Who doesn’t love beautiful, glowing skin? Unfortunately, store-bought products can be expensive, and it’s hard to know exactly what’s in them. Making your all-natural skin care products is a great way to take control of your skincare routine and get precisely the results you’re looking for. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding process!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making your all-natural skin care products:
Step One: Gather the best all natural face moisturizer ingredients. For this project, you’ll need a carrier oil, an essential oil, and a natural preservative. Some good carrier oils include jojoba oil, almond oil, or avocado oil. For the essential oil, you can choose one that matches your skin type or one that smells good. Some popular options include lavender, tea tree, or rosemary. And finally, for the preservative, you’ll need either vitamin E oil or grapefruit seed extract.
Step Two: Choose your recipe. There are endless possibilities when it comes to making your skincare products. You can find recipes online or in books, or you can get creative and make up your own! For this example, we’ll be making an essential body lotion.
Step Three: Mix your ingredients. Once you have your recipe, it’s time to start mixing! Carrier oils and essential oils should be combined in a ratio of 3:1 – that is, for every three parts carrier oil, add one part essential oil. Once you’ve added the essential oils, mix in 1% of the preservative – so for every 100mL of lotion, add 1mL of vitamin E oil or grapefruit seed extract.
Step Four: Enjoy! That’s it – you’ve now made your all-natural skin care product! Store it in a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and use it just as you would any other lotion or cream. We hope you enjoy using your new creation!
Common Mistakes to avoid:
1. Not using a preservative: This is the most common mistake people make when making skincare products. Without a preservative, your product will only last for a few days – and it won’t be safe to use after that. So please, make sure to add a natural preservative to your products!
2. Not using enough essential oils: Essential oils give your products their scent and therapeutic properties. Carrier oils, however, do not have a strong smell and are primarily used to dilute essential oils. For this reason, it’s imperative to use enough essential oils in your recipes – otherwise, your products will smell like carrier oil.
3. Not storing your products properly: Once you’ve mixed up your all-natural skincare products, it’s important to store them in a cool, dark place. Sunlight and heat can cause the ingredients to degrade, so make sure to keep your products in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. And don’t forget to label them with the name and date, so you know when to use them!
Making your all-natural skin care products is easier than you might think – plus, it’s fun and rewarding! Just gather your ingredients, choose a recipe (or make up your own), mix everything together, and enjoy! Do you have any favorite all-natural skin care recipes? Share them with us in the comments below!