Homemade soap making – the pros and cons

About two years ago I participated in a workshop to learn how to make my own soaps. Before the workshop, I had watched countless videos on soapmaking but I was still uncertain about it all. So I took the workshop, gained some confidence, and went to make my own soaps. Not long ago I decided […]

Hair removal – not so common methods

I recently tackled the issue of hair removal and talked about the most common methods. Today I want to venture into the unknown territory or the lesser known ways of hair removal.   Hair dying The first isn’t actually hair removal but rather making hair invisible: hair bleaching or dying. This method is particularly useful […]

Lip care: from lip balm to lipsticks, and beyond

One of the very first skin care products I made myself was lip balm. I participated in an upcycling workshop at our local food coop and, honestly, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Since then, I’ve experimented with different skin care products and although lip care has never been my focus again, […]

Avocado oil

My absolute favourite among the oils for skin care is avocado oil. This rich but heavy oil is perfect for dry and very dry skin. I discovered its healing properties in a very cold and dry European winter. It’s perfect for moisturising and also healing dry and cracked skin. Being a heavy oil, it leaves […]

Why and how I make my own deodorant

In my quest to making skin care at home, I have made my own deodorant. It wasn’t so much because I  was unhappy with the commercial one I used or because I had read about all the bad stuff it contains. It was simply a matter of wanting to determine my own scent. The good […]

Making homemade skin care: melting

I have found melting oils and butters together the easiest way to a skin care product. There are other methods such as cold blending but they require more power. Below I’m describing the basic (double boiler) technique.   Tools The tools needed to make your own skin care product are relatively simple. You will need […]

How to make your own toothpaste

I’ll be honest, when I first came across the idea to make toothpaste myself I was very hesitant. I thought that normal toothpaste must surely have a purpose with all the ingredients it has. And then I read this: brushing teeth is not about the paste but about the circular motion of your brush. That […]

Face and body scrubs – homemade

I often talk about my passion for homemade skin care. I give workshops and I tell whoever is interested what I use on my skin. Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more people also ask me about face and body scrubs. I’m not sure why that is but I thought I’d seize the opportunity and […]

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