Most of us have never even thought of making cosmetics at home. In fact, very few people are aware of the fact that making cosmetic at home is very easy. It is the same as basic cooking. By learning to make your own cosmetics, you have at your finger tips not only more luxurious products than you could afford to buy, but also more of them to suit your skin.
You just have to follow a few recipes. Go in your kitchen, pick the right ingredients, mix them and you will soon have a beauty cream or lotion in your hand. Creams and emulsions are all basically a mixture of water and oily substances, waxes and fragrances. Oil and waxes should never be exposed to direct heat as they can burn and an intense heat can change the preparation. Separate enamel or Pyrex bowls of oils and waxes are placed in a large pan filled with hot water. When the oil and waxes have melted, remove the bowl from the heat and continue stirring with a wooden spoon. while stirring, add water to the waxes and oils. Soon the cream will cool and thicken. Continue stirring or beating until the cream is cool, then put it into a jar and its ready to use.
Most of the ingredients used in preparing these creams and lotions are readily available from a good chemist or health food shop. None of these home made cosmetics contain preservatives, so be sure to screw jars tightly.