Monday, October 29, 2012


Need a quick mask? Try this recipe for face paint for Halloween and wow your trick or treaters...or surprise your mate with body paint for a fun evening. What's stopping you? I found this from Mommy Potamus.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon refined white flour (yes I had to go buy some!) plus extra for dusting the face so that it is not ooey gooey
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • Natural food coloring (can usually be found at a well-stocked health food store)

  1. Mix flour and cornstarch/arrowroot together in a small bowl.
  2. Add honey and water.
  3. Divide mixture into several cups, then add a few drops of food coloring to each cup until it has reached the color intensity you desire.
  4. Paint your design (have fun and smile!), then wait for it to set. 
  5. This should take 15-30 minutes. 
  6. Once set, take a makeup brush and dust a little white flour over your face to create a matte finish. 
  7. This is optional – we didn’t do it – but I did test it to make sure it would prevent smearing in little ones who are likely to touch their faces.

A Few Notes . . .
My “blue” from India Tree was really more of a green. I could never get a true blue out of it. Also, for dark brown/black mix a smidge of all the colors together and added a little activated charcoal. It’s very non-toxic (you can actually find capsules of it in the supplement aisle because it’s used for detoxing.)
Some colors (like yellow and pink) many not show up well without white base makeup. To whip up your own, mix non-tosic lotion with a little non-nano zinc, or buy some organic diaper cream at the store that contains non-nano zinc. (Wondering what the heck non-nano zinc is? This article may help). Wait until the mixture dries before applying other paints.
 * Read this article, it's worth it.
Source: Mommy Potamus in it's entirety 

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