Artificial face paints have high levels of nickel and chromium which is harmful and cause damage to the skin.
Making your own paint from scratch with edible items such as beets,blueberrries,marigold flowers or day lilies, roots and tree bark, can be fun and safe.Natural raw materials are ground and made to a paste to make the dye.Clay of different hues is also used.
Though most of the ingredients are skin-safe it is allways wise to ensure that you are not alergic to anything in the recipe.
To make food color,
Boil water for each color desired,add only enough water to cover the materials,( red and blue berries contain moisture, needing no additional water) pour over vegetables, fruit,tree bark or flowers and let it sit for at least 2 to 3 hours.
Strain colored water and add drop by drop to the recipe paste bellow.
Face Paint recipe can be prepared by mixing 2 parts of Botanical Blend Face Powder(kaolinpowder,rice powder, arrowroot powder,comfrey root powder,mica and beet powder) with 1 part Jk Organic butter or jKOptimal Cream. Mix a paste and add drop by drop of desired color.
For easier option use:2tbsp.thick organic lotion,3tbsp.cornstarch and few drops of
prepackaged food coloring.
This face paint made with herbs and minerals heals,calms and will make your skin feel great.