I keep reading on a daily basis about all the cancer causing chemicals that are in all the products we use on a daily basis.
Here is what www.lesstoxicguide.ca has to say about face powders.
We read all the time about the items and chemicals to avoid. Here is a great info graphic.
For pennies, seriously pennies, I make my own face powder now. Here is another huge advantage, skin color/tone changes from summer to winter, change the color by adding more ingredients! This was the only way that I could do this and be certain of the content!
You can really use almost any spice you have on hand. Personally as I am putting it on my face, I purchased new bulk spices from Lakewinds CoOp. I would avoid cinnamon because it can be irritating to skin. Here are some common oils with colors to choose.
Hint: You can use a coffee grinder to make your own powders from dried herbs!
- Clove - darker brown with some reds
- Cocoa Powder - medium to dark brown
- Ginger - yellow tones
- Nutmeg - medium to light brown
- Sage - green tones
- Melaleuca Tea Tree)
- German Chamomile
Oils Good For Skin Health, Wrinkles, Lines (Source: Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils - by Connie and Alan Higley)