What’s Cooking

Working has put me beyond on my crafting projects.  Every now and again, I read Ready Made Magazine but what person who is interesting in making things does not read it.  I came across an article entitled Ready Whip.  The section has a few recipes to create your home spa such as Lebanese hair-removing body sugar, shaving cream, and herbal shampoo.  I became really interested in the herbal shampoo because purchasing Carol’s Daughter products puts a dent into my pockets.  After giving it some consideration, I decided why not make my own shampoo and hair conditioner as it is cheaper.  It occurred to me to make my own shea butter as well, and give some as gifts for the holidays.

I did some research about making your own cosmetics and came across the website http://www.makeyourowncosmetics.com with some great recipes people can make at own.  It even has a difficulty rating to the recipes from one being the easiest to four being the most difficult.  There are also some books on making own your body care products such as Organic Body Care Recipes: 150 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing & Vibrant Skin and Natural Beauty Recipe Book: How to Make Your Own Organic Products.   There are were some websites where one can purchase supplies to make your own body care products such as http://www.mountainroseherbs.com, http://www.brambleberry.com, http://www.cranberrylane.com, and http://www.essentialwholesale.com.

I am going to try the herbal shampoo recipe giving in Ready Made magazine as my first body care product, and if goes well, then making a hair conditioner will not be far beyond.  The amazing part is that some of the homemade products have a shelf life from 6 to 12 months, but that is fine since they are products people generally use on a regular basis.  However, it’s always good to do some research and know how to make the products properly.


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