Vegan & Organic Skincare

How to Make Organic Beauty Products at Home

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Have you ever wondered how to make organic beauty products at home? I know it seems like an overwhelming task.

So many things that we legit need in our day-to-day lives — toothpaste, soap, lotions, and others — require a lot of ingredients.

And some of these ingredients are not only toxic to animals, but many of them are also linked to serious health concerns for humans.

But we can make all kinds of natural organic beauty products at home for pennies on the dollar!

1. Find what beauty products you can make at home

Before you get started, knowing exactly what you want to make will help you avoid wasting time and money.

Do some research. Are there any products that you would really like to be able to make at home? Think about the products that you use regularly, or the ones that seem expensive but are absolutely essential for your skin care routine – these are usually good places to start.

Once you’ve decided on a product, check online for recipes and instructions on how to make it yourself.

This might mean looking through old family recipes if this is something your grandparents used to make for you when you were younger, or it could mean finding an online tutorial. Some of the most popular organic beauty products include homemade non-toxic cleaners, lotions, shampoos, soaps, and face masks.

2. Assemble all the ingredients

To make your own organic beauty products, you’ll need to assemble a few ingredients. Fortunately, they’re probably already in your pantry or accessible at the local health store.

Fresh and dried herbs: Mint, lavender, rosemary, and thyme are just a few of the beautiful herbs that can be found in your garden or at the local market.

Essential oils

This is where you really get to have fun trying out different combinations and fragrances.

Carrier oils

A carrier oil is used to dilute the essential oil so it can be applied safely to your skin. Try jojoba oil or sweet almond oil as a base. Vegetable glycerin will also work as a carrier oil when added with water in an equal amount.

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Unrefined beeswax

The beeswax keeps all of the balm ingredients together without needing to use any preservatives; it also helps to keep your skin protected from moisture loss by forming a barrier between your skin and the environment.

Vitamin E

This will help preserve everything else so this aromatic concoction lasts for about three months before going bad.

3. Prepare your work space

You need to make sure you have all the ingredients before you start. Then you should go over the steps once or twice so you have an idea of what you’re doing.

Next, be sure you have all of your tools ready and handy before starting.

If your recipe calls for something new or different, do a trial run if possible so that it doesn’t interfere with the final product.

Finally, make sure your workspace is clean, the area around it is clear, and everyone else in the household is busy doing something else so that they don’t interrupt you while working on this project.

Choosing a quiet time will mean there are less distractions and fewer people getting in your way when making beauty products from scratch at home.

4. Follow every step

The best part about making your own beauty products is that you get to learn how every ingredient works and what it does for your skin.

You also get to save some money by not having to buy beauty products from the store and save the environment by not putting any more waste into the trash.

Plus, you can create unique beauty products for yourself!

5. Store properly

After you’ve prepared your beauty product, you’ll want to store whatever isn’t used right away. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Use glass containers. This will keep your products safe and sanitary, preventing against the build-up of bacteria or fungi.
  • Store them in a cool, dark place. The best option is a pantry or kitchen cabinet, as these places have less humidity than bathrooms or other areas where products are usually stored.
  • Label containers with their date of preparation and the expiry date (which is usually three months from when they’re prepared).
  • Don’t store them in the bathroom, as these areas tend to be prone to moisture and high humidity—the perfect conditions for germs and bacteria growth! Keep them away from any source of heat (including direct sunlight), as this can change their properties and make them less effective.
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Which Homemade Beauty Products Work Best?

Homemade beauty products work just as well as those you’d buy. The tricky bit is finding the right recipe.

There are so many out there! But don’t worry, we’ve selected a few great ones for you to try.

1. Lip balm

2. Shampoo and conditioner

3. Toothpaste

4. Lotions, cleansers, toners, exfoliators, body scrubs

5. Bath Salts and perfumes

How Much Money Can I Save Making Organic Beauty Products at Home?

If you’re interested in making your own organic beauty products, one of the first things that comes to mind is money.

How much can I save by making my own products?

The answer to this question will depend on how much you’re spending now on store bought products and what kind of ingredients you are buying.

If you’re buying expensive beauty products, especially ones that contain few chemical or synthetic ingredients, it’s entirely possible that you can save a lot of money making your own organic products.

In addition to potentially saving money, there is satisfaction in knowing exactly what goes into the things we put on our skin.

One caveat to this is that if you don’t look for deals and buy ingredients at their regular price, then it might actually cost more than purchasing a similar product from the store.

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What Ingredients Should You Avoid in Organic Beauty Products?

There are many conventional ingredients and practices that you should avoid.

These include:

  • Chemicals and additives, such as sulphates and parabens. Sulfates can be found in your shampoo, body wash, and face wash.
  • Dyes and artificial colorings. You can make or find natural dyes to substitute.
  • Animal fat or grease. Only use organic vegetable bases when making products at home!
  • Anything that may be harmful if ingested should not be used on the skin–generally speaking, if it is poisonous to consume large quantities of a substance, it should not be used as a cosmetic ingredient either!

What Tools Do You Need to Make Organic Beauty products at Home?

You need certain tools to make your own cosmetic products:

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • small jars for keeping the fresh ingredients for short time, such as lemon juice and honey.

Blender can be used but it is not necessary. If you do have a blender, use it instead of hand stirring or whisking when making a facial mask.

Since most of the time, we don’t need a large quantity of homemade cosmetics so a small blender will do.If you want to store your cosmetics, you need plastic bottles and jars with tight lids.

You also need storage containers such as plastic bags for storing fresh ingredients in smaller quantities or ice cube trays for freezing them in convenient sizes to be used later on.

Final Thoughts

There are innumerable benefits of using organic beauty products. Whether to save money, avoid harsh chemical ingredients, or help the environment, it is often worth the effort to get organic from mild to strong beauty products and make them at home.

The recipes cited above can be adjusted to work for you, depending on your budget and which ingredients you choose, and how much of them you use when making each product you need.