dōTERRA Mother’s Day DIY Series Day 2
We live in a world full of chemicals and most women don’t realize that they are putting it on their face daily as their foundation. How do you know if your foundation is toxic?? The easiest way to figure it out is to look at the ingredient list. If it’s not on the actual bottle (often it’s on the box that it comes in and not on the actual foundation), look up your product online and find the ingredient list there. Here are a few common toxic ingredients to look for in foundation:
4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and/or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
6. Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (aka, Vitamin A)
I love that there are now several awesome resources out there that we can use to figure out where our products sit on the scale of safe or not. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) has an amazing source on their site called the Skin Deep Database that you can search for products and get a super fast answer! Not every product in the world is in there, but there are a lot.
Another great resource is the Think Dirty app which I have on my phone so I can quickly search a product if I need to! Again, it doesn’t have every thing, but you can find most big brands.
Negative Effects Of Toxic Foundation
Unless you instantly get a rash or breakout, it’s sometimes hard to know how and if our makeup, foundation or skincare products are actually affecting us. Why? Because the majority of it is happening internally and we usually don’t know until much later.
Hormone & Endocrine Disruptors
Some toxic ingredients can mimic estrogen in our bodies, causing our delicate hormonal balance to get thrown off. When our hormones aren’t balanced, a whole slew of weird symptoms can happen. Things like oily skin, brain fog, breakouts, dry flaky skin, fatigue, and so many more. All those weird mystery symptoms that leave doctors scratching their heads can often be the result of too many toxins and endocrine disruptors floating around in our body.
Reproductive & Fertility Issues
If our hormones are out of whack, it can lead to bigger issues. Infertility, trouble getting and staying pregnant, painful periods, irregular periods—things that none of us want to deal with. Another great reason to switch your products if you’re trying to get pregnant or thinking about it in the next few years.
Save Money and Save Your Health by Making Your Own Foundation!
It’s time to get down with DIY and on trend with eco beauty! I have a Naturally Inspired Foundation DIY just for you…and your mom
For the base:
1 cup of arrowroot powder
2-4 drops Tea Tree essential oil
Add one or a combination of:
Bronze mica powder
1. Start with a base of arrowroot powder in a small bowl. Add Tea Tree essential oil and mix until combined.
2. Slowly add in one powder or a combination of the options until you reach your desired tone.
NOTE: This can vary from 1 tsp. for light skin and 1 tbsp. for dark skin.
TIP: If you want more of a compact foundation rather than a powder, you can add some Fractionated Coconut Oil to the mixture and press it into a compact. Start with 5 drops and continue adding until reaches your desired texture.
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** Vitamin A from natural food sources. Your body will only use what it needs.
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Are you attracted to the idea of taking better care of yourself and feeling empowered with natural solutions at your fingertips at home? I am sure you have been hearing people talking about essential oils and maybe you have considered incorporating them into your own life but:
*You don’t know where to start
*You don’t know which ones to use
*You don’t know how to use them
Sound like you? Or maybe you already use essential oils but you are looking for a therapeutic grade of essential oils to tackle your family’s health concerns. Either way, I am here to help you! Steps to get started:
- Click on this link for a free e-book
- Watch my intro to Essential Oil Video
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I’d love to welcome you to my community of active essential oil members and to personally guide you on your journey. I offer optional phone consultations to go over your oils and how to use them for your needs. Or we can chat over email if you prefer. Either way, I want to help empower you to use your oils confidently and effectively!
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