Homemade cosmetics recipes

This is a gallery of the homemade cosmetics recipes I have made, organized to categories according to the body part of usage.

Because many of you are searching for homemade cosmetics recipes without emulsifiers (or with very natural emulsifiers, such as beeswax or lecithin), I added information on the type of emulsifier needed.

Olivem 1000 is accepted as natural emulifier.

The recipes list expands with time, so check regularly, if new recipes were added, or just subscribe to my newsletter.

For body

Soft coeur duplicate LUSH massage bar recipe Cocoa butter massage bar recipe

Soft coeur – LUSH like massage bar recipe

No emulsifier

Solid body conditioner   King of the skin – LUSH-like recipe

No emulsifier

Massage body candle

 LUSH shower jelly P1050675

Cinnamon-orange-vanille body massage candle

No emulsifier

 How to make shower jelly (not only LUSH-like)(carrageenan gum) Luxury chocolate whipped body butter

No emulsifier

For bath

Lavender-lemon-bath-salt Honey-bee-LUSH-bath-bomb

Avobath LUSH bath bomb duplicate recipe

No emulsifier

Lavender-lemon bath salt

No emulsifier

Honey bee – LUSH like bath bomb

No emulsifier


Cleopatra’s milk & rose bath + bath bomb with surprise

No emulsifier


Natural stick deodorant

No emulsifier

For face

Avocado winter facial cream recipe with lecithin and beeswax as emulsifiers WinterCreamWithMoisturizingComplex RoseOrchidCream
Winter facial cream
Emulsifier:Lecithin and beeswax

Winter cream with moisturizing complex  

Emulsifier: Sorbitan olivate

Rose facial cream recipe 

Emulsifier: Cetearyl wheat straw glycosides (and) cetearyl alcohol

For hands


NechtikovyKremNaRuky NechtikovyKremNaRuky
Marigold hand protection cream
Emulsifier: Lecithin and beeswax
Orange blossom soothing hand cream
Emulsifier: Olive douc

For hair

IMGP0101Leave-in conditioner recipe
Emulsifier: Olivem 1000
Emulsifiers: Olivem or BTMS
Emulsifiers: BTMS, Conditioner emulsifier
LavenderHairConditioner IMGP0101
Emulsifiers: BTMS, Conditioner emulsifier


Homemade shaving gel  ShavingGelRecipe

Homemade shaving gel recipe

Emulsifier Xanthan Gum

 Cooling shaving gelXanthan gum

Natural make-up

how-to-make-mascara LipGloss

How to make mascara at home

Emulsifiers: Arabic gum, Emulsifier wax no.3, candelila wax

 Lip gloss: Testing 8 recipes
  • Simone Woods
    #1 written by Simone Woods 8 years ago

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your and soap making adventures. You have inspired me and I’m going to try making some myself!

  • nihal
    #2 written by nihal 8 years ago

    thank u so so so so much,i will follow u and begin to learning from u professor

  • Suzy from SaveTillYouDrop
    #3 written by Suzy from SaveTillYouDrop 7 years ago

    A pleasant surprise… The things you can actually make by yourself for your skin… It’s truly amazing.

    If you have time, please take a minute to visit my blog as well! It’s about affordable and healthy beauty.

  • Nanette
    #4 written by Nanette 7 years ago

    Lovely blog and a few nice recipes. But, please note, beeswax is NOT an emulsifier.

    • evik
      #5 written by evik 6 years ago

      Hi Nanette,

      indeed, it is not, at least not in the classical definition way.

      But you can still manage to make some kind of emulsions with it. Emulsions are not only created “chemically” (with emulsifier), but also mechanically – by mixing/stirring.

      There has been a long discussion over whether beeswax can or cannot be classified as an emulsifier and it is also true than many compounds are unknown or their role is undefined. Despite this, beeswax alone is able to create cold creams and it was used for this purpose for long time.

      Lecithin and beeswax is very good combination to create water in oil emulsions that are quite stable over time.

  • kate
    #6 written by kate 7 years ago

    I am excited to try some of the recipes and hope they aren’t too complicated and ingredients are easy to find…I get discouraged easily but last night I watch on Hulu a documentary..wwwlchemicalnation.com and man, that makes me want to throw out all my cleaning prod as well as personal hygiene items. Wish me luck and thanks for sharing.

    • evik
      #7 written by evik 6 years ago

      Hi Kate, don’t get discouraged, it is much like cooking – in the beginning you have to follow recipes, but then a whole new horizon opens 🙂

  • Francine
    #8 written by Francine 6 years ago

    Thank’s for all the great recipes, very well appreciated.

  • jena mullins
    #9 written by jena mullins 6 years ago

    Thank you so very much for your recipes! I loved all of them! you should try doing a few more recipes some time! I love your recipes though, they are geniu!

    • evik
      #10 written by evik 6 years ago

      Hi Jena! Thanks, I completely forgot to update the recipe page – I am now preparing a new hand cream recipe, to honor your request 🙂

  • Noora
    #11 written by Noora 4 years ago

    Dear Evik,

    Thinks about your information and recipes..Really good explaining step by step
    So exciting to try your recipe..

    Thanks, a lot


  • Elie Hoffman
    #12 written by Elie Hoffman 3 years ago

    Hello, what natural preservatives for body creams can you recommend. What concentration should I use? I keep my home-made creams in the fridge and warm them before use, after one week one cream got spoiled 🤔. I base my cream recipes on the Winter facial cream from you site: 50g water 50g oil mixture, beeswax, lecithin and aromatic oils

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