Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day 118 of our Green Year: Making Our Own Moisturizer

Recently, I read an article that stated some moisturizers, when tested on mice, caused cancer. Naturally this caused some worry for Layla and I because a moisturizer is supposed to make your skin feel nice, not give you cancer. However, as we have learned in Our Green Year, there are a lot of things that cause cancer, and most of them seem to be finding their way into our products.

As a result, Layla and I will be making our own moisturizer because then we will know exactly what goes into the moisturizer and we don`t have to worry that something which is supposed to be nice for us, actually being bad for us.

All you do to make your own moisturizer is take the following ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil
  • One tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Two tablespoons of mashed strawberries
Mix together the olive, coconut and vegetable oils in a small bowl, then stir in the strawberries. Put it all into a covered jar and stick it in the refrigerator. It will keep here for weeks, giving you ample time to use it all.

That is all it takes to have nice skin, from a moisturizer that is cancer-free.