Its is so easy to make your own creams and lotion that once you start you will never look back. The advantages are huge not least of which are you get to control what goes on your skin, be way more eco friendly and you save a whole load of cash. You can make almost anything the cosmetic companies sell but without the palm oil, dodgy chemicals (have you read what goes into this stuff?)and weird colours. Though you can have all those too if you want.
Start by making a base creams, moisturizer or lotion
How do you make cosmetic creams and lotions the basics
The Aromantics cream making starter pack some more details
Once the base is made you then you add active ingredients to make specialist creams such as:
- add Microfine Titanium Dioxide OR Zinc Oxide to make a suntan lotion
- Add DHA to make a fake bake that really works – find out what DHA is right here
Magic, age defying, cellulite busting potions
- scour the internet for all the gubbins, the AHAs, enzymes and crushed pearls that are supposed to grant instant beauty and add them too. I can’t promise results, but it’s fun experimenting.
Making creams while travelling
You cannot carry a years supply of home made cream in your rucksack so here are some ideas about making your own home made creams in hotel bedrooms.
Some of the above will come plastic packaged. As I get huge amounts cream out of one small bag of ingredients so I consider it a worthwhile compromise. It still represents a huge decrease in plastic consumption.
I love aromantics and buy most of my stuff from them but there are loads of good guys out there.
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