Make Your Own Non-Plastic Glitter with Salt, Food Coloring and Aloe

August 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm




This all-natural, food-based DIY glitter doesn’t pollute the ocean or harm sea life

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com




Scientists and environmentalists recently called for a ban on glitter, the latest microplastic found to be polluting the ocean.

Little did most of us know those tiny, shiny metallic specks are made of aluminum and a plastic called PET. When PET breaks down it releases chemicals that disrupt hormones in animals and humans and are linked with various cancers and neurological diseases.

This might sound like terrible news for glitter lovers young and old, but never fear, a crafty writer for TreeHugger.com has come up with a recipe for environmentally friendly body glitter.

All you need is epsom salt, all-natural food coloring and organic aloe vera gel.

It’s so easy a kindergartener could do it!

Just put a pile of salt into several bowls, add food coloring until desired color is achieved, stir, and let them dry overnight.

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com

The next day mix the bowls all together for rainbow glitter, slather on aloe vera gel wherever you want the glitter to stick to your body, and rub it on.

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com