|DIY Natural Organic Cosmetics and Make-up|
Infographic from FIX.com
According to the EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, are toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system.
Personal care products include soap, body wash, lotion, shampoo, hair conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, lip balm, sunscreen, body lotion, shaving products and cosmetics (make-up).
Daily Exposure to Harmful Chemicals
According to the available data and surveys, it is estimated that the average U.S. woman uses 9-12 personal care products a day and is exposed to between approximately 126-128 different ingredients or chemicals.
Cosmetic products are designed to penetrate the skin. Thus, chemicals, which are a major component of these products, get absorbed into the body and build up in human tissue, organs and fat cells over time.
Every day, hundreds of millions of people in the world needlessly expose themselves to harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals by using personal care products and potentially increasing their risk for cancer and chronic disease.
Reducing Chemical Exposure
In response to consumer demand, some cosmetic and personal care companies are beginning to formulate products with fewer chemicals. And there are truly toxin-free brands now available. You can also make your own personal natural cosmetics and make-up using ingredients like organic coconut oil, baking soda,aloe vera, activated charcoal, and beet, spirulina, nutmeg and cacao powder.
This infographic briefly describes give cosmetic chemicals with known side effects. The infographic also has simple, easy recipes for DIY deodorant / antiperspirant, DIY eye shadow and face powder, and DIY mascara and eye liner.
Infographic source and to learn more, please visit Saving Face with Organic Makeup - DIY Cosmetics Solutions That are More than Skin-Deep by FIX.com.
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