Natural Cosmetics DIY

Do you have sensitive skin that doesn’t get along well with makeup? There are many cosmetics on the market that contain harsh chemicals and toxins that can harm your skin and jump-start the aging process.

Your foundation that masks all of those pesky blemishes and your mascara that serves wonders to your lashes can be a godsend to your self-confidence. However, it is important to consider what you are putting on your skin because, unfortunately, your pores absorb everything that you put on them.

Store-bought Cosmetic Ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration approves cosmetics differently than drugs, biologics, and medical devices. As of right now, the FDA does not require makeup companies to perform safety tests. The current law states that, other than color additives, cosmetic products and ingredients do not have to have premarket approval by the FDA. In fact, cosmetics are not FDA approved, but they are FDA regulated.

This means that cosmetic companies can mask harmful ingredients with deceptive titles such as “fragrance”. It also means that they can list the products in plain sight on a cosmetic label without any clarification of what the ingredient or chemical actually does to the body.

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Do you know what your favorite beauty products are really made out of?

For example, polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) is a chemical that is found in many personal care products. This chemical has been banned in multiple countries due to evidence-based studies that prove it is carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic. It also affects the reproductive system.

Just by reading polyaminopropyl biguanide on a cosmetic label, a consumer would not know the harmful effects of this chemical and the potential problems that it can cause.

So, why are we putting these harmful chemicals on our faces to be absorbed into our body? Making the switch to homemade and natural cosmetics can be intimidating. However, the results can be life-changing and incredibly beneficial to your skin.  

Ingredients For Natural Cosmetics

Below are some of the natural ingredients that will be used in the cosmetics in this article. These ingredients can be switched out if you are allergic to some of them or if your skin is too sensitive to use some of these ingredients.

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Most of these ingredients can be found at your local market

Natural Cosmetic Recipes


This easy-to-make, creamy foundation by Scratch Mommy gives the perfect smooth face finish, it is nontoxic and healthy. Plus, it contains sunscreen! Score!

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This natural foundation can be used to cover up acne and other blemishes


The almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and Vitamin E are all combined over a double boiler to create the base of the foundation. Zinc oxide is then added to create approximately a level 10 SPF coverage because it is 10 percent of the total foundation weight. The cinnamon and cocoa powder is added at the end to create the shade to match your skin tone. Jess from Scratch Mommy breaks down exactly how much of each to add in order to find your perfect shade.



Mascaras should make your lashes fuller, darker and leave them with plenty of life and dimension! This all-natural mascara by A Blossoming Life does just that without the use of harmful chemicals. Plus, it is incredibly simple to make. Just combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan to create the mascara base and then add the activated charcoal to give the mascara its black color. When the mascara is done, place the mixture in a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off to squeeze it into a mascara tube. Amy from A Blossoming Life will tell you exactly how much of each ingredient to use for her natural mascara recipe!

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Put the mascara in an empty mascara tube to easily store it


  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Bee’s wax
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Activated Charcoal



Are you a smokey eye fanatic? Well, now you can get that same smokey eye look using all-natural ingredients! This eyeshadow recipe from Thank Your Body provides you with plenty of color options to match every look and event. Get creative with different ingredients to create the perfect colors and shades that your heart desires.


  • Arrowroot powder
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Dried beet powder
  • Turmeric
  • Allspice

The arrowroot powder is used as the eyeshadow base. Cocoa powder, nutmeg, dried beet powder, turmeric and allspice are then added to create different color combinations. Thank Your Body explains exactly how much of each ingredient to create a pale pink, mauve, light brown and golden brown color. Shea butter is added at the end to help the eyeshadow adhere to the eyelids and add a moisturizing touch.

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Use the beetroot powder to make a pinkish eyeshadow


For all of the lipstick queens out there, you can make your own lipstick using all-natural ingredients to create the perfect and healthy pout. Do you ever get lipstick on your teeth? Feel better about having lipstick on your teeth that is made of natural ingredients as opposed to harmful toxins. Wellness Mama created an amazing lipstick recipe that can be altered to create colors and hues to match every outfit and occasion. Plus, it is both moisturizing and protective.


  • Beeswax pastilles
  • Shea butter or cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Beet powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Essential oil

To make this natural lipstick, beeswax pastilles, shea butter/cocoa butter, and coconut oil is combined in a glass jar and placed in a pot of boiling water. Once the mixture has melted, beet powder, cocoa powder, and turmeric can be added to create the exact hue you want. Katie from Wellness Mama explains exactly how much of each ingredient should be added to create red, nude/brown and purple. She also explains how to create a matte lipstick using bentonite clay and how to add essential oils to create lipstick scents.

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Have you ever wanted a natural purple lipstick? Well, now you can have it!


What Natural Cosmetic Recipes Are You Going To Try Today?

Don’t just try one, try them all! They will leave your skin happy and healthy. Avoid drugstore cosmetics and expensive department store cosmetics and swap them out with natural and homemade cosmetics. This way, you know exactly what is going on your skin, and you can sleep better at night knowing that your foundation is not going to cause you cancer.

Think of making the switch to natural cosmetics as a fun DIY project! Grab your girlfriends, a bottle of wine and some snacks, and start your journey to healthy makeup! Your skin will thank you later.

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