Are Homemade Facial Products Worth Making?

The benefits of using homemade organic body or homemade facial products care can be felt and seen upon immediate use. Once you start making and using your own all-natural creations, you’ll never look back to using commercial alternatives. The healing properties of homemade organic body care far outweigh those of their commercial and synthetic counterparts. They are anti-inflammatory, stimulating, and soothing to the skin. Plus, they are loaded with anti-aging properties including antioxidants and vitamins to help achieve a youthful glow.  

Cocoa butter adds calming relief for eczema and psoriasis, whereas commercial creams and lotions can be loaded with irritants. Many toxins in store-bought items will clog your pores inhibiting healthy skin; in contrast, diluted tangerine juice, with its antibacterial and antifungal properties, is a great ingredient for healthy pores without the risk of side effects.

Preservatives in commercial body care products are sometimes the most toxic components. So, why put parabens and coal tar dyes on your body when natural Vitamin E Oil, with its antioxidant properties, can act as a preservative in your kinds of butter and lotions? 

It’s Easy, Sustainable And Cost-Effective 

Making your own organic body care products is not only healthy but practical. It’s an affordable way to enjoy a luxurious skincare system, designed just for you, without spending money on expensive brands. Plus, you will always know exactly what ingredients are in your body care products and from where they were sourced. 

Many of the ingredients used in making your own body care products will already be in your pantry while others can be purchased, often in bulk, at natural food markets or online. Depending on product availability and your personal budget, opt for ingredients labeled ‘organic’ whenever possible. By choosing organic, fewer toxins will be applied to your skin, and you will be supporting sustainable cultivation while helping the environment by lessening the impact of the chemical manufacturing industry. 

It’s Time To Experience A Healthy Glow 

So when you walk down the aisle in the supermarket and look at the hundreds of body care products with additives like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Isopropyl Alcohol, you will be armed with the comfort and knowledge of having your own nutritive, gentle, all-natural products, that you created yourself, at home. 

Are you ready to ditch those chemicals and embrace your inner eco-chic beauty? I am sure you will love the benefits of these easy-to-follow organic body care recipes that will nourish your skin and invigorate your senses. A healthy glow has never felt so beautiful.  

Things You Would Need To Know About While Making Homemade Facial Products   

Many people use homemade facial products for their skincare needs. Regardless of whether you make them for fun or to save money, making homemade facial products is an art. No matter what your intent, the techniques used to make these products are the same. This fun-filled science is a one-stop solution for meeting all your beauty needs by helping you to create products made from customized formulas.  

If you are a beginner, it is best you follow all the formulas just the way they are. Once you start understanding how each ingredient works on your skin, you can start to tweak the formulas to suit your own needs. There are no bounds to your creativity when you make these skincare products.

But remember to test each ingredient on your skin before you use any product, so if you are allergic to anything, you can omit those ingredients. A simple patch test will help in such cases.  

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You need to know a few things that are essential before you start making your own range of skincare products. They are:  

Work Surface   

This one is obvious. Your work surface needs to be squeaky clean and well lit. You can pick the countertop or your kitchen as your work surface. Make sure that you clear the place to store all your ingredients in a cooler place. Some ingredients might need to be stored in the refrigerator, to ensure that they are stored appropriately. Another important thing is ventilation. You will need proper air circulation in the room, especially when you work with essential oils. Use a gentle disinfectant to clean the surface. Keep your surroundings clean, as you want to treat your skin with the richest of ingredients prepared in a clean and hygienic environment.  

Basic Equipment   

You may need a long list of utensils if you are really fussy about using a different utensil for each scrub or mask. But if you are minimalistic like me, you can switch between the utensils as and when required. Most skincare formulas need basic equipment, but you can also opt for tools such as some small and medium-sized bowls, a stainless steel medium-sized whisk, a stick blender, cheesecloth, porcelain mugs, kitchen scale, a stove, several pans, a spatula, spray bottles, rubbing alcohol, cotton, stopper, lint-towel or gauze, spoons, measuring cups and a thermometer.  

You can use a cheese grater as a beeswax shaver if you opt for beeswax bars instead of liquid. I highly recommend you to use separate utensils, especially when making products like lotions or serums so you can avoid odor transfer as well as cross-contamination. Plastic is not an ideal material for preparing cosmetics. Always opt for stainless steel or glass utensils, especially when you have to heat the ingredients.  

Sanitizing   

Sanitizing is extremely vital when making homemade facial products. You want everything to be properly sanitized from start to finish. This will not only help to keep the products hygienic but will also protect them from microbial contamination and help to prolong their shelf life.  

Any contamination due to non-sanitized utensils can compromise your final product and increase the likelihood of quick spoilage. Cleaning the equipment is simple. You can use some detergent and water to clean the utensils and then finish them with some rubbing alcohol as well as a lint-towel. Stainless steel or glass containers or jars can be simply sanitized in the dishwater. Remember to wipe them clean with some rubbing alcohol for total disinfection. You may not know but the Korean eye cream is also very useful.

Basic Ingredients   

A lot of these homemade facial products or formulas use basic day-to-day ingredients that are affordable and readily available at any grocery store. Some of these may be found in the international section of your local store, so make sure you check that as well.

Some of us like to buy ingredients online, and that’s fine too, but make sure you use a trusted site and vendor to deliver these items. Also, vitamin stores keep a stock or a variety of ingredients that you can use, like essentials oils, vegetable oils, or soap.  

Always strive for organic, natural, and plant-based ingredients. Validate the usage technique and the preferred ratio in every formula. Make it a point to ask the retailer about the purity, source, origin, the extraction method used or any questions that need to be answered to your satisfaction. Buying food-grade ingredients can turn out to be beneficial as compared to cosmetic-grade.

This includes oils such as grape seed, avocado, olive oil (it’s great for air frying foods), hazelnut oil, and almond oil. Cold-pressed oils and extra virgin oils are always better, as chemical processes or heat does not alter their core properties.  

Other tips:

Start with a few oils that you have tried and tested previously and are suitable for your skin. Thicker oils like avocado or olive oil are meant for mature skin, while lighter oils like almond oil or jojoba oil are ideal for acne-prone or sensitive skin. Oils like primrose, pomegranate seed oil, or wheat germ can work wonders for dry skin. Hazelnut oil is considered to be a natural astringent and can be perfect for any skin unless you are allergic to it.  

Glycerin is widely used in cosmetics and most pharmaceutical products. This hydration-loving ingredient will moisturize your skin deeply and make it soft. Beeswax and Shea butter are common ingredients used to make creams or balms. Most of the products used to make your skincare range are vegan except for honey, beeswax, and some creams involving dairy products.  

Storing The Finished Products   

Do you know the best part about making your own cosmetic range is? You can use them when they are fresh, while the nutrients are at their highest concentration. These products can also be made in small batches, which is what makes them easy to store. Lotions and creams are prone to spoilage, and that’s why you need to pour them into a specially chosen container. And store them in a place that will maximize their shelf life. Certain products like facial masks or scrubs need to be applied right away, so no need to store them.

Glass containers are best to store pretty much anything you make. Try to fill the glass jar or the container with as much quantity as possible. Contracted openings translate into less outside contact, which in turn helps to keep the product cleaner for a longer time.

Wash your hands every time you reach for the container to keep the germs that may enter the product via your fingertips away. Where should you store your products? In a place that is cooler and not in contact with any direct heat. Less heat and light means the product will last longer.

Pick amber glass whenever possible. Don’t pick exposed shelves, rather go for closed cabinets. Keep the products away from warmer spots like showers, light bulbs, and hot tubs. How exactly do you figure out that a product needs refrigeration? Usage of ingredients like eggs or milk will necessitate refrigeration.

It is always advisable to keep your lotions, moisturizers, and toner stored in the refrigerator or a cool place. Use your sense of smell to identify if a product is spoiled. If it smells rotten, it’s time to throw it away and prepare a new one.

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