I've always been interested in making my own potions, that's probably why I ended up a chemical engineer! Younger, I played at my grandma's mixing flour with stones and toothpaste (she always shammed to eat it, best grandma ever :) ).
I never found a cosmetic that suited my skin, it's very dry with rosacea diagnosed when I was 20. I started to train myself to natural cosmetics a couple years ago and using these + reducing my shower water temperature down a few degrees has helped me so much. My redness has reduced significantly and my skin is the softest ever. In true honesty, I'm not paid to say that, I only wish someone would have told me before. I would have spare me a lot of money, time and a lot of chemicals on my skin.
A few tips for you...
- The first thing to remember is that your skin is an organ, just like your kidney or stomach. Everything you put on it is "eaten" by it.
- Your skin is just as unique as you are. Something could fit your friend's skin, but not yours. You'll have to choose your main ingredients according to you skin's condition (I've written a guide about which oils and hydrosols to use - read here)
- Also, after switching to natural cosmetics, you may have a few skin issues, because it needs to adapt to different ingredients.
- When choosing your ingredients, have them as natural as possible. You can easily find them on the web or at your local bulk grocery.
- Glass bottles is recommended, but tinted glass is a must! It will preserve them better from the light.
- The last thing to know is that your own cosmetics with oils and waters will have no preservatives, so you'll have to use them fast (a month maximum).
We prepared you a few recipes so you can make 4 products with only a few ingredients:
- a body scrub (suits your face too)
- an after-sun body balm
- a makeup remover
- a facial serum
Print our recipes and have fun!
Almond Body Scrub
After-sun body balm
Two-ingredients Makeup remover