First of all, I congratulate you on stepping into fresh, handmade and natural cosmetics!
Thank you for getting our help on your new journey.
You may be a little nervous to see if you can make it.
This is a very normal feeling that your brain feels when starting a new task so that it can adapt better.
Now take a deep breath and enjoy the task.
Why you should enjoy the task ?
Because I have handled all the stresfull part for you ! Choosing, finding and scaling the ingredients to reach the right product texture and effect.
I met hundereds of people who are interested in natural skincare and they attended my workshops, my trainings and my webinars. As I observed, for a new beginner the most stressfull part of the DIY cosmetics is handling (choosing, buying, scaling!) the ingredients. The most pleasent part of the DIY cosmetics is the experience of making a functional product that you can actually use it!
The process is specially designed for you to both gain a new skill and feel the satisfaction of achievement of a task.
The box in your hand is offer you both an experience and a fresh, handmade, natural cosmetic product.
Isn't it great
Let's get started, shall we ?
Step 1: Getting know the ingredients
Here is the box!
Let's open it!
What do you need to provide from home to make Gentle Oil Cleanser ?
- Clean, dry heat resistant mixing bowl or beaker
- Clean, dry stirring rod
- A clean, dry funnel (optional)
- A double boiler
How to set up a simple double boiler?
All you need to have a stainless steel souce pan, water and heater.
Fill the souce pan 2-3 cm water and put on the heater. Wait untill it boils. When it boils decrease the heat to a medium level. Asure that the bottles don't float on the water, they should stand still to avoid topple.
That is how a simple double boiler look like!
Step 2 : How to Make it
1- Add Emulsifying Wax in to the heat resistant beaker or mixing bowl.
2- Grab Coconut Oil Bottle
3- Place the Shea Butter and heat resistant beaker in the double boiler which is operating at a medium heath level.
4- While emulsifying wax and coconut oil are melting in the double boiler; you can start to mix the granules and powders in a seperate, dry mixing bowl. Start with Kaolin Clay
5- Next Granulated sugar
6- Poppy seed
7- Mix them very well
6- Wait for all the solid pieces to melt. Take away the bottle and beaker from the heater as soon as they are melted.
7- Melted emulsifying wax shold looks like this.
8- Pour melted coconut oil onto the mixed granulated sugar, kaolin clay and poppy seeds. Mix well
9- Add melted emulsifying wax to the mixture.
9- Stir well.
10- Add castor oil
12- And Polyglyceryl 4-Oleate. Polyglyceryl 4-Oleate is a thick fluid. Please wait untill it all flows from the bottle.
13- Mix very well
14- Add vitamin E.
15- For a citrusy aroma add Sweet Orange Essential Oil. It's all optional. If you don't like floral aromas you can add another essential oil whichever you want or you can prepare the product without an essential oil if you prefer unscented.
16- Stir very well
It's almost done!
17- It's time to pour the freshest Sugar Scrub to its container!
18- Pour carefully not to spill.
19- Your sugar scrub is ready!
You can use it when it comes to room temperature.
The balm gets the best consistency after 24 hours.
Step 3: How to Use it
Recommended use at face, body, hands and feet once in a week.
Take a small amount (size of an almond) of balm on your finger. Put on your skin part where desired and gently circular massage for 1-2 minutes. Rinse after massaging and apply your favorite moisturiser.
Do not apply extra pressure while using all scrubs. Gently massaging will be enough for a healthy scrubbing. Otherwise you may cause irritation.
Avoid to apply eye area and neck.
Hope you like the experience of making your own Softening Balm.
And hope you will love to use an oil based cleanser as well.
If you haven't try the rest of our Ready to make DIY Kits you can check out from this link.