cosmetics making

My LUSH FUN duplicate

I was asked by one of you if I could make a duplicate of LUSH FUN.   For those who do not know what I am talking about – to cite LUSH – it is a “multi-purpose moldable soap”. Simply, it is kind of a play dough that foams. Ideal for children in bath 🙂   Technically it is not soap. As I will show Read more...

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

There is nothing easier to make and yet wonderful to enjoy than a milk bath! The best part of it is that you can use this milk bath as an ingredient to create a wonderful bath bomb, so you can make 2 products out of one!   Recipe for Cleopatra’s milk & rose bath   Material mixing bowl, spatula or Read more...

Does your anti-wrinkle cream really work?

How many anti-wrinkle creams have you tried? And how many of them really work for you? And if you think they do, do they really, or it is a wishful thinking?   Ok, why a post about this…   Lately I have been given a sample of a serum that according to claims dramatically reduces the appearance of Read more...

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products – a detailed book review

    If you want a book that will push you to really start making your own natural beauty and bath & body products, including mineral makeup, than this is the book you need!   CLICK HERE TO BUY THROUGH AMAZON.   However, it does not go into details on why the recipes contain exactly those Read more...
Massage body candle

Cinnamon-orange-vanilla body massage candle – Christmas gift recipe

Melts into a soothing body balm suitable for skin care or as sensual massage oil…   …so much for the advertisement of the recipe 🙂   Body massage candle is different than other candles. Apart of burning, giving thus light and nice scent, the candle itself can be used on its own.   I wanted to make Read more...
Avocado winter facial cream recipe with lecithin and beeswax as emulsifiers

Homemade winter facial cream recipe with avocado and macadamia oil – lecithin and beeswax as emulsifiers

The winter is behind the door, the weather is rainy, windy and cold. A real challenge for our skin. Soon, there will be snow and we will go skiing and there will be a lot of sun. One more reason to make a protective winter facial cream.   How to design a winter facial cream?   A protective facial Read more...

Avocado hair conditioner recipe for dry hair

In this post I show avocado hair conditioner recipe for dry hair. In my previous post, I introduced the theory and the results of my experiment comparing Olivem 1000 and BTMS as two main emulsifiers for hair conditioners.    It was this recipe I used in the experiment.    My thin and bleached hair Read more...

Making hair conditioner – what did I learn and a small experiment

In this post, I share my experience with making hair conditioners. I have made a small experiment, comparing a classical and special conditioner emulsifier. First, I have written a post about a hair conditioner recipe I recently tried, but then I realized, that there is so much to explain, that I Read more...

About LUSH cosmetics and its claims of not using preservatives

 I have posted some time ago my duplicate recipe of the LUSH King of the skin.   I believed – despite the bananas and avocado and oatmilk – it would work without preservatives, as LUSH claims…. and it really did for some time.   After around two months in the fridge, the mold started growing Read more...
Natural cream deodorant that really works

Natural cream deodorant that really works – the recipe!

Yesterday, I introduced the Zinc Oxide and its action in 100% natural cream deodorant. And here is the recipe!   I hope you will enjoy it as much as me and my hubby – we have been using it every day since I made my very first batch, which means already for more than 3 months!   About Read more...

Zinc oxide use in natural deodorants

I have been searching for a long time a natural deodorant that really works and that I can make myself. By really works I mean that you can: do sport activities climb a mountain on a 25°C full sunny day spend a hot day in a hot town … and in the evening you still smell good. Or at least as good Read more...

Avobath – LUSH bath bomb duplicate recipe

In this post, I show my duplicate recipe of the Avobath – favorite LUSH bath bomb and my method to crack the recipe.   The recipe for LUSH bath bomb was easy to duplicate and I like the result!   I first show my recipe and below – for those that are interested – I explain how I cracked the Read more...
Soft coeur duplicate LUSH massage bar recipe

Soft coeur – duplicate LUSH massage bar recipe

In this post, I will show you how to make a similar version of the favorite LUSH massage bar. The Lush Soft Coeur is made of cocoa butter base with a chocolate center from honey, glycerine and cocoa powder.   I immediately felt in love with it – the combination of vanilla, strawberry, red orange Read more...

King of the skin – LUSH solid body conditioner – duplicate recipe

In this post, I show my duplicate recipe of the King of the skin – favorite LUSH solid body conditioner and my method to crack the recipe.   I love solid body conditioners and yes, I do really admire LUSH, although I do not agree with their incredibly high prices. Being a home-made cosmetics and Read more...

How to make bath salts – lavender salt recipe

Learning how to make bath salts is is the best way how to start making your own bath and body products. It is incredibly easy and making your own recipe is really fun.   There is not much that can go wrong when you are making a bath salt, and according to what I have read and experienced so far, it Read more...
Homemade natural stick deodorant

Natural homemade stick deodorant – how to and a review on effectiveness

I have been making and uniquely using different natural deodorants for more than a year now. I would like to share my experience with the natural homemade stick deodorant.   It seems that there are basically two types of stick deodorants that can be made at home (as very nicely and in detail Read more...

Cream soap with shea butter

Did you know that soap is an emulsifier? That is the way it works and cleans our skin. Some people use it to make creams, but such creams are usually on the alkaline side (because soap is alkaline and if you lower its pH to acidic, it decomposes and is not soap anymore). Also, not everyone enjoys Read more...

Marigold hand protection cream

This marigold hand protection cream is my first recipe with soy lecithin and beeswax as emulsifiers, which was successful! I used an infusion of marigold leaves in soybean oil. Marigold petals have very good skin healing properties (my personal experience!) and is perfect candidate for repairing Read more...

Glyceryl stearate – home made emulsifier

Glyceryl stearate is a non-ionic low HLB emulsifier and emulsion stabilizer. Because it has low HLB, for emulsions oil-in-water it is being used in combination with another emulsifier. It is said that it brings to creams and solutions a non-greasy, but rich touch. As the majority of emulsifiers, Read more...

Lecithin as an emulsifier – part I, how to dissolve lecithin granules

I have been still searching for a 100% in nature occurring emulsifier  for home made cosmetics. If you read a bit online, you know there are three candidates: lecithin beeswax  borax – sodium tetraborate Na2B4O7, not boric acid! Borax is a mineral and it was shown that it can have carcinogenic Read more...
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