The other day felt a little like Christmas here, when this little pile of parcels were delivered in the mail. I always get a little excited when I receive a parcel through the post, even when I know what it's going to be.
Most of this little pile was the result of my ordering some ingredients to make home made toiletries and cosmetics. One item was something I bought for my small business and another was a natural beauty order I placed with a new to me website. (More in another post)
One ingredient had been delivered the day before, namely some white beeswax pellets. These are necessary for a recipe I want to try to make a new moisturiser and they should also be good for making lip balms, plus numerous other things I'm sure.
In this delivery there was some cocoa butter and shea butter to use in creams and lotions, some Fuller's Earth or bentonite clay which is good for using in face masks, some organic essential oils (peppermint and lavender - I didn't have peppermint and my lavender has virtually run out) and last but not least was some Vitamin E oil which is apparently a good preservative for natural cosmetics and also a good oil to use in skin care and other preparations.
Here's a picture of my natural beauty ingredients haul.
I think that I now have just about everything I need to start making my own toiletries and cosmetics and it is very exciting to contemplate what I'm going to make with these ingredients.
In recent weeks I have been collecting together a couple of recipes I want to try and I have been washing and saving various empty pots and bottles from used up cosmetics, to save both waste and money, by sparing me the need to buy new bottles and jars, so I should have plenty of receptacles for the items I do make for the time being at least.
The fun starts here. I'll keep you posted.