4 Scary Reasons to Make Your Own Skincare Products

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The Sleeping Naked is Green segment, Make Your Own Cosmetics & Skincare Products, sparked a frightening discussion on the HUGE topic of toxins in our cosmetic and beauty products. Here are just a FEW good reasons to make your own beauty products or be VERY careful when buying them!

  1. Average woman uses 12 personal care products daily (Average man uses 6 personal care products daily)
  3. The Average woman exposes herself to over 167 chemicals on her body and face during her daily beauty regimine!
  4. Over 80,000 chemicals used in personal care products in the US ONLY 200 OF THEM ARE TESTED FOR SAFETY!

Hear more scary stuff AND a couple of ideas and solutions too - by clicking here to hear this 5-minute segment.

OR go to our post for this show and get a couple of DIY, natural recipes for lotion and lip balm.

Green Diva Lisa’s Take Two segment offered a lot more great ideas for holiday gift giving and how to keep it green, thoughtful and charitable.

Our feature interview guest was Jessica Arinella, producer of What You Can Do TV & Web series. They are now being aired on a few of our larger NY/Tri-State PBS stations – yea! Please visit their amazing website to learn what you can do to help create a better world in just 60 seconds.

We also announced the winner of last week’s Eco Friendly Printer KNOW YOUR GREEN Quiz - Daniela Graca, who won a $100 gift certificate to the Eco Friendly Printer! Please go to our facebook page and see this week’s quiz to win a FREE membership to Zipcar for a YEAR!

As always, please visit our website for LOTS of relevant links & resources from the show – Green Divas website.

Hope you’ll listen to this broadcast!

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla4 years ago

I just use olive oil, or sometimes castor oil depending on what I need.
No body lotions or any other product.
Try olive oil for removing makeup, for dry skin.....

Wen Ping
Lea Thng4 years ago


Tiffany Caler
Past Member 4 years ago

Ever wonder why men have such amazing eyelashes and seem to get better looking with age, rather than older? They don't expose themselves to all the chemicals and crap that we do!! I'm starting to look for more natural alternatives for make-up and cleansers.

Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

It's like making your own food rather than buying pre-prepared - cheaper, fresher, and without the crap!

Rose Becke4 years ago

Thank you for this

New G.
W. C.4 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Paul S.
Paul S.4 years ago

Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I am much pleased to read this information about skincare. These reasons are really considerable.
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Joe Shults
Joe Shults4 years ago


Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony4 years ago


Lara Kinast
Lara Kinast4 years ago

Hmm, in a day I use soap, toothpaste, floss... and sometimes shampoo. Maybe I will teach myself how to make all of these. :)