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tropit 01-24-2021 11:25 AM

Do You Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products?
 
Do you make your own, natural skincare and haircare products? Got any tips, recipes, or websites to go to for more info? Please post...thanks!

Onebyone 01-24-2021 03:30 PM

No but I found a website you can enter the name brand of a beauty product and it will list the bad stuff in them. I have stopped using most of what I was using. Even the products I thought were mild and natural. My skin and hair feel better. My skin is not dry feeling and I don't need the lotion or creams very much at all. https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

SusieQOH 01-24-2021 04:10 PM

I make my own skincare products and have done so for a long time. Some sites: Gorgeously Green (Sophie Uliano), Live Simply( Kristin Marr, Wellness Mama (Katie Wells). There are many others, also some good tutorials on Youtube.
I don't make hair products but I make body butters, facial serums, body scrubs and things like that. I don't buy any of those products anymore and my skin looks and feels better than it has in years.

tropit 01-25-2021 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Onebyone (Post 8455249)
No but I found a website you can enter the name brand of a beauty product and it will list the bad stuff in them. I have stopped using most of what I was using. Even the products I thought were mild and natural. My skin and hair feel better. My skin is not dry feeling and I don't need the lotion or creams very much at all. https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Cool...thanks!

I need to change up my skin and hair routine. My skin and hair are so much dryer now that I'm a senior. I think that's normal, but that doesn't mean that I have to like it. :)

tropit 01-25-2021 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by SusieQOH (Post 8455256)
I make my own skincare products and have done so for a long time. Some sites: Gorgeously Green (Sophie Uliano), Live Simply( Kristin Marr, Wellness Mama (Katie Wells). There are many others, also some good tutorials on Youtube.
I don't make hair products but I make body butters, facial serums, body scrubs and things like that. I don't buy any of thoseT products anymore and my skin looks and feels better than it has in years.

Thanks...I've been to a couple of those sites. I'll check out the others. I'm on the hunt!

SusieQOH 01-25-2021 01:16 PM

tropit- it's not hard at all to make your own products and they are wonderful. My sister and I use them all the time. That's about all the "cooking" I do lol. My husband is the cook of the house. He would love your posts, in fact I show him many :)

tropit 01-28-2021 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by SusieQOH (Post 8455449)
tropit- it's not hard at all to make your own products and they are wonderful. My sister and I use them all the time. That's about all the "cooking" I do lol. My husband is the cook of the house. He would love your posts, in fact I show him many :)

(((SusieQOH))) Thanks! I was a Bio major in college and my very favorite classes were the labs, especially the chemistry lab. Cooking and chemistry are really the same thing, except the cooks don't get the same kudos as the scientists.

Which reminds me...I was an "older" student when I went back to college (mid 30s, 2 little kids, full time job,) and my chemistry lab partner was a young man, who seemed to find pleasure in labeling me, "the little housewife," and told me, "to go back home to the kitchen where I belonged." (True story!) He was always sabotaging my experiments. I was a good student, so it could hurt my grade point average, if I didn't do well. He was a terrible student who was barely passing. I totally, "flubbed," the last experiment that we were working on together and darn...he didn't pass the class and had to take it over. Just "desserts," I say. :) (A intentional play on words.)

SusieQOH 01-28-2021 03:51 PM

What a loser!!!!https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images...es/biggrin.png

tropit 02-03-2021 08:53 AM

SusieQOH...can you share a recipe of yours for a body butter?

WMUTeach 02-04-2021 04:59 AM

Just subscribed to this thread. Boy oh boy a boon to my interests to combat dry skin and hair. Started with a humidifier but there are days when my skin hurts because it is so dry! Some good natural "home grown" products will please me to no end.

Topit, your chemistry story is a gem and beats mine all away around the block. I had a high school lab partner who was popular and charming and a sloth that did little on team projects. I eventually complained to the teacher and the student teacher who was teaching that particular unit that I was doing all of the work while he was getting credit for it. The very astute student teacher assured me that she was aware of who was really doing the work and who was being carried along for the ride. I got the "A" and guess who did not. As I recall, that was the first time I stood up for myself and the victory was sweet!!
Kitchen chemists unite!



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