Getting Started

New to this whole DIY thing? No worries!

What ingredients will I need?

Here’s an ingredient overview and a couple great starter shopping lists to help you get started.

What equipment will I need?

From a scale to spatulas, you’ll need some equipment to get started (you probably have most of it already).

Where to buy ingredients

You’ll need some ingredients—this page is full of links to places to shop all over the world.

Simple Starter Formulations

These DIYs are a great place to get started—they don’t require too many ingredients, they come together easily, and they’re pretty much foolproof!

Easy Natural Lotion for Beginners

Easy Natural Lotion for Beginners

If you've been wanting to dive into making your very own easy natural lotion, start here! This post is the first in a series on how to create your very own lotions. Today I'll teach you how to make a basic lotion, and in upcoming posts I'll teach you how to customize...

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Essential Reading

Learn about carrier oils, essential oils, solubility, substitutions, and more. I’ve also got clean-up tips, shopping lists, and all kinds of other helpful information.

How to make your lotion lighter

How to make your lotion lighter

If you dream of fluid body milks, ultra-light emulsions, and fast-absorbing lotions, this post is for you. Today I'll be teaching you how to make thinner, lighter emulsions—I'm sharing three different strategies that you can mix and match to create the fast-absorbing...

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How to make your lotion richer

How to make your lotion richer

I struggled with what to title this post. I will be teaching you how to make your lotions richer and thicker, but the formulation skill behind that richness & thickness boosting is so much more than that! I will go as far as to say if you don't know how to do...

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How to make your lotions thicker

How to make your lotions thicker

If you want to make thicker lotions and creams, you've come to the right place! In this post I'll be teaching you three different (easy!) strategies for thickening and adding body to your natural lotions. You can use these strategies alone or combine them–it's up to...

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6 body butter mistakes most newbies make

6 body butter mistakes most newbies make

Body butters are a fabulous place to start your formulating journey. I started with lip balms and body butters and made a lot of mistakes along the way; I'm hoping this post can help save you from a few of them! Want to watch this project instead of reading it? Watch...

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