Make Your Own Skin Care Products

Learning how to make your own skin care products doesn't require expensive equipment or obscure ingredients. You probably have everything you need to get started in your kitchen right now.

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    Small glass containers are ideal storage options when you make your own skin care products, as they are nonreactive and the limited air contact will help delay spoilage.
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  • Natural Beauty Alchemy
    Fifi M. Maacaron's guide to DIY beauty, "Natural Beauty Alchemy," offers safer, healthier and equally effective all-natural beauty products to use instead of common commercial brands.
    Cover courtesy The Countryman Press

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  • Natural Beauty Alchemy

If you’ve been looking for the perfect all-natural, organic shampoo, moisturizer or anti-aging serum, Natural Beauty Alchemy (The Countryman Press, 2015), by Fifi M. Maacaron, is for you. Over 100 recipes for all-natural beauty products are included, using simple ingredients like yogurt, coconut oil, oats and tea, and suitable for both beginners and experienced DIY beauty enthusiasts. The following excerpt is from Chapter 4, “Making Your Own Skin Care Products.”

Making Your Own Skin Care Products

With a growing demand for more natural products that are kind to both skin and body, that are effective and affordable, and whose use is clear and comprehensible, many people have found their needs met, at least partially, by homemade products.

Whether it is “just for the fun of it,” to save money, or to have full control and knowledge of what goes in and what stays out, making your own skin care products remains a skillful art that translates an uncompromised passion for beauty. No matter the motive, the methodology is the same. This hobby-like science will answer multiple beauty needs with customized formulas that are effective, safe, and enjoyable.

While beginners might want to follow formulas exactly as they are presented, growing talent and practice can fuel creativity. It is important, however, to respect proportions and the whole structure of the formula.

A few basic things are essential before starting to make your own skin care products, and they are explained in the following sections.

Work Surface

Start with a clean and well-lit work surface. Your kitchen island or a part of your countertop should do. Clear a little space for your ingredients in one of your kitchen cabinets or in your basement, where it is cooler.

8/17/2017 3:25:52 AM

Hello, I'd try to do my own skin care, with different recipies with coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, aloe vera, waxbees, essencial oil... but It's never work. I have a reqly dry skin and only cream with vaseline and glycerine workd with me. Do u have qny idea the make a natural cream working like glycerine or vaseline for really dry exzemas skins? Thanks in advance



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