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...