Most of the time, attempting to protect my child from chemicals that could alter her hormones, blunt her ability to learn, and make her susceptible to cancer is a big fat drag. And then, sometimes, it's pretty fun! My daughter Hazel has kindly agreed to demonstrate just how fun and simple it is to make lip gloss at home using easy-to-find natural ingredients. Turns out you don't need phthalates, lead, or any other toxic chemicals to produce a great tub of gloss.
If only there was a way to use beeswax, almond oil, and a touch of lemon extract to make everything else Hazel comes into contact with. The reality is, my daughter lives in a world where jumpy castles and juice boxes are riddled with lead, friendship bracelets are crafted with cadmium, and the family couch is stuffed with formaldehyde. All of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems; yet they continue to proliferate. No amount of DIY savvy canRead More »from Making Non-Toxic Lip Gloss is Easy, but We Need Your Help with the Rest!