Monday, 19 October 2015

My Natural Beauty Product Making Kit

On Friday morning, having got on top of most of my chores the day before, I decided to do a quick re-organisation of my natural beauty product making kit.  It had been growing since I decided to start to make some of my own beauty products a few months ago and was starting to spill out of the basket and box I'd allocated to it, making my cupboard in the hallway look a bit untidy.

I pulled everything out that was relevant and re-organised my shelves a little to be able to allocate a full shelf to these products, in the hope that if they are kept all in one place and easily accessible, I would be able get on with attempting to make more products.

I'm afraid I didn't take before pictures, as I just got stuck in, but here's the shelf afterwards.

Everything did just about fit in in a reasonably organised manner and is now to hand all in one place, which does make life a little easier, as I can pick a recipe, go to the cupboard and get all the ingredients and I'm away.

As you can see, the ingredients are all out on the shelf and are grouped together according to what they are, more or less, i.e. powders, butters, salts, essential oils etc.

The basket contains all the empty receptacles I've been collecting to re-purpose for making my own products.  A few items have been bought specially, but for the most part they are recycled from things I have used up and removed labels from.

The white box (which incidentally was the box I kept LB's baby toiletries in when she was born) now holds lots of packaging products, much of which I am reusing after receiving them in various beauty boxes and delivery boxes.  A few of the more decorative things I have bought to try to make any homemade gifts more appealing.  Sometimes I think that the packaging can make all the difference in getting people to actually appreciate and try something homemade.

Finally, in this jar I'm collecting together lots of end bits of soy wax candles I use, so that I can melt them all down together and make a new candle at some point.  It might be a bit of a mix of smells when it eventually gets made, but hopefully in a good way.

I was reasonably happy with the end result, although I will no doubt tweak it at some point, and hopefully it will spur me on to get creating more products.  I'll keep you posted.


  1. All the stuff's there now so there's no excuse not to get started. Set yourself a date and go for it!

  2. Good for you. Everything being handy makes it so much easier to work with.

    God bless.