Red Earth Paint
From Virginia Boone, creator of Medicine for the People:
"Natural beauty comes from inside us and all around us. It comes from being who we are. It can be seen and felt in everything. It is with inspiration drawn from the beauty of our people's traditions & culture that I chose this product to make.
The red in this organic makeup comes from Chiih, a naturally occurring red Earth pigment. Chiih is a word that comes from the Navajo language. Our people use the red pigment in traditional ways. My grandmother used to wear it as a sunblock when she was herding sheep. It is also used by Pow Wow dances as a face paint and for protection from bad way people. This natural paint is best used as a blush or rouge."