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DIY - I make my own cosmetics


I'm starting to make my own cosmetics

In just a few years, "Do It Yourself" has gained ground in the home. While this trend began with decoration and creative hobbies, it has quickly spread to the field of beauty. There are now numerous blogs and specialist websites offering hundreds of DIY cosmetics recipes. But why make them yourself when there are so many cosmetics brands offering complete ranges that are highly effective, laboratory-tested and affordable? Quite simply because making your own cosmetics gives you total freedom and independence in the composition of your product. You can have complete control over the origin of each raw material, customise your product down to the last drop and according to your desires, reduce packaging by aiming for zero waste with recyclable glass containers and save money on the cost of your finished product. It's all possible. Your deodorant, day cream, styling wax, shower gel, after-sun lotion !


My own cosmetics, yes. But not just any old way !

While the idea of making your own beauty products sounds tempting, there are a few precautions you should take to protect your health and the health of those who will use your products. Don't jump headlong into the first recipe you find on the internet.

1 - The first rule is hygiene. The work surface must be disinfected and sterilised. Hands must be thoroughly washed. Strict hygiene rules are imposed on manufacturers in order to market their products. If you have nothing to fear from an official inspection in your home, make sure you follow these common sense rules to avoid microbial contamination. Disinfect all your utensils with unmodified 70% alcohol. This includes utensils you've patiently collected beforehand (old pots and tubes) and silicone moulds you've bought in specialist shops.

2 - Secondly, before you start making your own cosmetics, make sure you don't have any allergies or dermatological intolerances to certain raw materials, essential oils or spices. For this reason, you should carry out tests directly on your skin (a small drop of EO in the crease of the elbow and wait 24 hours to confirm that there is no allergy).

3 - The third rule : You're going to use natural products that don't contain a whole host of chemical preservatives (or endocrine disruptors). However, in order to preserve your products properly, you will need to add a few drops of natural preservative to the product during manufacture (Benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, wheat germ oil, etc.). Keep them in a cool place, away from air, light and heat.

4 - Fourth rule : respect the dosage! Putting twice the indicated amount in your homemade cosmetics won't make them any more effective! Essential oils, for example, are powerful active ingredients. So it's essential to stick to the dosage indicated in beauty care recipes. You have a margin of 1 to 2 drops, no more! It's important to know that they are not recommended for pregnant women (for the first 3 months) or for children under the age of 3 (with a few exceptions). It's also important not to apply them to mucous membranes or around the eyes.

List of equipment needed

To get started making your own cosmetics, you'll need a minimum amount of equipment. Pyrex bowl, mini whisk, spatula, measuring spoon, transfer pipette, mini funnel, small saucepans for manufacturing. Bottles or containers, preferably glass, for packaging your finished products. There's no need to turn your kitchen into a little chemist's workshop either.

The essential natural health and beauty recipe booklet

You've taken the plunge and decided to make your own daily cosmetics. This booklet of 36 Anaé recipes will help you do just that. For several years, the Anaé brand has been developing an ecological range of simple, natural, long-lasting and economical hygiene and cosmetics. The idea of this recipe booklet was therefore a natural extension of this approach. All the recipes in this booklet have been tested and approved. Their aim was to create a recipe booklet that was simple to prepare, using as few ingredients as possible to make it accessible to as many people as possible, without cluttering up the bathroom! Most of the recipes described below are taken from this booklet.

SPOTLIGHT ON MY HOME-MADE COSMETICS RECIPES

Body care recipes

I make my own after-sun lotion

Ingrédients :

For approximately 100 ml of milk :
120 ml (107 g) organic camelina oil
2 level teaspoons (5 g) beeswax
35 ml (35 g) spring water, chamomile hydrolate or orange blossom hydrolate
6 ml (1 heaped teaspoon) organic vegetable glycerine
10 drops of vitamin E antioxidant preservative
20 drops of true lavender essential oil (lavandula angustifolia)

In practice :

- Melt the beeswax with the camelina oil in a bain-marie until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
- Remove from the heat and add the glycerine, vitamin E preservative and lavender essential oil.
- Slowly add the water, mixing gently with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.
- Continue mixing until the mixture has completely cooled.
- Pour into your pump bottle.

Vidéo :

The products I need for this recipe :

Vitamin E for cosmetics - 10 ml

This product was definitely stopped by the manufacturer. We will therefore no longer have it for sale. Sorry about that bad news....
€3.75
Unavailable, sorry !
Out of stock

Cream pump bottle - 100 ml

Transparent glass bottle with pump and natural beechwood stopper to make and store your fluid cosmetic preparations: milks, lotions,...
€5.79
In stock


I make my own shower gel

Ingrédients :

- 250 ml anaé neutral cleansing base,
- 1 tablespoon organic vegetable glycerine,
- 10 drops he petit-grain bigarade,
- 10 drops he rose geranium,
- 2 tbsp rose water

In practice :

- In a container of at least half a litre, mix the essential oils with the glycerine.
- Add the Anaé® neutral cleansing base, stirring with a wooden spoon.
- Then stir in the rose water.

Pour into a pump bottle and use your shower gel over an Anaé® shower flower. Very little product is needed, so it's very economical.

The products I need for this recipe :

Neutral liquid soap - 1 litre

(7) 
This Anaé neutral cleansing base can be used as is or personalized according to your desires with an essential oil or glycerin. Shower...
€7.42
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Organic vegetable glycerin - 200 ml

(2) 
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-20% €5.07 €6.33
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Out of stock


I make my own deodorant

Ingrédients :

- 25 g organic coconut oil
- 15 g bicarbonate of soda
- 10 g talcum powder
- 5 drops palmarosa essential oil
- 2.5 g beeswax (1/2 tsp)

In practice :

- Start by weighing out all your ingredients.
- Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a bain-marie.
- Once the mixture has melted, gently stir in the bicarbonate and then the talcum powder.
- Finally, add a few drops of Palmarosa essential oil and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into your deodorant stick or jar and leave to cool.
- Use the deodorant at room temperature. If it's very hot, put it in the fridge.

The products I need for this recipe :

Baking soda cosmetic - 500 grs

(3) 
Cosmetic grade baking soda is ideal for making your own cosmetics and offers multiple uses for hygiene and care for the whole family:...
€3.00
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Talc powder - 300 grs

(2) 
Anaé Talc Powder is 100% natural, without perfume or adjuvant. It is particularly indicated for hygiene and daily care of babies and...
€4.58
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I make my own body scrub

Ingrédients :

- 40 grams coconut oil
- 80 grams caster sugar (double the amount of oil)
- 6 drops of essential oil of your choice (lavender, orange, lemon, etc.)
- 2 drops of vitamin E (anti-oxidant) for preservation

And for a firming scrub, you can add coffee grounds (50 grams) by increasing the amount of coconut oil to obtain a supple texture.

In practice :

- Heat the coconut oil in a bain-marie if it is solid or not liquid enough.
- Mix in the caster sugar and coffee grounds if you have chosen to add them.
- Then mix the oil and sugar with the coffee grounds.
- Add the essential oil and the drops of vitamin E.

The products I need for this recipe :

Vitamin E for cosmetics - 10 ml

This product was definitely stopped by the manufacturer. We will therefore no longer have it for sale. Sorry about that bad news....
€3.75
Unavailable, sorry !
Out of stock

Facial care recipes

I make my own moisturiser

Ingrédients :

- 6 g (2.5 tsp) beeswax.
- 60 ml organic camelina oil
- 50 ml organic rose water

In practice :

- Melt the beeswax in a bain-marie.
- Add the organic camelina oil and water.
- Mix well to obtain a smooth, homogenous cream.
- Add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice.
- Transfer to a jar and seal tightly.

Vidéo :

The products I need for this recipe :


I make my own cleansing milk

Ingrédients :

- 100 ml (92 g) organic camelina oil (6 tbsp)
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 60 ml rose water (4 tbsp)
- 2 tbsp vegetable glycerine
- 15 drops of Rose Geranium essential oil.

In practice :

- Melt the beeswax and pour the mixture into a bowl, then add the organic glycerine.
- Add the organic Camelina oil, stirring gently to blend the mixture.
- Place the bowl in a bain-marie and gently warm the mixture.
- Warm the rose water in the same way.
- Remove the bowl containing the oil mixture; it should not be too hot, to prevent the omega-3 fatty acids in the camelina oil from breaking down.
- Pour the warm rosewater into the oil mixture and whisk vigorously to obtain an emulsion. You can use a hand blender for ease of use.
- Add the Rose Geranium essential oil and stir gently.

Your cleansing milk is ready, you can pour it into a small glass jar or spray for use.

Vidéo :

The products I need for this recipe :

Organic vegetable glycerin - 200 ml

(2) 
At Penn'Ty Bio, we don't like waste! Instead of throwing our stock, we lowered the price of this product because the Minimal Durability...
-20% €5.07 €6.33
Unavailable, sorry !
Out of stock

Cream pump bottle - 100 ml

Transparent glass bottle with pump and natural beechwood stopper to make and store your fluid cosmetic preparations: milks, lotions,...
€5.79
In stock


I make my own lip balm

Ingrédients :

- ½ CS beeswax
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 1 CS organic camelina oil.

In practice :

- Melt the beeswax and organic coconut oil in a bain-marie.
- Remove from the heat, add the organic camelina oil and stir quickly.
- Pour into a small jar and leave to cool so that the mixture hardens.

The products I need for this recipe :


I make my own clay toothpaste

Ingrédients :

- 4 tbsp white clay
- 1 teaspoon cosmetic bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tbsp peppermint essential oil
- 1 glass jar

In practice :
Mix the clay and bicarbonate of soda, then add the essential oil. That's all there is to it !

The products I need for this recipe :

Baking soda cosmetic - 500 grs

(3) 
Cosmetic grade baking soda is ideal for making your own cosmetics and offers multiple uses for hygiene and care for the whole family:...
€3.00
In stock


I make my own whitening toothpaste

Ingrédients :

- ½ CS powdered activated charcoal
- 2 tablespoons cosmetic bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (olive, rapeseed, coconut, etc.)
- 1 to 2 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional)
- 1 glass jar

In practice :

Mix everything together: activated charcoal powder and bicarbonate in a small glass jar. Add the oil and essential oil. Mix well.

The products I need for this recipe :

Activated carbon - 30 grs

Vegetable activated carbon has an excellent adsorption capacity, which in particular gives it very interesting purifying and...
€3.67
In stock

Baking soda cosmetic - 500 grs

(3) 
Cosmetic grade baking soda is ideal for making your own cosmetics and offers multiple uses for hygiene and care for the whole family:...
€3.00
In stock


I make my own anti-blackhead poultice

Ingrédients :

- 1 tbsp rhassoul powder
- 10 ml organic Damask rose hydrolate
- 4 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 glass jar

In practice :
Mix the rhassoul powder, rose hydrosol and tea tree essential oil in a bowl, ingredient by ingredient. Stir between each addition. Transfer the mixture to your glass container.

The products I need for this recipe :

Rhassoul powder - 500 grs

(4) 
Rhassoul is a natural mineral clay harvested in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. It is used in cosmetics for skin and hair care....
€5.33
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Hair care recipes

I make my own styling wax

Ingrédients :

- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1 CS dry oil (argan, jojoba)
- A few drops of essential oil if necessary.

In practice :

- Melt the oils and beeswax over a low heat.
- Remove from the heat and add the essential oil.
- Pour the resulting mixture into a jar.
- When you're ready to use it, take a dab of your preparation and warm it by rubbing it into your hands.

Vidéo :

The products I need for this recipe :


I make my own hair vinegar

Ingrédients :

- 1 L organic spirit vinegar,
- 2 handfuls of dried or fresh rosemary leaves.

In practice :

- Heat the vinegar until it boils.
- Add the rosemary and leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes, covered.
- Pour into a jar and leave to macerate for at least 15 days.
- Filter through a fine sieve or coffee filter.
- Add a little vinegar to the last rinse of your hair after shampooing or spray directly onto your hair.

The products I need for this recipe :

Hand care recipes

I make my own cream for dry hands

Ingrédients :

- 6 g (2.5 CC) beeswax
- 16 ml (15 g) camelina oil
- 5 g (1 heaped teaspoon) organic shea butter
- 10 ml calendula mother tincture.

In practice :

- Heat the beeswax, organic camelina oil and organic shea butter in a bain-marie.
- Mix until you obtain a homogeneous texture.
- Leave to cool to 40°C and add the calendula mother tincture.
- Pour the mixture into a jar and leave to cool and harden.

Vidéo :

The products I need for this recipe :


Nail cleaning

Ingrédients :

- 2 CC baking soda
- 1 L warm water

In practice :
Mix the bicarbonate of soda in the warm water and immerse your hands for 15 mins. You can use a brush if necessary. Rinse with clean water.

The products I need for this recipe :

Baking soda cosmetic - 500 grs

(3) 
Cosmetic grade baking soda is ideal for making your own cosmetics and offers multiple uses for hygiene and care for the whole family:...
€3.00
In stock