Looking for a unique gift idea this holiday season? Think outside of the common gift box and give the gift of healthy beauty. The best thing about this healthy beauty gift item is that it is not only from you, but it is also made by you. Sevananda Natural Foods Market recently hosted a Beauty Lab event demonstrating a simple recipe to make non-toxic lipstick. You’ll be appreciated for giving this gift of non-toxic lipstick for more than one reason.
A 2007 study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that more than 50 per cent of popular lipstick brands tested contained lead. Exposure to lead has been linked to hazardous health issues including cancer. It is estimated that the average woman eats four to nine pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a ban on lead-containing paint and on toys and furniture 1977. This action was taken to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children who may ingest paint chips or peelings.
With such dire statistics, giving a gift such as a non-toxic lipstick takes on a deeper meaning. This healthy beauty gift idea is a must for any special lady in your life. Roll up your sleeves and whip up this simple recipe to give this extra special gift.
Make this easy do it yourself lipstick with just a few inexpensive ingredients. The main ingredient is half of a Crayola crayon in the color of your choice. Crayola crayons are made from non-toxic pigments and paraffin wax. They have been tested for safety. The remaining ingredients include a half teaspoon of castor oil and a half teaspoon of shea butter. These oils can be purchased at a health food store such as Sevananda Natural Foods Market.
Place ingredients in a double boiler over medium-high heat. Stir ingredients as they melt. Remove from heat once it is completely melted. Spoon liquid into a small container. Work fast because the liquid will quickly harden as it cools off. Place container into the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes. The final result will be a safe, non-toxic lipstick that is highly pigmented and long-lasting.
Contact Sevananda Natural Foods Market at 404-681-2831 for information about upcoming Beauty Lab events.
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