Cosmetics

Want to make homemade cosmetics? Whether you are looking to make your own soap or create a face mask, this is the place to be! I have covered everything you need to know to get started making melt and pour and cold process soaps, including recipes for breastmilk melt and pour soap and an amazing AHA exfoliating melt and pour soap (that one’s not for use during pregnancy).

There are two facemasks, and I’ve also perfected a melt and pour shampoo bar recipe and created a vegan melt and pour conditioner recipe (this can double up as a lotion bar… use sparingly)!

Looking for something advanced? I’ve also developed techniques to solve common melt and pour issues, such as my Double Melt method to create colourful layers in your melt and pour loaf soaps, and my article on how to get a swirl effect in melt and pour soap.

I will be moving into more cold process this year (I struggled to get lye last year), which I am SO excited about and I also have an upcoming article testing the mythical original Roman soap recipe (this adventure combined experimental archaeology and soapmaking fun).

What are you waiting for?

Cosmetic Recipes:

Easy melt and pour breastmilk soap recipe

Vegan conditioner bar recipe

Vegan melt and pour hair shampoo bar recipe

At-home DIY facial for new mamas!

One-ingredient avocado face mask recipe (spoiler alert: The one ingredient is avocado)

Purifying breastmilk clay face mask recipe

Easy AHA exfoliating melt and pour soap recipe (variations for all skin types)

Easy vegan breastmilk lotion bar (scheduled for 3rd May 2021)

How to make your own soap:

The complete guide to soapmaking at home (longread)

All about essential oils in melt and pour soapmaking (infographic)

How to get the essential oil scent to show up in soap

History of essential oils in soap

How to safely use essential oils in home-made soap (and infographic)

How to get a colour swirl effect in melt and pour soap

The Double Melt method for layering colours in melt and pour soap

Soapmaking: What is a water discount?

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