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Are You Putting Carcinogens on Your Face? Class Teaches You Make Your Own Makeup

New Leaf Community Market Feb. 12 workshop teaches how to make your own body care products.

Are You Putting Carcinogens on Your Face? Class Teaches You Make Your Own Makeup

Are you unintentionally putting toxic chemicals into your body?  Look at the ingredients label on your facial cleanser -- can you pronounce any of the words on that list? What does BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) even mean?  

The encyclopedia defines it as an antioxidant created by two organic compounds; however, the U.S. National Institutes of Health recognizes BHA as a carcinogen after experimenting with animals.  BHA is one of the thousands of dangerous chemicals that are found in cosmetics and even food!

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday New Leaf Community Market is hosting a workshop entitled, “Love Your Body”  given by Talya Lutzker, a certified ayurvedic practitioner and nutritionist who will help you avoid the chemical laden skin care products by making your own. The ingredients used are wholesome and some are even edible!  

This workshop will supply all the materials needed to make various skin care products including face creams and body oils.  Registration fee is $45 (pre-registration required).  To register, please visit www.newleaf.com or call 426-1306 x 0. 

Remember, she says, skin is the largest organ in the human body.  Many of us do not realize what we rub onto our skin can penetrate its surface.  So stop dumping toxins into your blood stream and learn how to care for your body without the cancerous lotions that are on the market.



Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 32 ounces

  • 1 pound sea salt (from the bulk bin is fine)
  • 8 ounces carrier oil
  • 25 drops essential oil or essential oil blend
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients well.
  • The end result will yield a pasty consistency like wet sand.

How To Use Your Salt Scrub:

  • Apply in the direction of feet, up to your heart. Hands to arms, going towards  your heart - Following the lymphatic system’s natural upward flow that dumps toxins into the Bloodstream for release.
  • Scrub vigorously to stimulate lymph & blood circulation.
  • Skin should turn “Pink.” When the skin turns pink in one area, move on and up the body.
  • Rinse with water only. Do not use soap after scrubbing.
  • Pat skin dry with a towel & rub excess oil into your skin.
  • Recommended Use: 2 – 4x/week

(Recipe and photo provided by Talya Lutzker)

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