In today's society more and more woman are creating their own skin care products. Five years ago I became one of those women, creating my own skin care products. Like the rest of the women I searched the internet looking for recipes for homemade skin care. I researched ingredients and started creating my own skin care products.
Slowly others were coming to me asking me about my products and wanting to buy them. For the past 3 years I have been selling my skin care products, but I felt something was missing. I longed to create my own recipes instead of searching the internet and revamping someone elses recipe. It was then that I started looking at courses I could take to learn how I could do this. Little did I know I was going to gain a whole lot more knowledge about skin care products then what I thought.
Homemade Skin Care Products
The problem with using books for recipes is that they can become quickly out dated. Using the internet brings us to other bloggers who do not know everything there is to know about creating homemade skin care products.
A few years back coconut oil became popular for various issues and made the appearance in homemade skin care products all over. However, coconut oil is not good for all skin types. As a matter of fact turns out that this amazing oil is a pore clogger.
Vitamin E as a Natural Preservative
One thing I my self came across was using vitamin E as a natural preservative. Turns out this is not true it is an antioxidant which means it will aid with avoiding rancidity in oil based products. If we use any type of water based products in our homemade skin care products vitamin E is not preserving it. This includes any hyrosols, aloe vera, water, tea or any plant based materials. Products that do not include the types of ingredients mentioned are referred to as anhydrous.
Natural Organic Preservatives
For a long time I did not incorporate any preservatives in my skin care products. While taking a course to create organic skin care products I learned that there are a variety of natural organic preservatives we can use. The one that was recommend by the instructor was Leucidal Liquid, which is the one I now use.
Recipes for Homemade Skin Care Products
The other thing I learned is that skin care products do not use measurements as in cooking. This is another issue with recipes on the internet and some books they use cups, tablespoons etc. In the professional world of skin care the term creating does not exist, it is formulating because that is what it is a formula not a recipe. Making Cosmetics has a great section just for formulas.
For me it makes no sense to create my own skin care products and not use organic ingredients. Anything that we put on our skin goes into our blood stream within 26 seconds. Many non-organic ingredients are toxic to our bodies, for this reason always be sure to use only organic ingredients. There are many businesses out there that supply skin care formulating products however, not all are organic. At the same time many businesses supply both organic and non-organic. At this time there are 2 places I purchase my ingredients from with the exception of the preservative.
If anyone is interested in learning more about creating organic skin care products I suggest you do what I did. I searched the internet for courses and signed up to get notices. By doing this it not only allowed me to keep updated with courses, but also special offers and scholarships. I was actually able to do the course because I did because I received a scholarship. If I didn't it would have been a longer period of time before it was in my budget to do so.
Wrap it Up
Okay I hope I was able to shed some light on some issues with recipes in books and the internet. I want to write more blogs and miss it very much, but my time is taken up formulating skin care products and coming up with new ones. Let me leave you with this tidbit of information. Earlier I mentioned that coconut oil clogs the pores, well I am going to supply you with a list of oils that are fine for most people to use.
- Sesame Seed
- Rosehip Seed
Now those are for most people please remember there is always an exception to the rule and it might be you.
Do you formulate your own skin care products? Was this blog post helpful to you?
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