Posted on October 27 2016
The festivities are upon us with Halloween around the corner and for some of us, Halloween might be a night filled with costume parties, indulging in sweets, firework displays and playing pranks. But wouldn't it be great if we had an organic outlook towards these activities this year? Here's a couple of exciting organic tricks and treats that we would like to share with you in order to make your Halloween more natural and innovative this year!
D.I.Y. Organic face paint recipes
Why not make your own face paint instead of buying face paint? Not all face painting products are ideal for all skin types, as some face paints contain harsh toxic chemicals that can be irritable.
Natural face paint is made with a base of organic jojoba oil, free from animal ingredients, artificial dyes, preservatives and fragrances so it is kind to sensitive skin. In order to gain your desired face paint colour, choose a fruit or vegetable of your preferred choice to extract the natural colour. For example, you can use strawberries or raspberries to gain the colour red to create the effect of blood!
The benefit of using fruit and vegetable pigmented face paint is that it does not contain any toxic ingredients and only includes natural oil. While it may seem easy to just buy face paint instead of making your own, it is certainly beneficial to be cautious when applying products onto the skin. We also suggest using fruit and vegetable instead of artificial food colouring, as artificial food colouring is harmful to your health and is best avoided, which is why natural products are the best option. Be creative and try mixing different fruits and vegetable to gain a mixture of colours and tones!
Although there are a variety of costumes available in stores, these costumes come with a downside, as the majority of these mass produced costumes contain a high percentage of processed chemicals and unwanted toxins which can be harmful to your health. Why not completely avoid these costumes and create your own costume yourself, by getting creative and opting for a handmade outfit. Be sure to root through your wardrobe for some clothes you hardly wear and recycle them into a costume! Aim to use eco friendly materials, such as organic cotton and wool to keep you comfortable all night whilst still staying in character. Use your imagination to create a more sustainable costume, because anything goes for Halloween!
Have a safe and spooky Halloween!