I’m very excited to be hosting this DIY Natural Beauty Giveaway with some fabulous fellow bloggers to help you on your chemical free journey!
There is a saying, “What goes ON you, goes IN you”. Many people don’t realize that our lotions, moisturizers, serums, and other beauty products will interact with the skin and can enter into the blood stream. This absorption of chemicals from beauty products is why I believe that it’s so important to know exactly what I am putting on my body and on my family. I have a list of ingredients to avoid in beauty products here. The Environment Working Group’s product guide (The Skin Deep Database) is also a great resource for store bought beauty products (though they don’t have some Canadian products rated). Many products that claim to be green or all natural are examples of “greenwashing” and are no better than their chemical loaded counterparts.
In the United States and Canada, the cosmetic industry is basically self-regulated. The Campaign of Safe Cosmetics states that, “Under the current law, the FDA can’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments, and can’t even require product recalls”. In fact, thousands of ingredients which are commonly used in the US Markets are banned within other countries! I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to be part of an industry that is not required to prove its safety. If you want to read more about how our laws aren’t protecting the consumer, then please read this great article The Ugly Truth about Chemicals Used in Cosmetics by Lindsay Dahl.
Watch this video (The Story of Cosmetics) to find out more about why you should be concerned with what’s in your beauty products!
- Organic Coconut Oil
- 5 ml bottle of Lavender Essential Oil
- Shea Butter
- Jojoba Oil
- Epsom Salt
- Homemade Mommy’s Beauty Essential E-book
- Salve Jar
- Small Jars
What I love about this giveaway is that you can make so many things with these ingredients! Here are just a few of the things you can do with this Natural Beauty Giveaway:
This GIVEAWAY is sponsored by me and these amazing bloggers! Please visit their websites for more chances to win. ***This Giveaway has ended.***