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Make your own natural makeup

Worried about all the chemicals that go into conventional makeup? Here’s how to make your own all-natural, all-organic cosmetics at home

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11 Oct 2016 | 04:13 pm

Toner

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Ingredients: • 1 part raw, organic apple cider vinegar • 2 parts mineral water • mint-leaf sprigs

Method: Add mint to the water, then bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool completely, before mixing with the vinegar.

Mascara

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Ingredients: • 1 tsp aloe vera gel • 1 tsp vitamin E oil • 1 tsp activated charcoal 


Method: Use equal amounts of each ingredient and simply mix together. Store in an airtight container.

Eyeliner

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Ingredients: • 1 teaspoon coconut oil • 1 teaspoon raw, organic Shea butter • ½ teaspoon activated charcoal

Method: Simply mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Cleanser

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Ingredients

Cleanser for dry skin: • 10% castor oil • 90% sunflower seed oil

Cleanser for balanced skin: • 20% castor oil • 80% sunflower seed oil

Method: Simply mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Face powder

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Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons uncoated non-nano and non-micronized zinc oxide (optional) • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder • 1 teaspoon gold mica dust • 1 teaspoon natural clay powder • 1 teaspoon of organic, raw cocoa powder

Method: Mix the powders together. The zinc oxide is not crucial but it does give better coverage.

Exfoliator

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Ingredients: • ½ cup organic sugar • ½ cup organic honey • 1 tablespoon organic coconut or olive oil • (1 drop of organic essential oil - optional)

Method: Blend the ingredients together, adding your favourite essential oil if you’d like to make it fragrant, and store in an airtight jar.

Bronzer

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Ingredients: • Arrowroot powder • Cocoa powder • Cinnamon

Method: Mix equal parts of each powder together and try to resist the temptation to taste it as it smells delicious!

Blusher

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Ingredients: • ½ teaspoon arrowroot powder • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder • ½ teaspoon hibiscus flower powder

Method: Mix equal parts of each powder together.

Moisturiser

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Ingredients: • ½ cup organic cold pressed olive oil • ½ cup of organic, virgin coconut oil • ¼ cup organic beeswax pellets • (Optional 10 drops organic essential oils)

Method: Place the ingredients bar the essential oils in a heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl in a pan of water and bring to the boil so that ingredients melt. Once melted, empty hot water and place jug in cold water so the mixture cools down more quickly. Leave to set, then add essential oils if you wish and whisk mixture up until a thick creamy texture using a fork or an electric whisk. Make sure to whisk any grainy parts.

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