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 Soothing Balm ?
- Clean, dry heat resistant mixing bowl or beaker
- Clean, dry stirring rod
- 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 Hemp Seed Oil into the heat resistant beaker or mixing bowl.
2- Next add Calendula Oil.
3- Next add Emulsifying Wax and Candelila Wax into the heat resistant beaker or mixing bowl.
4- Wax & Oil Mixture and Shea Butter will melt at the double boiler.
5- Place the Shea Butter and heat resistant beaker in the double boiler which is operating at a medium heat level.
6- Wait for all the solid pieces to melt. Take away the bottle and container from the heater as soon as they are melted.
7- When the Shea Butter and mixture are melted, pour the Shea Butter over the mixture.
8- Stir the mixture very well. You should move the stirring rod slowly till the mixture become nontransparent.
9- That is what the nontransparent means exactly :)
10- It's time to add Vitamin E.
11- Stir well.
12- For a green floral aroma add Lavender Essential Oil. It's all optional. If you don't like green floral aromas you can add another essential oil whichever you want (not more than 1 ml) or you can prepare the product without an essential oil if you prefer odorless.
13- After adding essential oil stir well.
14- It's time to pour the mixture into its container.
15- You should pour before all the mixture gets hard.
16- Your Soothing Balm is ready!
You can use it when it gets a creamy texture after cool down.
Step 3: How to Use it
You can use Soothing Balm on a cracked, dry, itchy and flaky skin. It will soothe your skin reactions.
Recommended use at face, body, hands and feet.
Take a small amount of balm on your finger. Put on your skin part where desired and massage gently until covered with balm. Avoid to apply eye area.
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.