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What Is Organic Makeup?

Organic makeup can be just as effective as cosmetically created
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Have you ever thought of how life-changing it can be to use organic makeup instead of traditional ones for your cosmetics? It is a relief for your skin and nature as well. This article will explain more about organic cosmetics and the use of natural ingredients found in your everyday life to form makeup products, including a few DIY recipes.

Organic makeup is free from any synthetic or harmful chemical ingredients, pesticides, preservatives, and waxes, so there is less chance of causing skin irritation or clogging of the pores.

Benefits of Using Organic Makeup:

  • As it is made of natural ingredients, our skin heals and repairs itself.
  • Besides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it can also contain natural exfoliating enzymes, AHAs and BHAs.
  • Using organic makeup is also considered less allergenic for the skin, as they do not contain any synthetic ingredients.
  • It is made of cruelty-free products; thus, they are eco-friendly and good for our planet.

5 Best Organic Makeup Brands

Organic makeup has come a long way in recent years. Where it used to be hard to find organic makeup, especially ones that worked effectively, that seems to be changing now. More and more beauty brands are becoming aware of their environmental responsibility as well as customers changing needs. As more clients start demanding a natural approach to beauty, organic makeup brands have appeared on the scene with some fantastic natural products.

Here is our list of the top five organic makeup brands to follow:


At Ilia you can get some amazing multi-use makeup sticks and serum foundations. Their products come in sustainable and eco-friendly packaging. Their products are also cruelty free and vegan-friendly.

RMS Beauty

RMS Beauty specializes in natural concealers and highlighters. Their products also come in recyclable and reusable packaging and they have cruelty-free and nano-free products available.

100% Pure

This brand has products that cover your entire skincare and makeup routine, which makes them a great one-stop option. Some of our favorite products include their fruit-pigmented lip and cheek stains.

Juice Beauty

Juice beauty also produces certified organic makeup products. Their most popular products are their tinted moisturizers. They also source all their ingredients locally, and use solar and wind power to operate. Their products are also vegan and cruelty-free.


Kosas is aiming to completely change the cosmetic industry with their natural formulation of organic makeup. Some of their best products include their cream blush and highlighter duos, lipsticks and lipglosses. Their products are all cruelty-free and vegan friendly.

DIY Recipes

Essential Oils

Due to their properties, they are widely used in forming organic makeup. Remember that essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin but mixed into a carrier oil, common oils like olive oil, almond, jojoba, or grapeseed oil.

Lavender Essential Oil

  • Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial
  • Balancing, soothing and healing

Chamomile Essential Oil

  • A plant extract
  • Antibacterial, antifungal, soothing, and calming
  • 2 types- Roman chamomile and German chamomile

Rose Essential Oil

  • Moisturising, healing, anti-inflammatory
  • Stimulates blood circulation

Other Common Ingredients Often Used in Organic Makeup

We will be continuing with some superfoods, which are divine for your skin – containing excellent nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. They are also commonly used for making organic makeup products.

Oats, lemon, papaya and pineapple, avocado, cucumbers, pomegranate, banana, honey, eggs, natural yogurt, green tea, cocoa are the small part of the list of organic superfoods used for skincare products. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and can be beneficial for the skin.Diy Recipes for Organic Makeup and Cosmetics to Make at Home

Brightening Lemon and Honey Cleanser

As we all know, the role of cleanser in makeup routine is essential. This cleanser is brilliant for all skin types; it will nourish and hydrate the skin with honey. The lemon will have an antiseptic action and brighten the skin, and the yogurt will make for a perfect base for the cleanser while slightly exfoliating the skin with the use of that lactic acid.


● 1 tbsp organic honey

● Juice of half a lemon

● 1 tbsp yogurt


Mix these three ingredients and apply them to the face and neck in circular motions on the skin for about two minutes. Remove with warm, not hot, water and cotton pads.

Green Tea and Basil Toner

This recipe is perfect for those prone to acne. The basil acts as an antiseptic that helps to clear acne-causing bacteria and improves circulation to the skin. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that will help repair the skin, and it is also soothing, so it will help calm the skin or any redness or inflammation.


● 3 tbsp dried basil leaves

● 3 tbsp green tea

● 1 cup boiling water


Crush up the dried basil leaves and green tea and mix them into a cup of boiling water. Once the mixture cools, strain out the leaves. Put into a bottle and spray onto the skin or use a cotton pad to apply on the face.

Lip Balm

Keep those lips nourished and hydrated with this yummy cocoa lip balm, which will help you to nourish and soften the lips.


● 1 tbsp coconut oil

● 1 tbsp cocoa butter

● 1 tbsp beeswax

● 1 tsp cacao powder

● 2-3 drops of your desired essential oil


Mix ingredients and place them into lip balm containers, allowing them to sit for 6 hours.

After Sun

Forgot to reapply your sunscreen? Enjoy this wonderful nourishing recipe to replace moisture in the skin. This will also help repair the damage caused to the skin by the harmful UV rays of the sun.


● 2 cups of raw oats

● 1 cup whole milk or water

● 1 tbsp honey


Mix these recipes and soak the affected area by applying a cool towel saturated with this mixture or soaking in a bathtub with this mixture added to the bathwater.


It is possible and beneficial to replace commercial beauty products with organic ones for makeup. Moreover, we can even make some of them ourselves at home. However, if you don’t want or don’t have time to make those items at home, you can still buy beauty products labeled as organic and respectively made with natural ingredients. But don’t forget to always look at the lifespan of organic makeup products, as they are not as long as other shelf products, so you need to choose the size adequately.

Extra Tips on Understanding Cosmetic Labeling:


  • If a product is sealed as USDA Organic Label, this product has undergone the process to be deemed organic. At least 95% of the ingredients in that product are organic; the remaining 5% of those products must be unattainable in organic form.
  • Products that say ‘made with organic ingredients’ contain at least 70% organic ingredients, but they will not have a USDA Organic seal.
  • Currently, federal regulations do not include things like skincare and cosmetics, and as a result, many skin and body care companies are certified under the USDA/NOP standards.
  • Always check with the regulating authorities in your country about the most recent laws regarding the certification of organic products.

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