Your child may need cosmetics during dance recitals, school plays or just for fun. Be sure that the products your child uses are safe, non-irritating and free of chemicals. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, personal care products are the least-regulated products on the market, with no testing requirements. Create your own children’s cosmetics at home, and invite your child to help you. Making the recipes is half the fun. Find natural cosmetic ingredients at retail health food stores or online.
Things You'll Need
Melt 1/4 cup beeswax over low heat.
Remove from the heat and add 1/4 cup castor oil.
Stir in 2 tablespoons sesame oil.
Carefully mix in drops of beet juice until you reach the color you need.
Dissolve 1 teaspoon of unflavored, unsweetened gelatin in 1 cup of warm water.
Children may object to the odor of the gelatin, so try adding 3 or 4 drops of essential oil such as orange or peppermint. When using essential oil, reduce the amount of gelatin to 1/4 teaspoon.
Chocolate Bubble Bath
Begin with 1 cup of unscented bubble bath.
Add 1/2 cup powdered milk and 1/3 cup cocoa powder.
Mix until well blended.
Choose the appropriate paint color from all natural food coloring.
Measure 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter.
Blend 3 or 4 drops of natural food coloring into the cocoa butter.
Glitter Face and Body Gel
Choose all-natural aloe vera gel.
Add fine glitter to aloe vera gel.
Apply to the face, shoulders or arms. Do not use around the eyes or mouth.
References and ResourcesThe Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: DIY Recipes
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