26 December 2014

homemade skincare xmas pressies


I also made some skincare things in our kitchen. It was really good fun! Sort of like cooking but with a longer lasting outcome ; ) I made roughly six sets of these. Very experimental, but they seem to actually work. I stuck to basic natural ingredients like Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, almond oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E oil, wheatgerm oil and essential oils, that kind of thing. The smells were quite woodlandy with pine, spruce, juniper, cedar wood and also bergamot, vetiver and lavender.

The packaging I found online, they are made in the UK by lucky hap. The labels took the longest to make because I couldn't get the Word template to line up with the labels when I printed them. Nightmare! The pictures are stamps that I had already. I really enjoyed thinking up cheesy names for my 'range'! ; ).

perfumes and body oil


and scented soy wax candle in enamelled mug


I made canvas pouches and found these matches on ebay...


ingredients leaflet

sewn baking paper bags. So I'm planning to make some more of these things because its very satisfying to use it knowing whats in it, and I can chose how I want it to smell too. Right, now to make some anti-wrinkle cream...hmm...


17 comments:

  1. These are absolutely beautiful! There must have been lots of happy people on Christmas day! I'm feeling all festive all over again :)

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  2. Gosh, they look so professional. You make amazing stuff!

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  3. These look amazing! Have been wanting to make something like this myself for ages and might have to give a go now! X

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  4. amazing ! well done !

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  5. These are fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous! I've been looking for aluminium bottles for ages. Would you be able to post Lucky Hap's website address?. Huge thanks and happy holidays x

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  6. Stunning! The idea, the packing and I am sure the content too ;) It would be great if you could share the recipes (if you don't mind that is). Or a website which you might have used for making these. Thanks so much and lots of love xxx

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  7. Love these! The packaging is beautiful. Can I ask where you found the recipes? If i know something works then I'm up for making it!

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  8. I'm in awe! How do you find the time! They are beautiful :)

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  9. You're incredibily talented! Such beautiful and thoughful pressies... I'm in awe!

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  10. Oh my gosh, what a stunning gift to receive! They look so professional and beautiful - you should pop these on Etsy, they'd fly off the shelves!

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  11. Artemis?
    You're my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Lovely work. I haven't made all that in years but I miss it. There's something wonderful about calling on your inner apothecary to make such nourishing things.
    Jenn@JennsCraftyWorld

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  13. These kits are beautiful. I also love the candle! A lovely gift to make, but stunning to receive. I love your blog and Instagram account.

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  14. These kits are beautiful. I also love the candle! A lovely gift to make, but stunning to receive. I love your blog and Instagram account.

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  15. Artemis, you are so gifted and inspiring! x

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