A recent news article released a discovery by some researchers that there are ingredients in moisturizers that cause cancer in mice. Naturally, this caused some worry among the public since it was just another thing in our world that can give us cancer, when it really shouldn’t (see potato chips).
Moisturizers are used to make us look beautiful, not give us cancer, so there were obviously a lot of moisturizer companies citing that this was only a study on mice and that there is no danger from their products.
However, one of the biggest reasons to go green is to do things yourself, and thankfully you can make a great moisturizer all by yourself, without going too deep into your bank account. To make a moisturizer, you need the following ingredients:
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- One tablespoon of coconut oil
- One tablespoon of vegetable oil
- Two tablespoons of mashed strawberries
When you have these ingredients, mix together the olive oil, coconut oil and vegetable oil in a small bowl. Make sure they are well-blended before proceeding with putting the strawberries into the bowl. Once everything is mixed together nicely, you put the moisturizer into a covered jar. You can use it at this point but it is better to let it sit in the fridge for a day or two. The entire mixture will keep in the fridge for weeks, which gives you plenty of time to use it as you see fit.
You have to protect yourself and your body from the world of cancer-causing ingredients. It is for this reason that my wife and I have decided to go green as much as possible, because we want to be healthy and safe. As part of Our Green Year, we make our own butter, body wash, shampoo, bread, pop, and now, moisturizer. When something like moisturizer is as easy to make as the recipe that was listed above, then it is important for everyone to green. Why use a product that has ingredients you cannot even pronounce, when you can make your own moisturizer from ingredients you know are organic and safe. You owe your body at least that much.