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”
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”
Having shown you the steps in making a starter lip balm in another post, I’d now like to share with you a recipe I developed myself, after trying out different ratios and combinations. I call it CQ’s uncomplicated lip balm, as it contains only five ingredients (six if you include the vitamin E). ? Continue reading “CQ’s uncomplicated lip balm”
This post deals with one of the most frequently asked questions I get since I started making my own body and skincare, which is: “What goes into making a lip balm?” Continue reading “Basic lip balm ingredients”