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. Don’t believe me? Have you ever heard of a lidocaine cream, motion sickness patch or a nicotine patch? They work by passing a medicine through the skin and entering the blood stream to cause a given effect. It’s science, people! The skin is a powerful organ which has the ability to begin absorbing anything applied to it in about 26 seconds.
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 began using the Environment Working Group’s product guide (The Skin Deep Database) a few years ago to look at the toxic load of my store bought beauty products. It blew my mind! I thought I was being safe when I purchased products that claimed to be green or all natural, but I found that some of them were only a little better than their chemical loaded counterparts!!
In the United States, the cosmetic industry is a 50 billion dollar industry that is sadly 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 it’s 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 great video to find out more about why you should be concerned with what’s in your beauty products!
That’s why I’m so excited to be hosting this Natural Beauty Giveaway with some fabulous bloggers to help you on your chemical free journey! One fabulous person will receive the following in their Beauty box!
- 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 most about this giveaway is that you can make so many things with these ingredients! Almost all of my DIY beauty products use these ingredients so it creates a really fabulous foundation for countless more DIYs. Here are just a few of the things you can do with this Natural Beauty Giveaway:
- Deep Conditioning Hot Oil Hair Treatment
- Coconut Lavender Lip Balm
- Salt Scrub
- Bath Salts
- Oil Pulling
- Solid Perfume
- Body Butter
- Lotion Bars
- The Oil Cleansing Method
- Makeup Remover
- DIY Toothpaste
- Add lavender to your mascara to lengthen and thicken your lashes
- Mix lavender and Jojoba 1:1 and apply to acne to shrink it away
Here Are Some Uses for the Prize Other Than Beauty
This prize is valued at over $120!
To Enter this contest:
(1) Answer the Mandatory Skill Question
(2) Follow each blogger on Facebook
(3) Subscribe to the Newsletters for bonus entries
This Giveaway is sponsored by these amazing bloggers! Please visit their websites for more chances to win!
We would also like to invite you to our live DIY Beauty Event on Facebook which will happen on Sept 29th at 3pm. You will learn about DIY recipes, hear testimonials about how natural products have been used, and learn more about which essential oils can be used for skin care.
If you can’t make it to the Beauty Event, you can check back within the group for another week to look at the information. Go to the Beauty Event Facebook Page to join!