Sunday, September 14, 2014

Why Make Homemade Beauty Products and a Giveaway

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!!

Natural Beauty Box #Giveaway #DIYBEAUTY #beauty

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!

I've been making my own beauty products for a few years and my skin has never looked better! My skin care concerns are virtually gone! My skin is looking more youthful and I am constantly being told that I like like I'm 25 years old (I'm in my 30's). Honestly, I look better today than I did when I was younger! Why? Chemicals strip skin and force it to behave a certain way, while natural beauty products nourish the skin and let it function like it was intended!

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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 Beauty Box!
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • 5 ml bottle of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Beeswax
  • Shea Butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Epsom Salt
  • Homemade Mommy's Beauty Essential E-book
  • 1 Salve Jar
  • 6 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:
This prize is valued at over $120 and it's such a steal! I really can't tell you guys how much natural beauty products have changed my life so I am thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to you!

To Enter this contest:
(1) Answer the Mandatory Skill Question
(2) Subscribe to the blogger's Newsletter
(3) Follow each blogger on Facebook or Pinterest 

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This Giveaway is sponsored by these amazing bloggers! Please visit their websites for more chances to win!

2 Moms Naturals
Cheerfully Imperfect
Creating Contentment
Juicy Green Mom
Keep The Beet
Lindsay Dahl
Living Surrendered 
Naturally Persnickety Mom
Sizzling Mess

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Sherri Griffin
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