Staying as natural as possible is what we like to talk about here on Live Lighter. For instance, I recently learned that coconut oil and lavender oil can be a great mosquito repellent (although you have to reapply it often for it to work). If you like where this is going, then keep reading for today’s guest post on natural beauty treatment options by blogger, Dixie Somers.
If you’re a green girl trying to save the planet and look fabulous at the same time, it can be tough to find beauty products that won’t harm the environment either in the making of the product or disposing of it. A lot of products are harmful to the environment, however the toxins and chemicals they include aren’t the best for your body either. If you want to stay beautiful and keep the planet safe, here are a few products that will help you to do both at the same time:
Soft AND Healthy Skin
Many moisturizers contain a chemical called BHA that is harmful to fish and wildlife, and BHA can cause allergies and possibly even cancer in humans. Plain yogurt and honey can moisturize your skin without hurting anyone, and honey can help reduce acne. Make a mask by evenly combining yogurt and honey in a mixture big enough to coat your face, and let the mask sit for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Not only will you be helping the wildlife, but you’ll be putting all-natural ingredients on your face—sparing yourself from harmful chemicals.
Easy On The Eyes (And Skin)
Organic Wear Duo Eyeshadow gives you two colors without exposing your eyes to any harmful materials. Those with sensitive skin or eyes can use this shadow to look great without worrying about irritation. There are several choices for colors depending on your preference and eye color, and it’s 100% organic!
Heavy Duty Organic Products
Chemicals make their way from showers and sinks to large bodies of water, but this pollution is something many people guiltily encourage. It is okay to admit that products with chemicals can be stronger and produce more results, but there are some natural treatments that are tough enough for serious skin problems. Juice Beauty products like the Blemish Clearing Serum use ingredients like Vitamin C and fruit acid to get results, and organic solutions for wrinkles, oily skin, spots, sun protection and more are available.
Parabens found in cosmetics can interfere with hormones, so swap them for the power of plants with the Zea Mays Blush by Korres. The blush uses licorice and other plants to create a luminous powder that will not clog pores. It can be tough to find natural cosmetics, but Korres has a full makeup and skincare line that helps you avoid harmful ingredients.
No Bleaching Necessary
Before loading a tray of bleach into your mouth to whiten your teeth, try this gentle peppermint toothpaste from Jason. This paste includes natural ingredients that are good for you and omits toxins that you don’t want to be spitting down the sink. According to a Blackfalds dentist of the Parkland Mall Dental Centre, bamboo powder whitens teeth, aloe soothes the mouth, peppermint freshens breath, and grapefruit stops bacteria. This toothpaste includes all of these friendly ingredients that not only clean your teeth, but that leave your smile more sparkly than it was before.
Sweet Scents Without Harm
Parfums enhance fragrances but hurt marine life and may cause asthma, so make your own odor remover by mixing equal parts baking soda and cornstarch with an essential oil like lemon. Scoop this into a decorative bag and keep it in your car, or sprinkle some into running shoes to remove pungent scents.
You can embrace green living without sacrificing your beauty by using all natural products that still get the job done, and don’t harm the planet in the process. If you’re a green girl trying to make it in this world, all you need to do is keep your eyes out for organic and non-toxic beauty products. These products are out there, you just need to find which ones work for you and then you’ll be sitting pretty and helping the planet at the same time.
About the Author
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer from Arizona. You can find her on Google+.
What natural beauty products (or concoctions) have you tried that work and you like?