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Yes please Frosty...any advice on cosmetics is a help.  My skin has been looking so much better and I want to keep helping it.  I got testers of Dr. D's stuff free with my last order and I looooooove his stuff.  Not sure I can afford it.  I'm on the fence there as they really do make my makeup sit nice.
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I have extremely sensitive skin and makeup always made me itch and break out.  Low and behold, many makeups contain gluten ingredients.  When I started using mineral makeup, I had read about B Minerals causing itching and searched for another alternative.  The two that I have used are "Everyday Minerals" and "Monave".  Both are excellent....Everday Minerals are all gluten free and Monave tells you exactly which products "still" contain gluten (they are working towards all their products being gluten free).  I like Monave because they have a liquid makeup that is really nice and contains shea butter...VERY moisturizing.  

I have found the key to any good makeup application to be your moisturizer.  My favorite product is 100% Pure Organic Healing Moisturizing Balm.  If you tend towards dry skin, this stuff is FABULOUS!!!  I will caution that it will seem "too" greasy when you first put it on, but it totally absorbs.  I just keep gently rubbing my face (like a little facial massage!) until it is absorbed.  The moisture lasts all day...it's amazing stuff.  The ingredients are all natural and "certified" organic (not many products are actually certified.) (www.100PercentPure.com)  

I've never heard of airbrushing....haha...I guess I'm not quite the makeup enthusiast, huh???  But it sounds really interesting and I'm going to check it out!


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So how do you make your own makeup for the airbrush????


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If you use a liquid makeup you can put it directly into the airbrush and spray it on.  If your liquid makeup is thick and creamy you may have to dilute it down with some distilled water or a dispersal solution  A good antibacterial dispersal solution is witch hazel and glycerin.  You can use that to dilute down accordingly also.

I only put about 10 drops of makeup into the airbrush and it more than does my face and decollete.  


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Gram flour also know as Chana flour.  It is ground chick peas.


If it's ground chick peas, look for garbanzo bean flour. You can find it in health food stores and some supermarkets. Bob's Red Mill makes it.


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If you use a liquid makeup you can put it directly into the airbrush and spray it on.  If your liquid makeup is thick and creamy you may have to dilute it down with some distilled water or a dispersal solution  A good antibacterial dispersal solution is witch hazel and glycerin.  You can use that to dilute down accordingly also.

I only put about 10 drops of makeup into the airbrush and it more than does my face and decollete.  


You mean like vegetable glycerin??  So I would use a 50:50 combo of glycerin and witch hazel and mix it with the makeup??  The liquid makeup I use right now is thick due to it having shea butter in it.  But I also do use a mineral makeup powder sometimes...can I make that into a liquid the same way??

Also....have you tried Dinair's makeup line.  I didn't see anywhere on their site where they had an ingredient list and was wondering how good their stuff is.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for the info!!  I haven't decided to buy an airbrush yet, but am considering all my options as I would love a cleaner look.


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Well, I just got a list of ingredients from Dinair's line and they are loaded with parabens, talc and stuff that I know would irritate my face.  So that's an out...

I'm totally curious, for those who make their own makeup...how do you do it?


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Reviving this thread as I recently became interested in 'safe' 'organic' cosmetics and skincare again, after pretty much giving up since allot of the lines contain allot of essential oils which I have heard are photosensitising for facial skin...

I am interested again since finding this site for Gourmet Body Treats - http://gourmetbodytreats.com

Has anyone used there products? They have extensive ranges of make-up & skin/haircare...
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Eight Chemicals In Skin & Hair Care Products You Should Never Use

Listed below are the 8 chemicals on the ""most wanted" list -- the 8 chemicals we most want to see OFF labels of skin and hair care products.

Avoid these harmful, toxic chemicals.

1. Propylene Glycol

This is a cheap, synthetic petrochemical used as a emulsifying base in creams and lotions to make the skin look smooth, but ultimately it ages the skin faster. The Material Saftey Data Sheet tells you to avoid skin contact with it because it's a skin irritant!  It can denature the skin's protein, leading to poor, saggy skin.  It can be absorbed through your skin and potentially cause allergic reactions, and liver and kidney damage.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

This harsh, caustic detergent is used because it's cheap and sudses well. It's used as an engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner but you'll also find it in shampoo, soap, facial cleanser, etc. Research shows that SLS has a degenerative effect on the cell membranes and denatures protein such as in hair or skin.  This can damage skin or hair, leading to aged skin and poor hair.  SLS can corrode hair follicles and inhibit hair growth, contributing to hair loss.  SLS has the potential to cause cataracts (through skin absorption, even without direct eye contact). SLS can denature the protein of the eyes and delay the healing time of the eyes.  From skin contact, SLS can be absorbed into your circulation and concentrate in your organs, such as your heart, liver or brain. This is potentially dangerous since SLS is a mutagen, capable of changing the information in the genetic material of our cell and organs.

3. Mineral Oil

This cheap, petroleum-based oil clogs the skin’s pores and enlarges them, leading to poor, saggy skin. It decreases the ability of the skin cells to exchange nutrients and waste products. Those allergic to petroleum products may develop skin irritations.

4. Fragrance

When the word "fragrance," is listed on a label, it means a synthetic fragrance made in a test tube from any of over 200 synthetic chemicals. These ""chemicals, which can bio-accumulate in your organs, can cause many symptoms, such as headaches, lung problems, skin irritation, dizziness, memory impairment, rash, and more. They are very cheap, toxic imitations of real herbal scents.

5. Parabens (Propyl, Methyl, Butyl, or Ethyl)

These cheap preservatives are used to inhibit microbial growth in skin care or hair products even though they are known to be highly toxic. They have caused many allergic reactions and skin reactions.

6. Imidazolidinyl and Diazolidinyl Urea

These are the most commonly used preservatives after the parabens. They are an established cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology) and release formaldehyde (a toxic chemical).

7. Synthetic Colors

Synthetic colors are used in a skin cream or shampoo to make it colorful. Avoid them at all costs, along with hair dyes (with the exception of some henna products). They can cause allergy, skin and nerve problems. Synthetic colors are labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a number and color.

8. Triethanolamine (TEA)

Often used in the base of a product and to adjust the pH. TEA causes allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and can be toxic if absorbed into the body over time.


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That is a good list Chloe.

Fragrance or parfum can be used on labels in a variety of ways I found out - there is a preservative called Naticide that is a trademarked product, and they instruct users to list it as fragrance/parfum when labelling.

Makes you wonder!
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I have not purchased it yet but the Cindy Joseph product line 'Boom' looks promising. All natural and she has video tutorials...you'll recognize her face : she's was a make up artist who was spotted on the street for her lovely hair that she stopped dyeing and asked to consider a modelling career which she did.  
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Quoted from Chloe
Eight Chemicals In Skin & Hair Care Products You Should Never Use

Listed below are the 8 chemicals on the ""most wanted" list -- the 8 chemicals we most want to see OFF labels of skin and hair care products.

Avoid these harmful, toxic chemicals.

1. Propylene Glycol

This is a cheap, synthetic petrochemical used as a emulsifying base in creams and lotions to make the skin look smooth, but ultimately it ages the skin faster. The Material Saftey Data Sheet tells you to avoid skin contact with it because it's a skin irritant!  It can denature the skin's protein, leading to poor, saggy skin.  It can be absorbed through your skin and potentially cause allergic reactions, and liver and kidney damage.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

This harsh, caustic detergent is used because it's cheap and sudses well. It's used as an engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner but you'll also find it in shampoo, soap, facial cleanser, etc. Research shows that SLS has a degenerative effect on the cell membranes and denatures protein such as in hair or skin.  This can damage skin or hair, leading to aged skin and poor hair.  SLS can corrode hair follicles and inhibit hair growth, contributing to hair loss.  SLS has the potential to cause cataracts (through skin absorption, even without direct eye contact). SLS can denature the protein of the eyes and delay the healing time of the eyes.  From skin contact, SLS can be absorbed into your circulation and concentrate in your organs, such as your heart, liver or brain. This is potentially dangerous since SLS is a mutagen, capable of changing the information in the genetic material of our cell and organs.

3. Mineral Oil

This cheap, petroleum-based oil clogs the skin’s pores and enlarges them, leading to poor, saggy skin. It decreases the ability of the skin cells to exchange nutrients and waste products. Those allergic to petroleum products may develop skin irritations.

4. Fragrance

When the word "fragrance," is listed on a label, it means a synthetic fragrance made in a test tube from any of over 200 synthetic chemicals. These ""chemicals, which can bio-accumulate in your organs, can cause many symptoms, such as headaches, lung problems, skin irritation, dizziness, memory impairment, rash, and more. They are very cheap, toxic imitations of real herbal scents.

5. Parabens (Propyl, Methyl, Butyl, or Ethyl)

These cheap preservatives are used to inhibit microbial growth in skin care or hair products even though they are known to be highly toxic. They have caused many allergic reactions and skin reactions.

6. Imidazolidinyl and Diazolidinyl Urea

These are the most commonly used preservatives after the parabens. They are an established cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology) and release formaldehyde (a toxic chemical).

7. Synthetic Colors

Synthetic colors are used in a skin cream or shampoo to make it colorful. Avoid them at all costs, along with hair dyes (with the exception of some henna products). They can cause allergy, skin and nerve problems. Synthetic colors are labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a number and color.

8. Triethanolamine (TEA)

Often used in the base of a product and to adjust the pH. TEA causes allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and can be toxic if absorbed into the body over time.


THIS IS AWESOME. THANK YOU. NOW I AM WONDERING WHICH PRODUCTS DO NOT HAVE ALL THIS STUFF. I LOOKED IN ULTA, ONLINE ORGANIC/ HERBAL STORES, BUT THEY ALL HAVE 1 OR 2 OF THESE ABOVE COMPONENTS. I DESPERATELY NEED TO UNDO THE DAMAGE I HAVE DONE TO MYSELF IN THE PAST 12 YRS.
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I used to have gorgeous, thick hair.  As I got older, it got thinner and thinner but I had so much it didn't concern me until about 3 years ago when it was falling out in droves and looked terrible unless I pulled in into a ponytail.

At that time, I realized that the body care products I was using need to be replaced with healthier alternatives.

I started using Key's Mangrove Shampoo https://www.keys-soap.com/ostore/product.php?productid=219 and, almost immediately, the hair loss stopped.  It took three years for new hair to grow but now my hair is thick again.  It's not as full as when I was younger but it's at least twice as thick as when I started using this product.  It's not organic but there are only  4 ingredients:



The next 'issue' I addressed was my dry itchy skin.  Even immediately after a shower and slathering myself with moisturizer, it was burning and it itched all day long.

It took a while to find a solution but here's what works for me:


I buy the moisturizer in bulk when they put it on special (some flavors are on special now but I prefer the unscented medicinal version) and have some in every bathroom.  When I wash dishes, I slather some on before putting on the dish washing gloves and let the heat from the water give me a mini-hand treatment.  

TRFW also sells my favorite lip balm.  It smells so good you do have to make sure you don't eat it off your lips: http://www.therawfoodworld.com.....rraw&x=0&y=0

Make-up.

I wear very little makeup during the week but I do like to glam it up a bit when we go out.  I'm unable to wear mascara -- I have never found one that doesn't irritate my eyes -- but I CAN wear false lashes.  Not the ultra-thick strips that look really fake, the individually applied ones.  They're made from real hair and the adhesive is latex.  They take me about 20 minute to apply and look very natural.  Once they're on I totally forget about them, they are so comfortable, and I can wear them for 7-10 days before I need to re-do them.

I use the eye makeup and mineral blush made Jane Iredale.  Jane Iredale is more forthcoming about their ingredients.  Most of their products are rated as 2 or less on the SkinDeep database.  

Airbrushing has interested me for years but I didn't think it was compatible with toxin-free products.  I'll have to look into 'making my own' per Frosty's instructions.  

Great thread...


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