Resources for making my own skincare products.
June 12, 2014 10:16 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in making things along the lines of Lush
and Herbivore Botanicals
, but all I seem to be able to find online is "how to mash a banana and smear it on your face."
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the idea of making my own facial products (facemask, cleansers, moisturizers etc), and body care (bath soaks, lotions etc), and I can't seem to come up with the right keywords to get the google results that I want. The problem seems to be that I don't want to go the easy route, I want to invest the time and effort in order to get a product as good or better than I could pick up at the hippy store down the road.
I'm happy to order supplies online, and found some good sources for them, but actual recipes and places to start with making this style of beauty product is really hard to find. When I google "natural face mask recipe" for example, I'll be told to mash a banana and smush it on my face. Which, yeah. I'm sure is wonderful, but not what I'm looking for.
I'm looking for suggestions of books or websites to get me started! Alternatively, if you have a recipe you'd like to share, please do! I have really fair, dry skin if that matters for resources at all.