Our world has become a very toxic place to live in.  From the food we eat to the soap we use in the shower, we are getting hit on all fronts with thousands of chemicals, electrosmog, and other pollutants on a daily basis.  The cumulative effect can manifest in our bodies as a general feeling of chronic malaise and gradually build up to much more serious health concerns.

Throughout the Earth Element portion of my Elements Series, I will be putting out challenges to help make you aware of some areas where we can mitigate our exposure to environmental toxins.  Hopefully, by the end of the series you will begin to feel some relief from the symptoms many of us experience from being walking waste dumps.

Challenge #1 – Clean up your makeup! 

I would like to start with cosmetics, because they are a completely optional source of toxic intake.  Yes, makeup is fun.  Our appearance is one of the ways that we are able to really get creative with our self-expression, and I would never want to take that away from someone.  Luckily, more and more cosmetics companies are popping up that offer safer alternatives than traditional brands.  So, for our first challenge, take some time to evaluate what you currently have in your makeup bag using the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.  Ditch the most dangerous cosmetics you currently have and locate better options using the directions below:

Makeup can be expensive, so if you find that you have a lot to clean up, I suggest replacing a few products at a time, starting with the most hazardous, heavily, and frequently used items.  For example, if the foundation you use every day scores higher in the red zone than a moderately scored eyeliner you use only when you go out on Friday nights, replace the foundation first.  You cover more of your skin with the foundation on a more regular basis than an eyeliner you only use on date nights.

You may choose to give up certain cosmetics altogether or pick at least one day at week when you go totally au naturel.  Even taking an occasional break from makeup can help reduce your exposure to toxins.  It can even become your new beautiful form of self-expression!

Stay tuned for more challenges!  And remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly videos and more spiritual crazy for the solitary witch!


“EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database” and “EWG Verified” are the intellectual property of the Environmental Working Group, which is not affiliated with Mara on Fire.

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