Friday, October 12, 2012

Choosing Items 4 Homemade Beauty Products & Recipe

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Since I have started making my own homemade beauty products I have read a lot of articles, and viewed many recipes. However, just like I am known to revamp recipes for food I do the same thing with beauty products. When creating your own beauty products that is just what it should be your own. First decide what it is you want the product to do, than research your oils, butters, essential oils etc to find out which will work best for your need.

This past weekend I created a lip balm from this recipe

1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp other oil almond, jojoba etc
1 tbsp + 1 tsp bees wax
10 drops of essential oil

This recipe is said to make 12 containers however, it did not say which one. I used 2 oz tins, and was able to make 4, I figure they meant the tubes.

I wanted a lip balm that would work well, be healing to my lips, and one I would not have to keep putting on like some.

I choose 2 tbsp of Wheat Germ oil 

Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, the external application of wheat germ oil benefits the skin in every way. Regular use of this oil improves the blood circulation, which in turn keeps the skin glowing and healthy. If you are fed up with your dry skin then you must try wheat germ oil as it hydrates the skin and keeps it soft and supple.

 Most commonly wheat germ oil is used in aromatherapy. Since the oil is loaded with vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and E, it is very good for body massage. Minerals like phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium and sulphur present in the oil provides the essential nutrients to the skin, nourishing it and improving the blood circulation, thereby relaxing and rejuvenating the body and mind.

 And treating your skin with wheat germ oil is the surest way of keeping it free of damages from the scorching heat.  Living in Louisiana this one is real important to me.

 The antioxidant properties of wheat germ oil help to fight several problems such as loose skin, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. It is probably because of this reason that the oil is widely used in various anti-ageing creams and lotions.

2 tbsp of Shea butter

Restores elasticity to the skin, heals cuts, and burns without scaring, protection against the sun, and is ideal for dry cracking skin.

20 drops of Orange essential oil

Anti inflammatory, anti septic, and is very good for maintaining a healthy, smooth and glamorous skin.

2 tbsp Bees Wax is used to solidify all the ingredients together be sure to use organic for a healthier product, but it also has other benefits. 
when blended into cold creams and other skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin
Forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin, while still allowing the skin to breath. It also aids in healing, and soften the skin and has antibacterial properties as well.

 3 drops of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a preservative used in beauty products, but it is also beneficial to the skin. Fights skin damage, protection from UV rays, may help to retain youthful texture of the lips by reducing the signs of aging.

And there you have it a orange lip balm from natural/organic ingredients. I purchase all my products from Mountain Rose Herbs, and the essential oils from Young Living essential oils. Affiliate link for MRH is on the right, along with a non-affiliate link to my friend Carrie who sells the oils.

Currently I am working on a homemade spray I am costuming for my daughter who suffers from anxiety, and panic attacks. I also have some infused comfrey, and marshmallow root infusing for a healing salve, and lastly I am awaiting my selected items for my homemade facial scrub.

How fun creating your own beauty care products that you know what is in them. So, tell me what type of homemade product are you, or have you created?

Stop by my friend Mary's blog Back to Basics she is having a giveaway for her GMO free, open pollution Salsa Garden Pack seeds.

  “This post was shared on Creative Corner Blog HopNatural Living Mondays. Wildcrafting Wednesday,” 

Update: When mixing the ingredients together start with them in their solid state. I have found that melting them during the measuring process makes for a tougher product. Melt the ingredients slowly, I use a glass measuring cup in a pot of water this makes it so much easier to take out. The last item to be added is always, always the essential oils, high heat can damage the natural properties of oil.


  1. Thanks for this info!! I am a new follower from the GFC Party!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. such a great post thanks for the info :D thanks for linking up with the aloha friday blog hop, have a great week and hope you'll join us again next friday :

  3. Nice post! Those ingredients all smell so wonderful. I love shea butter and bees wax. Thanks for joining my linky party!

  4. WOW!!awesome post that was!!Now i defiantly try at my home, who knows happening some good beauty products.Enjoyable post that was.Thanks for sharing with us.
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