Who doesn't love a good skincare routine? The feeling of your skin after you've cleansed, toned, and moisturised is unparalleled.
However, store-bought skincare products can be expensive, and sometimes it's hard to know what's actually in them.
If you're looking for a more natural option, why not try making your own skincare products? Let’s take a look.
Learning More About Natural Skincare Products
Throughout the years, the popularity of natural beauty products has grown.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the potential dangers in chemical-based products, and they want to avoid them. This is where natural skincare comes in.
Natural skincare has been around for centuries and it’s still a popular choice for many people today because it is free of chemicals and other potentially harmful substances.
You can learn more about creating them with things like the School of Natural Skincare.
However, the best way to learn more about natural beauty products is to try them out for yourself. You may find that you love them as much as others do!
But how can you go about making them for yourself?
Step 1: Choose Your Base
The first step to create any skincare product is to choose your base. The base is the main ingredient that will make up the majority of your product.
Some common bases for skincare products include aloe vera gel, shea butter, and coconut oil.
Once you've decided on a base, you'll need to gather a glass container, something for stirring, measuring scales, and options for melting if you’re using a solid base.
Step 2: Choose Your Add-ins
Now that you have your base selected, it's time to choose your add-ins. These are the ingredients that will provide additional benefits for your skin like hydration, exfoliation or anti-aging properties.
Some common add-ins include essential oils, honey and actives like Vitamin C powder or retinol serum.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
For dry skin: Add one tablespoon of honey and two drops of lavender oil
For oily skin: Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and five drops of tea tree oil
For combination skin: Add one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and five drops of rosemary oil
You can also add other ingredients like oatmeal, green tea, or coffee grounds for additional benefits.
Just make sure to do a patch test on a small area of skin before applying all over to make sure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Step 3: Combine Your Ingredients
Once you've gathered all of your ingredients, it's time to start combining them! If you're using a solid base like coconut oil or shea butter, melt it down using a double boiler or pot on low heat until it becomes liquid.
Once it's melted, remove it from heat and let it cool for about five minutes so it's not too hot when you add your other ingredients. If you're using an already liquid base like aloe vera gel, skip this step.
Once your base has cooled (or if you're using a liquid base), add in your chosen add-ins and stir until combined.
If you're using an essential oil blend like the ones listed above, make sure to mix well so the oils are evenly distributed throughout the product.
Once everything is mixed together, transfer it into your clean glass jar or container and screw on the lid tightly. And that's it—you've made your own custom skincare product!
Do you like finding natural alternatives to your favourite products? Are you going to try creating your own natural skincare products? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Sarah xoxoxo