Kiss of Death - Page 2
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is calling on the FDA to require cosmetics manufacturers to reduce lead to the lowest achievable levels.
But no one knows how long it will take for the FDA to roll out regulations and how long before cosmetic companies comply.
Should women stop wearing lipstick? No. Here's an empowering suggestion: make your own.
There are now many books on how to make your own cosmetic products. "Natural Beauty Recipe Book: How to make your own organic cosmetics and beauty products" by Gill Farner-Halls; "Organic body care recipes" by Stephanie L. Tourles; "Natural beauty at home" by Janice Cox; "Return to Beauty: Old world recipes for great radiant skin" by Narine Nikogosian; "Ecobeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Family" by Lauren Cox, and many more.
It takes time to create homemade cosmetics, but anything worth doing in life takes time. What could be more worthwhile than taking care of our bodies and our health?
As with doing anything in life, it's always difficult to begin; it's analogous to learning how to ride a bike. We are bound to fall off a few times, but then, the more we practice, the easier, faster, and more painless it gets.
Making our own cosmetic products also allows us to have peace of mind knowing exactly what's in it. It's also cheaper because natural compounds like honey, cocoa butter, henna, bees wax, are really cheap, and a little goes a very long way.
Making your own would also allow you to customize a color palette and a spectrum of fragrance to your own liking, and whatever you make could become great gift ideas when packaged creatively.