of blue food coloring. Mix it up or shake a little bit and you get
a gorgeous bright blue lip gloss! I can’t get over how amazing this DIY is. Squeeze candy lip glosses are seriously the
best and comparing to usual glosses they are way more affordable. Check out how beautifully they work, so cool
right?! Now our lips will always look pretty and shiny,
plus we’ll have a delicious sweet candy always on hand. Priceless! Ha? Want some? No! No worries, this bronzer is completely edible
and delicious. Besides that it will give your skin a beautiful
sun-kissed glow. Get your container ready – I am using a
pot of an old bronzer that I washed thoroughly. Grab the only ingredient you will need and
that is – cocoa powder. All we got to do is to place about a tablespoon
of product into our container and pack it down really well. If you don’t press the powder down super tight
you end up with more like a loose bronzing powder, which honestly works just as great. Cocoa is broadly used to make bronzers even
by the well known cosmetic brands. So why not making our own for way cheaper,
right?! If you want to make a lighter color you can
mix in a bit of corn starch. To get a super dark version use a non sweetened
100% cocoa powder. This bronzer will keep us looking fresh and
glowing, as if we just came back from a vacation by the sea. Dust it on your face to warm up your complexion
or make delicious, warming hot cocoa. The beauty of edible DIY makeup! Nom, nom! Little mints are a perfect pick me up treat
when you want to feel a bit more fresh. Today we are transforming them into a gorgeous
lip scrub that looks exactly like a frozen arctic ocean. Pour a bunch of mints into a zip lock plastic
bag. Place it on a wooden board or other sturdy
surface and crush the mints into smaller pieces using a hammer. Pop a tablespoon or two of these crushed goodies
into a container. Add a spoonful of sugar. I happened to have blue sugar at home but
the usual white one works just as great. Lastly you want to squeeze on a bit of honey
or any other syrup. It’s time to mix all of our scrub ingredients
together and check out how beautiful this looks! Our mint scrub looks so icy and fresh, literally
like the frozen arctic sea. Peppermint essential oil is widely used in
plumping lip glosses as it makes your lips look fuller and more pouty. Your mints lips scrub will first off exfoliate
your lips and remove dead skin cells on the surface, leaving lips soft and smooth. The peppermint found in the mints will plump
up your lips, making them fuller and more voluminous. On top of that your mints lips scrub is completely
edible and tastes delicious. A complete life saver in situations when you
need some extra freshness! Hi. Hi! Did you know that you can make an amazing
liquid eyeliner using just two ingredients that you can find in your kitchen? This eyeliner is so affordable, works amazingly
and you can make it in any color you want! Prepare your eyeliner container. I am using this adorable owl pot, which is
from an old lip balm that I have used up. Load a teaspoon with coconut oil and pop it
in your container. Now chose the food coloring you want to use,
I decided for blue. It is really important that you use food coloring
in a dust form because liquid or gel versions do not mix with oil. So dust food coloring is the way to go. Give the eyeliner a good stir to combine ingredients
evenly. Voila our two ingredient eyeliner is done
so it’s time to test it out! Look at that, I works like a dream! Now you know that next time you run out of
eyeliner, there’s no need to stress out. All you need to do is make a short trip to
the kitchen and mix it up yourself. People say that you should never put on your
skin stuff that you can’t put in your mouth. Well this eyeliner is 100% edible and there
are no nasty ingredients whatsoever. Bingo! Ew! What? Cheers! Hmm… Is this a lip balm or a sweet potion? Well actually it’s both and besides that it’s
also a great idea to prank your friends. The main ingredient? Honey! I love honey! It is sweet but unlike plain sugar it’s also
rich in antioxidants, vitamins and has anti inflammatory properties. I like to put it in my tea, on pancakes, or
on my fruit. But today I’m going to put it in my lip balm! Get your lip balm container ready. How gorgeous is this unicorn with its sparkly
wings!? Obsessed! Fill the pot with honey. You can totally finish here if you just need
a clear lip balm, but you know me – I love color. I decided to keep it classic and dripped in
a bit of red food coloring. One drop is more than enough so let’s give
this baby a quick little stir. How quick and easy was that right?! We got ourselves an amazing moisturizing tinted
lip balm in less than 30 seconds. Through the history honey has been known for
its healing properties due to how naturally moisturizing it is. Swiping a thin coat on your chapped lips will
make them baby soft in no time. It’s also high in antioxidants that help repair
daily UV damage. On top of that it tastes amazing, plus it
gives our lips a shiny rosy color. Especially in the winter when our skin gets
extra dry this tinted lip balm is a must have! Meringues have always been one of my favorite
sweet treats. They are light and crunchy, but once you put
them in your mouth they magically melt into this yummy soft deliciousness. But you know what? Today I’ll show you can make amazing highlighter
out of meringues. Sounds crazy I know, but just wait until you
see it! Pop a few meringues in a zip lock bag. Time to grab a hammer and crush them really
well. This isn’t hard to do at all because meringues
are very fragile. You’ll quickly end up with a very smooth white
powder like this. If you feel like you still have some bigger
chunks left use a sifter to get rid of them. That’s how you get the perfectly smooth and
fine powder, which is exactly what we need for the highlighter. To make it really shiny and glowy, grab some
metallic silver food coloring in a dust form. Depending on how much shine you want to get
from your highlighter, put in a bit or a lot of this magical sparkly dust. Give it a good mix to allocate the silver
dust evenly throughout the highlighter. Prepare the container where you want to store
this sweet glowy dust. Last but not least you want pour in your powder
highlight. You guys will be surprised by how great our
meringue highlighter works. It makes your skin super shiny, but it doesn’t
feel weird or sticky at all. I like to apply it on the top of my cheekbones
for some healthy glow and sparkle. It instantly makes you look more fresh and
awake. But the best part is that besides being an
epic makeup product our highlighter is also a yummy sweet snack! You can have it directly from the box or dust
it over pancakes, pies or fruit. Whatever you decide make sure to do it in
front of your friends and play a little prank on them. They’ll be so surprised seeing you eat a real
highlighter. Mmm… Ew! Mmm… Mmm… You know those cool lollipops that color your
tongue?! Well, I got an idea – if they color your
tongue they should also color your lips. So I tried it out and it works! If you rub the lollipop on your lips for a
minute or two, they will get all colored up! Of course this calls for only one thing – we
got to make a DIY tinted lollipop lipstick! Wow! For the packaging it’s best to go for something
rounded like these pretty disco ball lip balms. Never throw away old lip balm containers,
because you can always wash them and recycle in future DIY projects. Tinted lollipops come in a bunch different
colors. I decided to go for the most wearable one,
which is red. Take some cutting pliers or just strong scissors
and snip away the lollipop stick like that. Pop the lollipop into your container and if
you like you can even glue it down with some edible glue. If that’s not the worlds best lipstick then
I don’t know! Quick and easy to make, super cute, tinted
and edible! But it’s not just edible – it’s actually
super duper amazingly delicious. It will make your lips rosy and glossy, plus
you can have a yummy sweet treat always on hand. You can even prank your friends with it. I’m sure they’ll be so confused seeing you
with this out of this world epic lipstick! Few things in this world are better than nutella,
am I right? I love to have it on my pancakes, a piece
of bread or I even make a hot chocolate out of it. Although let’s not lie – it probably tastes
the most delicious straight from a jar. Anyway, today we’re going to use it for something
quite different – we’re making a nutella lip scrub. Take a large spoonful of this yummy hazelnut
spread and put it in a mixing bowl. Add tablespoon of classic caster sugar, which
will serve as an exfoliant. The final ingredient is coconut oil – you
can skip it if you like, but it will make the scrub a bit more liquid and easier to
use. Mix the ingredients together and the world’s
most delicious lip exfoliant is pretty much done. Pour it in a jar or any other container where
you want to store it. This looks so delicious!! I just want to take a straw and have it as
a drink! Since presentation is important I decided
to decorate my nutella scrub jar with this orange bow. Ta-da now it looks even more irresistible. Use it to exfoliate your lips or make it as
a gift for your friend. If your lips are usually super dry like mine,
exfoliating will make a huge difference. Sugar grains will rub away all the dead skin
cells while coconut oil provides moisture, leaving your lips soft and smooth. Last but not least nutella will make sure
that the whole exfoliating experience is super enjoyable for you and your tummy! This scrub will keep your lips beautiful,
plus it will give you chance to have some delicious nutella in a sneaky way! What else is missing in our edible makeup
bag? Hmm… mascara of course! However this mascara won’t just make your
lashes pretty, but also healthy as it promotes growth. It’s like a mascara and lash serum
in one! To make it we will need some castor oil, which
is super effective for thickening and regrowing the hair or lashes. Pour it into a little pot. Some people use plain castor oil as a clear
mascara. When you apply the oil on the lashes, they
instantly look nicer and more voluminous. But I decided to add some color and today
I’m choosing black. Make sure to use food coloring in a powder
form so it can mix well with oil. Give it a good ol’ stir and our mascara is
pretty much done. Pour it into an old mascara tube or a plain
one that you can get on line. How insanely easy it was to make a legit mascara
that works great but also nourishes your lashes! Let’s test it out! Wow this looks amazing! Super natural, but still makes a huge difference! The mascara is so smooth and easy to apply,
so pampering for the lashes. You can even use the castor oil mascara on
your eyebrows if you want to promote growth! Although this mascara may not be tasty for
you to eat, it surely is tasty and nourishing to your lashes. I feel like skittles are one of the most popular
and beloved candies across the globe. In my DIY experiments video I showed that
the colored skittles coating melts in the warm water. Check it out – the water turns red. So my guess is – since saliva is kind of
like a warm water, the skittles should color up our lips too, right? Let’s try it and find out! To make a skittles lipstick you will need
4 skittles and some edible glue. Apply some edible glue on the skittle and
apply another little skittle on top. We’re basically building a skittle tower. You can use just one color of skittles for
your lipstick or make it rainbow-y like me. I chose orange, blue, yellow and lastly a
red one. To finish up simply place the skittles tower
into an empty lipstick container and you are done! I love how cool this lipstick looks! So different from the usual ones and so much
more delicious. I think it’s so awesome that when the skittles
are inside the tube, this literally looks like a normal lipstick. No one would’ve thought there’s actually yummy
skittles inside. And this makes it perfect for pranks! What a great DIY especially if you want to
enjoy some yummy candy in a sneaky way! Surprise! I just created a new Beep Beep channel where
I’ll be weekly compilations of my best DIYs, pranks and hacks. Make sure to subscribe because I’m already
running to upload my first video. OK, bye!

Nobody knows you better than you know yourself. So who better to make your beauty products than you?

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of your beauty

Nobody knows you better than you know yourself.
So who better to make your beauty products than you?

Utilize the chocolate in your pantry, buy a dozen beautiful roses, visit the produce department and save some of the beers from the weekend… all to make yourself more beautiful!

We have compiled a list of innovative DIY beauty products that you can make at home. They are as unique as they sound, and they work too! Are you ready to take matters into your own hands and try some of these all-natural, at-home skin and body treatments?


Moisturizing rosemary-lavender shower gel

The best days are those that start off clean. Start your morning with a unique homemade shower gel, made with essential oils and castile soap, and you’ll be fresh and energized all day.



Clay and lavender cuticle cream

Nail polish isn’t the only important part of a manicure. Care for your dry cuticles by using this simple clay and lavender cuticle cream. It’s handmade specifically for your hands!


Sweet and spicy sugar scrub

Sugar and spice make all skin nice. You can easily eliminate your yucky dead cells with this sweet and spicy homemade sugar scrub.

Learn how to make the scrub here >>


Aspirin and lemon juice acne paste

With just a few simple ingredients from the pantry, you can get rid of those unwanted skin blemishes. Avoid those expensive products from the dermatologist, and give these at-home acne treatments a try.

Get the full how-to here >>


Chocolate chip lip balm

Obsessed with chocolate? This lip balm may be your answer. This homemade lip balm will keep your lips soft, moist and totally kissable.


Rosewater toner

Sorry Shakespeare, but a rose by another name would probably not smell as sweet as this homemade toner. Wipe away excess oil while you clean and moisturize your face with just a few simple ingredients.

Learn how to make the toner here >>


Vodka fragrance

Skip the pricey perfume bottles from the store, and spend a little time making a homemade fragrance. Take control of how you smell by adding various essential oils to customize your distinct scent.

Get the full recipe here >>


Moisturizing shaving gel

Shaving is a must-do task that sometimes feels like a chore. Brighten up your shower time by making a simple and replenishing oil and aloe vera shaving gel.


Cornmeal and buttermilk facial scrub

Buttermilk and cornmeal aren’t just for cooking! They work on your skin, too. This exfoliating facial scrub is the perfect way to get rid of dead skin and even out your skin tone.


Beer face mask

Beer is good for more than just a good time… it can also help you avoid breakouts. Just mix a few simple ingredients together with some bubbly beer to improve your skin.

Learn how to make the mask here >>

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Make up is so much more than just a cosmetic product. It is that dash of kajal that makes you see the world in a new light, the red lipstick that makes even the most mundane days, interesting, and a splash of magic that makes the world so much prettier. Make-up is more than just a cosmetic. Make-up is art!

However, this splash of magic comes with more than just a splash of money. Most of our favourite cosmetic products cost us a bomb. But, what if we told you, you can now make all of those fancy products at home, without spending a dime? Yes, that’s true.

Here’s a list of some DIY beauty products that both your face and wallet would love:


  • Give beeswax a head start as it takes long to heat.
  • Melt beeswax in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.
  • After the second burst, add in the shea butter and oil.
  • Continue to melt in 20 second bursts until completely melted.
  • Pour into a mould of your choice.
  • Allow to cool for 1 hour or until completely opaque and hard.

And you are good to go!

2. Custom Colour Nail Polish


  • Decide what colour polish you want.
  • Crush your eye shadow to make a fine powder.
  • Make a funnel using a paper and pour in the powdered eye shadow.
  • Now, shake it thoroughly and add a small ball-bearing to the polish to help mix the colour if you have one.

Good to go!

3. Eye Makeup Remover


  • Take a bowl and add all the ingredients using a funnel.
  • Mix them thoroughly and store in an air-tight container.
  • Shake it well every time before use.
  • Pour a drop on a cotton swab to remove eye makeup.

And now you can clean your face with this magic liquid.

4. Pre-Shave Oil


  • Mix together and pour into a small glass jar.
  • Shake thoroughly.
  • To use, rub a small amount of oil on to your face (or legs), leave it on for about a minute.
  • Rinse the oil off very briefly before lathering and shaving.

And get ready to get skin which is smooth as silk.

5. Lip Scrub


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Add more or less of some ingredients to get the consistency that you like.
  • The sugar works to exfoliate dead or dry skin.
  • Apply the scrub to your lips and massage it for about 20 seconds or so.
  • Wipe off for instantly smoother lips!

And get ready to pamper your lips.

6. Dry Shampoo


  • Combine corn starch and cocoa in the following rations where each part consists of 1 tbsp:
  1. Blonde/light brown hair – 3:1 – 2:1
  2. Mid-brown – 1:1
  3. Dark brown/black: 1:2 – 1:3
  • Add powder to oily roots and rub in well.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes to absorb oil, and then brush oil powder to roots with a bristle brush.
  • Style hair as desired.

With this quick DIY recipe, it will always be a good hair day!

7. Coffee Under-Eye Cream


  • To Make Coffee Infused Oil:
  1. Coarsely ground 3 tablespoons of whole coffee beans.
  1. Combine it with 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil by weight.
  2. Low heat for about 15 minutes, then strain the oil using a coffee filter in a pinch.
  • Put shea and cocoa butter into a glass container.
  • Heat in the microwave until melted, then weigh out the coffee infused oil and the jojoba oil and stir into the melted butters.
  • Add the lavender essential oils and mix into the other ingredients.
  • Finally, add several drops of Vitamin E as desired and pour into your container of choice.

Is there anything better than coffee on your eyes? We think not.

8. Basic Tooth Powder


  • Add 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup of salt.
  • Add some ground cinnamon (about 1/2 tablespoon), but you could add some peppermint or spearmint essential oil for flavor instead (start with 2-4 drops and add more to taste)
  • To use, wet your toothbrush and dip it in tooth powder. If it tastes way too salty, add a bit more baking soda.
  • Brush as usual.
  • Store your tooth powder or toothpaste in an airtight container.

And thank us for that sparkling smile!

9. Cleansing Facial Wipes


  • Cut up an old clean T-shirt or towel into small squares. Set it aside.
  • Pour the melted coconut oil in a large bowl. Add essential oils and vitamin E or aloe, and stir to combine.
  • Add distilled water and mix again.
  • Lay your cut squares in the bowl to soak up the solution and then transfer to a jar of your choice to store.
  • Use like any other regular facial cleansing wipe.

Clean. Cleaner. Cleanest.

10. Zit Zapper


  • On the stove top, melt 1/8 cup of coconut oil.
  • Add in just a few drops of tea tree oil (no more than 5).
  • Mix to blend and then use an eye dropper to add the mixture into the lip balm tubes. It should only take a few minutes for the coconut oil to set up.
  • Store the tubes in the fridge so they don’t melt and use as needed as a homemade zit zapper spot targeting treatment.

And you’ll have an acne free face!

11. Thyme Toner


  • Sterilize your jar and fill it with astringent.
  • Place your thyme into the astringent and let it steep for a day or two in a cool dry place. When finished, it will be amber in colour.
  • Strain your liquid through the coffee filter and into the sterilized toner bottle.

And you have a brand new toner!

12. Beetroot Lip Stain


  • Put food colouring/beetroot powder in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin and mix them well together.
  • Pour it in a bottle and fill the rest with distilled water.

And you’ll have a perfect tint!

13. Skin Cream


  • Combine the water, drops of essential oil, and vitamin E oil in a liquid measuring cup. Set aside while you heat the other ingredients.
  • Combine the sweet almond oil, coconut oil and grated beeswax in a microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Transfer the oils to your blender and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • When the oils have cooled, turn on your blender at its highest speed. Slowly pour the water mixture into the center of the whirling oils.
  • Pour the cream into a jar for storage. Keep in a cool, dark location.

Your skin is going to thank you for this.

14. Rosewater


  • Sterilize a large jar.
  • Shred the rose petals into the jar by hand, pushing them down.
  • Use filtered water and fill up the jar to the top and heat the mixture.
  • Put the lid on and leave it until it cools.
  • Start pouring your rosewater using a coffee strainer.

Who thought you could make rosewater at home, right?

15. Deodorant


  • Combine baking soda and corn starch.
  • Slowly mix in coconut oil and tea tree oil with a fork or mixer.
  • Place in old deodorant stick.
  • Or just put it in a small glass or plastic jar and use your hand to apply.

Smell good, always!

16. Eye Liner


  • Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Be sure to store this in a dark and cool place. Use a clean brush to ensure you don’t introduce any bacteria to the mixture.

Never spend a bomb on that fancy eyeliner again.

17. Foundation


  • Gather your ingredients and a non-metallic bowl (bentonite clay should not come in contact with metal). The amount you use for each ingredient will depend on your skin complexion.
  • Mix all your foundation powder ingredients in the bowl, starting with the arrowroot as your base. Add each ingredient. Whisk together.
  • Test the colour by placing a small amount on your face (or arm) with your finger. It may take a little tweaking the first time to make the perfect shade for your complexion.

But once it’s done, you are going to love it.

18. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner


  • For normal to dry skin, mix 1/3 parts of vinegar to 2/3 parts of filtered water. Add a few drops (5-10 drops per 2 oz. of toner mixture) of lavender or frankincense oil.
  • For oily and acne-prone skin, mix 1/2 parts of vinegar and 1/2 parts of filtered water. Add a few drops of lavender or frankincense oil.
  • Store in a glass bottle at room temperature.
  • Use toner twice a day – first thing in the morning and right before bed.

Say hello to your new skin!

19. Stretch Mark Removal Lotion


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of raw sugar with few drops of almond oil and lemon juice.
  • Stir well and apply on stretch marks.
  • Massage into skin for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat daily before taking a shower for a month.

Keep at it and get rid of the marks.

20. Dandruff-Free Hair Lotion


  • Mix around 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and lemon.
  • Apply it to dry scalp and let it sit for five minutes.
  • Rinse with water but do not use shampoo.

Voila! Say goodbye to dandruff.

And, it’s time to conquer the world, ladies!

Design Credits: Utkarsh Tyagi

Paula Jones’ recipes have been featured by Saveur, Southern Living Magazine, CNN, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post. Find more recipes and stories from Paula on her personal food blog bell’alimento, and connect with her on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Did you know that you can make some of your favorite beauty products yourself? You can, and for pennies on what you’d pay for them at the store. Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry and/or garden—items like sugar, salt, oils, citrus, and herbs. Besides being budget-friendly, making beauty products at home means you control what goes in, so you know exactly what goes on your skin.

Now who’s ready to whip up lip balm, salt and sugar scrubs, face masks, and more? Here are a few DIY beauty recipes to get you started:

1. Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub: Refreshing and cool. The perfect at-home spa treatment to get your skin glowing.

2. Homemade Lip Balm: This is definitely something you want to make. Along with this recipe, you’ll find cute printable labels and where to find your own tubes and tins as well.

3. Lemon and Thyme Salt Scrub: This scrub will have your skin ready for date night in no time at all. Added bonus that you’ll smell luscious and lemony.

4. Ginger and Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub: Scrub a dub dub, you’re going to love this biweekly scrub. It’s like having a facial at home.

5. Moisturizing Orange Face Mask: This mask is great for adding moisture and radiance to your face. And if some accidentally gets on your lips, it’s okay to lick them. Truth.

6. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Throw away those cans, ladies (and gentlemen). This shaving cream is great for sensitive skin and smells like glorious herbs.

7. Homemade Lip Gloss: This recipe uses inexpensive ingredients that are easy to find. Slightly sweet and candy-flavored kisses, anyone?

8. Homemade Body Butter: This decadent body butter is made with both pure and essential oils. Your skin will thank you.

9. Brown Sugar Lip Scrub: Hey, sugar sugar. Two ingredients are all you need to be on your way to luscious lips.

10. Homemade Sugaring Wax: Wax on. Wax off. If you’re not a fan of going in for waxing, you might consider this at home version.

These Edible Skincare Products Are *So* Good For You, Inside And Out

Yesterday, I ate my new favorite face mask. That’s not as weird as it sounds — it was the just-launched Four Sigmatic Mushroom Face Mask and Tonic, designed specifically to be used inside (as a dietary supplement when stirred into a latte) and out (as a 15 minute mask). The product is the latest in a small-but-mighty selection of edible skincare products made with ingredients pure enough to eat. The trend gives multitasking a whole new meaning — and if the ever-blurring line between skincare and wellness is any indication, it’s one that’s only going to get bigger from here.

Those who favor all-natural skincare products are early adopters of this inner-meets-outer beauty movement. “It is now becoming more and more understood that skincare is treated both in and out — and sometimes by the same ingredients,” Priscilla Tsai, the founder of natural beauty brand Cocokind, tells The Zoe Report. “Consumers have become more educated and skeptical about the traditional ingredients in their skincare products, and this is forcing skincare brands to get inspired by real superfoods and natural ingredients for their formulations.” Cocokind is one of those brands — its Chlorophyll Mask is a hit with customers for two reasons: The blend of spirulina, wheatgrass powder, and chlorella powder detoxes skin and reduces inflammation on contact; and it can be mixed with water to help the body detoxify from within.


This whole “eat your skincare” thing isn’t a just a marketing ploy, either — derms and nutritionists agree that a handful of superfoods are equally effective both ways. “We know that vitamins applied topically can be beneficial to the skin,” Dr. Aanand Geria of Geria Dermatology tells The Zoe Report. “For instance, chlorella is a form of algae known for its antioxidant benefits as well as magnesium, iron, and zinc, which all fight inflammation.”

“Chlorella, a blue green algae, is rich in amino acids, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids,” Karin L. Hermoni, PhD, Head of Science and Nutrition at Lycored, adds in an email to TZR. “Ingesting these can help provide glowing skin.”

Adaptogens, the buzzy wellness supplements on everybody’s lips (and faces) right now, also deliver a one-two punch. “Our Mushroom Face Mask and Tonic is the first purifying face mask that doubles as an adaptogen tonic,” Tero Isokauppila, the company’s founder, tells The Zoe Report. Made with a mixture of mushroom extracts, cacao, herbal gotu kola, and activated charcoal (among other powders), the ingredient label reads more like my Whole Foods shopping list than anything else.

Four Sigmatic

“Charcoal binds to bacteria and dirt in your pores, bringing it up to the skin,” Dr. Geria explains; while nutrition expert Dr. Hermoni adds that it can “help detox the skin from the inside out, which can help with acne and impurities.” The other stars of Four Sigmatic’s tonic similarly boast double-duty benefits. Gotu kola has been scientifically proven to boost circulation from the inside and tighten and firm skin from the outside; and cacao has “high levels of antioxidants, soothing anti-inflammatory effects, and moisturizing omega-6-fatty acids,” according to Dr. Geria, and has even been shown to boost heart health and your mood, per Dr. Hermoni. (I’ve personally used the blend on my face and my pores felt positively purified afterwards; I’ve mixed it with water and coconut milk as a pre-bedtime tonic, too — and honestly love it both ways.)

Looking for a literal lit-from-within glow? Try a dose of ground pearl, as found in Moon Juice Pearl Powder. “Pearl calms redness when used as a mask,” Dr. Geria notes — and its particles refract light to make you look luminous. According to Dr. Hermoni, pearl has a high protein and mineral content that helps with cell regeneration and pollution protection when ingested. “Add a pinch to your moisturizer or brush directly onto skin before bed,” Moon Juice instructs on their site.

Moon Juice

The process of mixing and applying a dry mask has its own upsides, too. Since you can choose which binding substance to blend it with — water, face oil, yogurt, or honey (to name a few) — you can tailor it to your skin’s unique needs. “For example, if your skin is on the drier side, add more facial oils or coconut milk as your carrier,” Tsai says. “If you’re sensitive, you can make it a thinner mask by adding more water — we specifically left the mask as a powder to keep the ingredients list as minimal and suitable for sensitive skin as possible.” Honey makes for smooth, soft skin; and yogurt delivers a dose of barrier-boosting probiotics.

Of course, you can’t just ingest any natural face mask in your collection — only consume substances that are specifically designed to be taken orally. Cocokind Chlorophyll Mask and Four Sigmatic Mushroom Face Mask and Tonic both work well with plain old water (although the chlorophyll tastes better in cold water, and the mushroom tonic is best served hot); while Pearl Powder is the perfect addition to a morning smoothie or latte.

Ahead, discover the dual-action products about to take over your bathroom and kitchen #shelfies.

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When I first started looking at the ingredients in my food and skin care eight years ago, I quickly switched from commercial skin care products to “natural” products I could buy on Amazon or at Wholefoods. For the most part, I looked for products that scored well on the EWG’s skin deep database. But beyond the EWG scores, I didn’t question why the ingredients were in there. I figured that long list of ingredients was necessary.

Jingo Lewis, the co-founder of Neitra Body Botanicals, helped me understand that most skin care ingredients, even in natural and organic products, are just preservatives, emulsifiers, and fillers.

Why Is It In There?

I had never questioned the first ingredient in almost all my products. Water. I assumed water was necessary. It’s usually not. Some ingredients do need water to be effective, but it’s often just a filler used to make lotion feel like lotion and cream feel like cream. But what’s the purpose of moisturizers feeling creamy and shaving creams feeling foamy?

From an environmental standpoint, water makes the product need larger packaging than necessary, leading to more junk and wasted energy. The larger packaging requires additional shipping space as well. We all know that paper and plastic waste is a problem, but shipping all our stuff is an environmental issue in itself. Shipping emissions need to reach zero by 2050 if the world wants to hit the Paris Agreement goals according to The Shipping Industry Needs to Clean Up It’s Act by Grist.

Water may not seem like that big of a deal, but in a world full of unnecessary waste, we have to question everything. When I stopped expecting lotiony, foamy, and creamy textures I opened myself up to a whole new world of options.

The Other Ingredients

Another common additive is preservatives. We’re used to buying products that have no expiration dates, but it might be time to change our expectations. Most truly natural products can’t sit on a shelf for years waiting to be purchased and used. They have a shelf life of around 6 to 12 months. If I haven’t used a product within a year of purchase, it probably wasn’t that great to begin with.

Then there are emulsifiers. They keep the oil and water from separating. But if you’re using pure oils, there’s nothing to emulsify because there’s no water for the oil to separate from. Revolutionary, right? You’re welcome.

Let’s not forget about the artificial fragrances that are ubiquitous in most skin and cleaning products. Don’t get me started on air fresheners. Between the phthalates and other secret skin care ingredients that don’t need to be listed on the label, industrial fragrances remind me of second-hand smoke.

Last but not least, petroleum and industrial chemicals are the foundation for most traditional skin care and cleaning products. Ever wonder why it’s called Petroleum Jelly? Hint, it’s made from petroleum, sort of like British Petroleum (BP). These chemicals not only act as estrogen interrupters in the body but they also contaminate our water and fish.

The All Natural Skin Care Ingredients

Avoiding all that is easy when you zero in on the all natural ingredients that are working in your products. When you look at your favorite products, pick out the natural oils and essential oils. If it’s a natural product, the common name is usually in parenthesis. Once you figure out what you like, the raw ingredients are easy to find at most natural health food stores and Amazon of course. If you’re willing to experiment, search Sephora for skin care oils and serums and read the ingredients. Then cross reference those ingredients on Amazon. Boom. Buy the raw ingredients and skip the pricey brands and fillers.

I like argan oil

, borage oil, camellia seed oil, and squalane oil but the options are endless. I mix them with frankincense (a splurge, I know!) but that bottle lasts forever if you only add a few drops to a bottle of oil.

Buying just raw ingredients might seem crazy, but my conversations with Jingo made this click for me. I’ve always tried to buy and cook food with real ingredients that I recognize and can pronounce, thanks to books like Food Rules by Michael Pollan. Jingo showed me I need to look at skin care the same way. To focus on what’s clean and natural and to eliminate the preservatives, fillers, and artificial ingredients whenever possible, even when they are from natural brands.

Q & A with Jingo Lewis

Below is a snapshot of my conversation with Jingo, co-founder of Neitra Body Botanicals and an advocate for natural ingredients in skin care.

Rebecca: It took a while to get used to putting oil straight on my face, but now that I’m used to it I don’t see the point to using a face cream. Beyond your products, I like Neitra’s approach of “good enough to eat” because I recognize most of the ingredients. Rosehip oil, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, argan oil, jojoba oil and essential oils. The ingredients I didn’t recognize I quickly looked up.

Jingo: They truly are “good enough to eat” – and when you’re raising your awareness about what you put IN your body…the same applies to what you put ON your body. Your skin is a protective barrier, but it also absorbs things directly into your bloodstream. When you take a moment and really read the label of the products you’re using, you see there really isn’t anything beneficial in there.

Truly natural ingredients actually work with your body, they allow your skin to recalibrate and start working in ways you never knew they would. So instead of your body and skin being in reaction to the products you’re putting on it, your skin actually starts doing what it naturally wants to do!

Rebecca: Since we started this conversation I’ve started using more of the natural ingredients I already have at home and testing what works for me. Fractionated coconut oil plus witch hazel on a cotton ball to remove mascara. Jojoba oil to shave my legs. Borage oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil instead of lotion. Some recipes I got online, others I’ve experimented with myself. I still love my Mac lipstick and Maybelline mascara though. Some things don’t change.

Jingo: There is a layer of attachment to our products. Especially when related to women and how products make them feel about themselves. Unfortunately, a lot of that is tied to the external factors that are hyped and pushed by the media & celebrity endorsements and societal perceptions in general.

The layers go so deep it’s incredible – and a lot of people aren’t really even conscious about those connections. And don’t think it’s just women – we’re finding more and more men have these same attachments.

Rebecca: Absolutely. My husband is just as attached to his products as I am.

I think our idea of what beauty products are supposed to look and feel like have a lot to do with why we buy what we buy. Even though there is a lot of information out there about toxic ingredients in skin care, we’re used to products being in large containers and having creamy textures. It feels risky to try something different.

However, I’ve been shifting things in my life for a long time. Now that I’ve seen first hand that truly natural products can be just as effective as commercial products, and in my case more effective, I’m a believer.

Jingo: Once you start looking and learning you’ll see it’s pretty simple and so incredibly fascinating how all these “natural” things work together. And then it kinds of dawns on you, as if you make the connection and are reminded again – oh yeah, I’m a part of nature too!

Rebecca: Yes! I get that now. Thanks for sharing what you know Jingo. I appreciate it.

If you’re interested in trying Neitra, Jingo is giving all EarthyB readers a 20% discount on Neitra Body Botanicals. Use coupon code EarthyB at checkout.

Readers: Tell me what you think. What are your favorite skin care ingredients? What do they do for you?

Rebecca B. Kimber

I write about circular economy products and clean living. Today our economy is linear. We buy products and then we throw them away. In a circular economy, everything stays inside a loop, and nothing is wasted. This requires a systemic change, but we need conscious consumers like you to help it along. This is where I come in. I introduce to you the products that are better for us and the planet. I hope you’ll join me on this journey. I’m an affiliate so if you buy a product you find here, I may receive a commission at no cost to you. Summary Article Name Almost Edible, All Natural Skin Care Description All natural skin care ingredients are just as effective as toxic alternatives. Take a look at what’s working in your own lotions and creams. What are all those ingredients? Are they just fillers and preservatives? Author Rebecca Kimber Publisher Name EarthyB.com



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