Getting StartedNew to this whole DIY thing? No worries!
DIY for Beginners
Totally new to DIY? This article is for you. It’s full of awesome links, great starter projects, and more.
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 measuring spoons 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 Recipes
These recipes are a great place to get started—they don’t require too many ingredients, they come together easily, and they’re pretty much foolproof!
I'm having a hard time deciding what it is I love most about these perfect body butter bars. Is it how they melt perfectly on contact with my skin and absorb quickly? Is it their amazing, delicious scent, which comes entirely from the butters and oils they're made...read more
I am absolutely in love with cocoa butter these days. It just smells so good, and it melts at just the right temperature, and it’s all smooth and soft (unlike some butters which are sticky on the skin). Best of all, it leaves you smelling of a beautiful, high-end...read more
This peppermint cocoa lip balm was just supposed to be a peppermint lip balm, but my cocoa butter had more ambitious plans. It is a beautiful, fragrant cocoa butter, and in the end I got a lip balm that smells like a delicious little Girl Guide cookie. It glides on...read more
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For anyone who makes soap, this whole entry will be fairly redundant. However, I've been getting a lot of questions lately from people who say they are scared of lye, and want to know how to make soap without lye. They're either afraid of working with it, or they...read more
Well, I've been making some neat products (and some great messes) over the last few years with my beloved DIY products. In the process, I've figured out that there are two categories of equipment; things that you can share between your kitchen and food prep life, and...read more