Today’s topic is lanolin, a skincare ingredient that offers great emollient and protective properties. (It’s an ingredient that I started using in some of my recipes recently, which is why I’ve been reading up on it!) Continue reading “Lanolin: the basics”
A few days ago, I did a stocktake on my essential oil collection; it seems that, within the past 6 months, I have amassed more oils than I realise! (Now, how did I let that happen?! 😅) Continue reading “Essential oil basics”
Today, we’ll take a look at what goes into making body butter, a staple bodycare product found in bathroom cabinets all around the world. Continue reading “Basic body butter ingredients”
Today’s post focuses on the tools I use for my projects. One great thing about DIY body and skincare is that, for a hobby, it’s relatively easy to pick up. Continue reading “Getting started: tools and tips”
Thanks to the internet, shopping for DIY skincare ingredients has never been easier: at the click of a button you can buy everything from Ghanaian shea butter and Californian avocado oil, to green tea extracts from China and neroli essential oil from the Mediterranean – all from the comfort of your own home. Certainly, the advent of online shopping has made things much easier for us DIYers to embark on our adventures.
I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I noticed when I got into DIY body and skincare was how cosmetic recipes tended to list and measure their ingredients – both solids and liquids – according to mass (or weight in everyday usage) and not by volume. Continue reading “Measuring ingredients: volume vs weight”