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Homemade Cosmetics

Sharing information on making your own lotions, balms, oils, etc.

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No 'Poo Recipes 12 Replies

My hairdresser recommended the pricey WEN products for my fine curly hair, but I (of course) want to know how to cheaply make it…Continue

Tags: haircare, alternative, shampoo, poo, no

Started by Cornelia. Last reply by Desiree Mar 18, 2013.

Favroite Emulsifier

Hey All,I was wondering about emulsifier opinions.  I currently make two creams for my herbal business: one a rich, luxurious EVOO based cream and the other a lighter lotion for the face.  I've had…Continue

Started by Kali Oct 8, 2012.

Your lotion may improve with Aloe Jel instead of water 4 Replies

I use Aloe Jel, Oil (almond, grapeseed, avodado, or apricot), tea tree oil, any smell that you like: ie, lavendar, and a small amount of store bought fragrance free" Alba or what ever organic lotion"…Continue

Started by Lola Stone. Last reply by Penny Apr 21, 2012.

DIY Organic Hair Powder 12 Replies

Ready Made has a simple and economical way to make hair powder - yet another way to avoid the shampoo / greasy…Continue

Tags: no, poo, alternative, shampoo, powder

Started by Cornelia. Last reply by kristin clapper May 5, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Aliza Ess on March 25, 2010 at 12:39pm
I use very few beauty products, but one thing I appreciate every now and then is a nice exfoliating scrub. I had one tub of the store-bought kind with a paragraph of ingredients listed on it for almost a year. After I ran out I looked around the pantry to see what I could use: grapeseed oil + sea salt was amazing! I couldn't stop touching my face the next day, it felt so smooth and soft. Recommend!
Comment by Tory on April 1, 2010 at 12:09am
while I'm still using some commercial cosmetics I just started doing OCM - The oil-cleansing method. I had read about it here on Simple Mom and I'm loving it. After the first application I knew this was going to work for me. Another thing I'm about to do is go no 'poo. I have my baking soda and water mixture in a bottle in the shower ready to start tomorrow morning. It feels absolutely liberating to be ditching commercial cleansers! Woo hoo!
Comment by ConsciouslyFrugal on April 28, 2010 at 12:18pm
Tory, thank you so much for the OCM link! I started using jojoba oil as a moisturizer at night, but it can't seem to compensate for how dry my crappy soap (yes, I used soap. Bad!) was making my skin. Gonna grab some castor oil and see how it works. I'm starting the no 'poo method soon too. I'll look around the discussion board to see what various types of no 'poo methods folks are using. Yay!
Comment by Maggie Hanus on May 8, 2010 at 7:30pm
ConciouslyFrugal, I don't know what kind of crappy soap you're using, but sounds like you could use a primo bar of moisturizing, natural handmade soap. All soap is not bad....just the crappy ones.
Comment by ConsciouslyFrugal on May 8, 2010 at 9:48pm
Thanks, Maggie. I recently found an au-natural soap that works well for my body but have been using the OCM after checking out the link Tory provided and it's working beautifully. My face is LOVING it. But thanks for the link, regardless!
Comment by Juli on June 6, 2010 at 10:07pm
I've been using baking soda to wash and herbal vigegars to rinse for about a year now and it's working great. I have really thick, curly long hair but no problems at all :)

I'm looking for natural/homemade deoderant. I've tried baking soda and it doesn't do it for me.
Comment by Tory on June 6, 2010 at 10:44pm
A picture of my homemade deodorant

Comment by Michelle Natale on December 16, 2010 at 8:48pm

Hey y'all!

I was wondering, if any of you make your own lye soap....

And if so, if you use liquid lye or the powder/flakes?

If you use liquid, do you use it ounce for ounce?

Comment by Cornelia on January 25, 2011 at 10:44am
ReadyMade has a slideshow (which means way too much clicking around) with great recipes for lotion, cheek stain, eyeliner, sugar wax and more. Check it here.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on February 15, 2011 at 1:31pm
Finally tried the OCM... and it is working! (okay you can laugh now) I am 57 and live in a high desert area in Colorado so saying I am not needing moisturizers, makeup removers, or face soap that has all the chemicals in it is a wonderful thing!


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