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Halloween – Green Your Facepaint

The Oregon Environmental Council recently came out with an article to help consumers make safe choices when using Halloween makeup this year. See their great ideas below.

Risa Buck in Ashland recently reminded us to let folks know when “good guys” make safe alternatives. So instead of recounting the horrors of toxics in Halloween makeup, here are some safer alternatives!

A recent study found toxic heavy metals in Halloween makeup products. But a few companies show that, with a little care, they can offer makeup free of lead or other toxic contaminants.

Alima Pure: This Oregon-based cosmetics company committed to safer formulas doesn’t make Halloween products, but has great suggestions for how to use their everyday products in creative ways.

Terra Firma: This Washington-based cosmetics company makes Halloween makeup in addition to everyday cosmetics. They signed a compact to make safer cosmetics that go beyond U.S. regulations.

Wee Can Too: Face paint in powder form made from fruit and vegetable powders. Just add water!

What OEC staff use: We don’t endorse the products above because we haven’t tried or tested them. But OEC did try home-made recipes, mixing lotion with colors made from berries, beets and spices. The result: fun to make, with color a bit milder than professional products.

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