DIY Cosmetica


Whipped Sugar Scrub from Soap Scraps

Whipped soap scrubs are very effective for exfoliating the skin while cleaning it. Although many suppliers will have a whipped soap base… — 3 min read

Roll-on Deodorant with Zinc Ricinoleate

Previously I wrote about natural deodorants. One of those is a creamy texture deodorant you apply the same as cream or lotion. The other… — 3 min read

Cocoa Butter Solid Conditioner Bar

I've shared a recipe for a solid conditioner bar with mango butter in a previous post . Mango butter is softer than cocoa butter and… — 3 min read

How to Make a Basic Lotion / Cream

In this post, I want to give you the basic information you need to make your lotions and creams. If you have never made a lotion or a cream… — 10 min read

Body Wash and Shampoo for Kids

This recipe was formulated for my toddler and was inspired by the Weleda kids' body shower and shampoo. I was looking for a creamy… — 4 min read

Moisturizing Hibiscus Shower Gel

I love using botanicals in my skincare products, and hibiscus is one of my favorite botanicals since it has a beautiful color which gives… — 2 min read

Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Face Serum

Face serum is a light product that contains a high concentration of active ingredients. It has the consistency of a liquid or gel. It is… — 3 min read

Lip Gloss

Make your lip gloss, choose your color or mix colors to create a unique personal color. This lip gloss combines oils and butter, making it a… — 1 min read

Marble Shikakai Shampoo Bar

This recipe is formulated for wavy or curly hair. If you have never made a solid shampoo bar before, I recommend reading this post here… — 4 min read

Light Body Lotion

This recipe is for a light body lotion. It is a great lotion for when we want something not as heavy that will absorb fast and moisturize… — 3 min read

Cleansing Balm

If you are looking for a non-drying alternative to makeup removers, cleansing balms are excellent. With your fingers, the cleansing balm… — 3 min read

Clarifying Shampoo

This recipe is for liquid shampoo. If you prefer to make a solid shampoo bar, please check the "hair" category. I have uploaded many recipes… — 4 min read

Solid Shampoo Bar for Dry Hair

This post and recipe are for dry hair or curly hair types. If you have never made a shampoo bar before, I recommend reading this post here… — 4 min read

Emulsified Body Butter

This recipe is for emulsified body butter. The difference between body lotion and emulsified body butter is that a body lotion contains more… — 3 min read

Dandelion Glycolic Face Wash

In this post, we will use the dandelion infusion to be our water-based main ingredient in this face wash. The glycolic face wash is… — 2 min read

Avocado Cold Process Soap

If you have never made soap before, I suggest starting with the soap for beginners recipe or the 100% coconut oil soap . This recipe… — 2 min read

Natural Solid Deodorant

I have shared a recipe for a creamy natural deodorant in a previous post. This recipe contains the same ingredients but different… — 2 min read

Dandelion Hair Spray

In this post, we will use the dandelion infusion to be our water-based main ingredient for a hair spray. If you need a simple hair spray to… — 2 min read

Lip Balm (With Infused Oil)

This lip balm has a beautiful pinky color. It's a combination of infused oil and mica powder. The lip balm has a very light tint, nothing… — 2 min read

Natural Cream Deodorant

DIY deodorants are easy and very effective. They do not clog the pores, so they will not block the sweat. Natural deodorants contain… — 2 min read

Easy Vegan Lips and Cheeks Tint

This is a super easy, vegan recipe for lips and cheeks tint. Although there are only four ingredients, this lips and cheeks tint will give… — 1 min read

Neem and Rose Petals Solid Shampoo Bar

This recipe is for a botanical solid shampoo bar. If you wish to learn about hair types and each type's needs, check out this post about… — 2 min read

Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm

Dry lips, especially during dry seasons, can be sore and flaky. This recipe is for a moisturizing lip balm that you can apply to your lips a… — 2 min read

Hair Types and Needs

The scalp's ph is very similar to the skin on the rest of our body – it is around 4.5 – 5.5. The hair's ph is slightly more acidic. Since… — 4 min read

Ingredients and Tools to Start Making Your Cosmetics

You decided to make some of your cosmetics products at home, what’s next? Which ingredients should you buy to begin creating your products… — 7 min read

Mango Butter Solid Conditioner Bar

This recipe is for a solid conditioner bar. If you have ever used a solid conditioner bar before, you know it lasts longer than a liquid… — 2 min read

Waxes in Cosmetics

This post will go over some of the most used waxes, the difference between them, and some information to help you decide which one to use in… — 3 min read

100% Coconut Oil Soap

Making only one oil soap is simple and only requires two ingredients. All you need is coconut oil and sodium hydroxide (lye). Soap recipes… — 2 min read

Amla Hair Mask

In the previous post, I posted a recipe for Amla shampoo bar, so to compliment the Amla shampoo bar, this post will be about Amla's hair… — 4 min read

Amla Shampoo Bar

In this recipe, we will make an Amla shampoo bar. This recipe is 200g which makes 2 bars. This shampoo bar is best for straight and wavy… — 4 min read

Calamine Salve

In this post, I’ll show you how to make a calamine salve. People usually use calamine to relieve the itching and discomfort of minor skin… — 2 min read

Infusing Oils (no heating)

In this post I’ll explain to you step by step how to make your own oil infusion, oil infusion can be used for many cosmetics products, such… — 3 min read

Hibiscus Hands Sanitizer Gel

In this post I’ll explain to you step by step how to make your own hand sanitizer gel, using hibiscus infusion, which will give your gel a… — 2 min read

Lotion Bar

Lotion bars are such a good alternative to body lotions, they are chemical free, plastic free and easy to take on travels, they also last… — 2 min read

Moisturizing Body Lotion

Ingredients: Phase A Green tea hydrosol 32g Aloe vera juice 32g DL panthenol 1g Niacinamide 1g Phase B Cocoa butter 6g Almond oil… — 4 min read

Shampoo Bar for Beginners

If you are looking for an easy recipe to make your first solid shampoo bar, this post is for you. There is so much information online, so in… — 5 min read

How to Adjust the PH Level in Cosmetics

PH level is important when you’re making skin care products, not all products have the same PH level. Most skin care products will have a PH… — 4 min read

Face Scrub

This face scrub is creamy and cleansing, you can use it 2-3 times a week. It is a combination of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing… — 2 min read

Soap For Beginners

If you are looking for a simple beginners recipe, this article is for you. Soap can be made by using oils/butters combined with water… — 6 min read

Face Cleanser for Oily Skin

A great face cleanser that is gentle to the skin yet will clean your face thoroughly. Ingredients: 66.5 gr distilled water 1 gr panthenol… — 2 min read

Nutrition Shampoo Bar

Solid shampoo bars are environment friendly and are a part of the zero waste movement, not only you can easily travel with them, they last… — 1 min read

Pink Tinted Lip Balm

A lip balm is one of the easiest things you can make for yourself, it does not require preservatives since it's an oil base product, you can… — 1 min read

Summer Breeze Body Lotion

This body lotion is scented with summer breeze fragrance oil, which is perfect for the summer days after a long day at the beach. This… — 2 min read

AHA Jelly Face Mask

This is an easy AHA face mask, Alpha hydroxy acid helps to peel out outlayer skin which helps to smooth the skin and reduce pigmentation. I… — 1 min read

Jasmine Hand Cream

This hand cream does not contain any essential or fragrance oil, the jasmine scent comes from using jasmine wax. The wax also gives a nice… — 2 min read

Different Soaps from the same Batter

Remember to use protective gloves, glasses and long sleeves while working with caustics substancesses. Soaps are caustic for the first 2… — 2 min read

Happy Soap

This soap makes me happy. I made this soap using three leftovers bars of soap I had for a few months. I decided to cut the three bars into… — 1 min read

Camomile Face Cream

This camomile face cream is super easy and simple, making it great for beginners and those who don't have an entire cosmetic inventory. In… — 2 min read

Avocado Hair Mask

Ingredients: Phase A Distilled water 57g Panthenol powder 1g Glycerin 3g Naturale betaine 3g… — 2 min read

Basic Equipment for Soap Making

Basic tools and ingredients you'll need to make your own soap bars Safety Gear: gloves, glasses, and long sleeves. Mixing Bowls preferably… — 1 min read

Miceller Face Cleanser

This is a simple micellar face cleanser/makeup remover. I formulated this simple yet effective miceller for my teen daughter, who needs… — 2 min read

Shikakai Solid Shampoo

Shampoo bars are such a great alternative to regular liquid shampoos, they are plastic-free, easy to travel with, they last for many showers… — 3 min read