What’s not to love about making cosmetics at home? You control the ingredients so you know they are created with natural, plant-based ingredients which are better for your skin and a healthier choice overall. Not only are plant-based products better for your skin, they’re friendlier to the environment as well. Making cosmetics is a small thing that allows you to directly contribute to your health and benefit the planet.
Making Cosmetics at Home
Honestly speaking, natural skin care products can be expensive. Why buy an ounce of serum for $30 when the same money will buy three or 4 drugstore products? Making cosmetics at home is the answer. If you choose to make your own, you will be able to avoid all the harmful parabens and sulfates that typically go into cosmetics and avoid the overpricing that often prohibit people from natural skin care products.
Making your own beauty products allows you to pick what you like and avoid what you don’t. It also gives you unlimited options for experimenting to find what works best for your own skin. I learned this from the ebook Balance With Herbs. Although I call it an ebook, it’s more than the 50 recipes it contains. It describes the benefits of each herbal ingredient used in the recipes as well as blog updates and discounts on future purchases.
The recipes encourage you to make substitutions that are a better fit for your skin. So, if the recipe calls for almond oil, but you prefer olive oil, no problem. Since you control the ingredients, you’ll likely find the products you make are superior in quality to what you can buy in stores. If you really want the best, that may mean making it yourself.
Some people shy away from creating their own beauty products because they’re afraid it will be too difficult, but making a wrinkle cream is as easy as following a recipe. If you can cook even the simplest of meals, you can make your own products.
Finding the ingredients to make your own beauty essentials isn’t difficult, either. Some of the things you will use may already be in your kitchen cupboard. For example a few common oils found in beauty supplies are coconut oil, olive oil, palm kernel oil, and almond oil. Almost everyone already has, or has easy access to, at least one of these.
You won’t need any fancy equipment, either. Some of the basic items you’ll need are things you probably already have such as a blender, glass or stainless steel bowls, measuring cups and a scale. If you find you don’t have a tool you need, you’ll be able to easily purchase it at your local grocery or discount store.
Save Money Making Your Own Cosmetics
Making your own mixtures is generally cheaper, as well. Since you’re controlling the ingredients, you can make as much, or as little, as you need. If you use a product regularly, you can buy ingredients in bulk and make large batches that will last for longer periods. Alternatively, you make make small batches as you need them that are fresh. The choice is completely up to you.
Furthermore, another way you save money is by foregoing the fancy packaging. If you reuse your containers over and over, you’re saving money and helping the environment. How many containers of shampoo, conditioner, makeup, and deodorant do you think you’ve tossed out in your lifetime? Most likely they’re still in a landfill somewhere.
The only hazard to doing this is that your friends and relatives may notice and ask you to make them some as well. Before you know it, you’ll become a skin care maven and people will want to buy products from you.
Making cosmetics at home is a great way to save money on skin care products. It isn’t difficult to get started and with a few simple ingredients and recipes, you’ll be creating your own toxin-free masterpieces before you know it.