Your journey to homemade beauty
I would like to take you on an adventure of creating your own, natural and organic skincare products from scratch.
My personal journey started few years ago when I began to experience very uncomfortable reactions from use of 'mainstream' face creams and other products. I just could not find the right cream or body lotion or even something as simple as face cleanser. Most of the beauty brand go for quantity not for quality and very often you will find that certain product contains A LOT of unnecessary and synthetic ingredients. If so you can feel my pain when I tried yet another cream that wasn't pleasant on my skin.
I did my first and the most important step to healthy and happy skin and I began my research. I used many sources: internet, books, courses and most importantly I made my own natural skincare products. With all the reading and learning I also became more conscious about the environment so I like to know as much as I can about sustainability and how and where from each ingredient is sourced. It is not always possible with big brands and mostly you have to just believe what they say. Caring about yourself and your skin could be done together with caring about the nature and environment. More people should be aware about this and they should at least try to minimize the impact we have on our planet.
What I want to do here is to share my experience with you and give you lots of information and my personal opinions about natural and organic ingredients. I spent so much time scrolling through pages and reading books and beauty guides but I couldn't find website that have it all: from chemical profile to physical properties to how to use that certain component. I always had to search through few pages and books at the same time. I don't want to sound rude or pretentious but I would love to create here a place where you can find all the information and more. I also want to share with you all of my experience in making beauty products - each week I will give you a simple recipe how to make one at home. I will show you how easy and enjoyable making your own skincare product is and how quickly you can become a formulator of homemade skincare.
Let's the journey begin!
Our first ingredient I want to introduce to you will be shea butter. We will create a beauty balm that you can use safely on your skin. Please make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Your shopping list :
organic shea butter
organic jojoba oil
I personally buy from NAISSANCE but if you have your favorite supplier please share this in the comment section.
You will also need a bowl - glass or stainless steel one, a spatula for mixing the ingredients ( I use silicone one) and a scale. I'm going to show you how to make a small amount of each product so a pocket milligram scale would be ideal. Lastly - a clean container for your ready product. It can be a travel size jar or any other container.
I will post a new recipe together with loads of information every week, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to get a reminder of a new article.
I would love to see pictures of your work so please share them with me.