This blog post will concentrate on skincare. The skin has multiple functions. It is waterproof, acts as a protective barrier against bacteria and disposes of toxins and waste matter, along with regulating the body temperature. Skin must be kept clean to ensure it functions properly. However, continuous washing removes valuable moisture, oils and the protective acid mantle. Therefore, if we wash too regularly, it is necessary to replace all the natural substances which are lost. The recipes on this website are designed to fulfill this need using as many natural ingredients as possible.
The recipes are intended to be easy and quick to make with the intention that they can be stored. Some recipes will require immediate use but will state that. Many ingredients are those which you will find in your food cupboard anyway. Therefore, the intention of making your own cosmetics should make you happier that you will save money.
Where essential oils are included in the recipe, where skin sensitivity is an issue, you should omit this ingredient. If you suffer from a serious skin disorder, get advice from your G.P. first.
The tools and equipment you will need to make your own natural, homemade cosmetics include:
1/ A pan with a cover.
2/ Mixing bowls.
3/ A whisk or fork.
4/ Tablespoon and teaspoon or measuring spoons.
5/ Muslin or similar fabric for straining.
6/ Stoppered or corked bottles. I prefer glass ones.
7/ Screw topped jars. Again I prefer glass. Amber jars help the product keep longer.
I hope you get a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction from making your own cosmetics. Take a look at this page to find a simple recipe you might want to try.