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Homemade Organic Foundation Powder

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Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot Powder
  • Cacao Powder

It is difficult to find makeup with no chemicals in it even when its labeled “all natural”, the ingredients often consist of harmful substances.┬áDid you know that┬áthe European Union has banned more than 1,000 ingredients from use in cosmetics while the FDA has banned ten?

Add more cacao for a bronzing effect. This foundation is for light coverage and will not cover any major blemishes.

This can also be used for under your eyes to avoid raccoon eye from mascara/eyeliner.

 

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Natural DIY Eyeliner

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Activated Charcoal and Jojoba Oil Eyeliner

Ingredients:

  • Activated Charcoal
  • Jojoba Oil (a few drops)
  • Water (optional)

Directions:

  • With a thin brush, dip brush into mix and apply to eyes.
  • Clean brush after to avoid buildup with Coconut oil (or Olive, Avocado etc.)
  • You have the option of adding water or adding more Jojoba oil depending on what texture you like. I ended up adding more Jojoba oil to my mix. This eyeliner is great for blending in a smokey eye.

A few people asked me if Activated Charcoal was safe to put on your eyes. I think they heard the word “Charcoal” and immediately thought of Charcoal from a fire. Charcoal and activated charcoal are different. Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion and skincare products

I got this into my eyes because I did not dilute the charcoal enough with jojoba oil. I had the same reaction (tearing) as if I got a store bought mascara/eyeliner into my eye. To avoid this, make sure you have enough jojoba oil or water mixed in the the charcoal on your brush where it the charcoal powder is not loose.