Not knowing what is in your beauty products is frustrating and a gamble. So try making your own! See the steps I took to make my own face moisterizer.
As a Permacrafters zero waste student I have been learning from expert zero wasters how they go about cutting their waste and DIY projects. The recipe I used is part of the their course so if you want to see the full recipe you can join their courses and see it for yourself. BUT just to give you an idea of how easy it was to make I listed the ingredients I used below and some of the steps I took.
I started off with these ingredients and tools:
- Jojaba Oil
- Liquid Sunflower Lecithin
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Two sauce pans
- Stick blender
- Jar for storage
- Optional: essential oil to give it a scent.
You can get all of these items online but I was able to find them locally at Aqua Vita Naturals Food Market. They have a bulk herbs section that was pretty impressive, they also list what the normally stock online which is very helpful.
Fill one pan with a small amount of water for the other pan to sit in for a water bath. Melt the beeswax with the jojaba oil and lecithin. Combine separately the water and glycerin.
When the beeswax mixture is ready slowly pour in the water/glycerin and mix with the stick blender. This will be the most time consuming part of this recipe.
When ready pour into your jar and let it cool. And you are done! You can store in the fridge or at room temp. I personally like the room temperature as the texture is easier to work with. I’m considering adding some essentials oils to it because I find the smell a little strong but it only lasts while applying it.
So far, so good, I have been using it for about 2 weeks now but my skin is really particular so I will just see how it goes. I like that Peracrafter’s breaksdown why they pick certain ingredients and the benefits. But skincare is a very personal thing, so do what is best for you.
If you want to try this recipe out you can join Permacrafters zero waste school and check it out for youself or if that is not something you feel inclined to do, you can check out some of these other recipes I found around pinterest that look interesting.