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Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
...that not only is zinc oxide powder good for sunscreen and diaper rash but also you have the ability to your own make up with it? I know, right? Here I have been cleaning my house out of unwanted chemicals from foods, cleaning products, and skin care yet I was still using chemically laden make up that my body was absorbing! There is another way! Here are a couple of the recipes that I absolutely love and use, just remember to adjust to your own needs and it's best to use products that are unrefined, organic and non GMO :)
Here is a smooth finish foundation with sunscreen by Jessica Healey:
*Ingredients (makes about 5oz):
-1.5 oz Almond oil or any unrefined, raw organic carrier oil of your choice
-1 oz of shea butter
-0.5 oz cocoa butter
-0.5 oz of beeswax
-1/8th vitamin E
-0.5 oz Sky Organics Zinc Oxide
*Tools: double boiler, kitchen scale, whisk and container for finished product.
*Make: Using your scale and the tare function, measure and combine the first five ingredients into the glass bowl into your double-boiler. DO NOT add the zinc oxide, cocoa powder, or cinnamon!
Completely melt the first five ingredients, stirring occasionally with your whisk. Remove from heat and allow time to cool a bit (a few minutes…and wipe excess moisture off the outside of your bowl, too). Place your bowl back on the scale, hit tare, and add in spoonfuls of zinc oxide until you get to .5oz. This gives you approximately a 20 SPF coverage (as it’s approximately 10% of the total weight…read more about sunscreen here). Whisk to completely combine.
Add 1/8t cinnamon; whisk to combine.
Add cocoa powder a little at a time and whisk to get to the color you need…
1/2T cocoa powder is a light foundation
1/2T plus 1t is a medium foundation
1/2T plus 2t is a medium-dark foundation
Simply start with 1/2T of cocoa powder, whisk to combine, check on your wrist for a color match, and add more cocoa powder (1/2t at a time) until you reach your perfect color
Pour into your selected container and allow to cool.
How about a blush from Humblebee and Me:
Homemade All Natural Blush
6 tsp zinc oxide
1 ½ tsp sericite mica1 tsp silk powder
½ tsp magnesium stearate
2 tsp red clay
1/4 tsp jojoba oil
5 drops vitamin E oil
¾ tsp red oxide (work up to it!)
Mix together the first five ingredients in a metal bowl. Pass through a fine sieve into another bowl, pressing through with the back of a spoon to break up the clumps. Pass back and forth, pressing and smashing until you don’t notice white streaks anymore as you mash the mixture through the sieve.
Add the oils, stir, and then press through the sieve, passing back and forth until the mixture is uniform again.
Begin adding the oxide, 1/8th of a teaspoon at a time, passing back and forth through the sieve after each addition. Test the mixture between each addition (brush some onto your cheek or inner arm with a blush brush for a realistic test) to check the colour. 3/4 of a teaspoon ended up being right for me, but it might not be for you.
Would I recommend this to a friend or a fellow future purchaser? Yes, definitely.
Would I buy this product again? Yes.
Please feel free to ask any questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you!