I've been making my own home and beauty recipes for years now. It took me awhile to accumulate everything I needed to have on hand for making my own homemade products. So, I wanted to share with you all a beginner's kit to making DIY recipes and everything that you need to get started.
I've sourced ingredients and supplies all over the place and have found that most of the items you can find on Amazon for cheap. I HIGHLY recommend you join Amazon Prime to get the free 2-day shipping. It costs about $75 for the year to do Amazon Prime, however, you quickly get that back!
So, if I had to narrow down to the most needed, this is what I would recommend you buy….
Beginner's Basic Kit to Making DIY Beauty Recipes:
1) Coconut Oil
This tops the list and you will need it in many recipes! Whether you are making soap, toothpaste, all purpose salve, pain rubs, or sleepytime cream for this kids, coconut oil is a necessity. Now, you don't need the high quality coconut oil that you cook with. I find that a great expeller-pressed works best! I buy mine from Tropical Traditions and wait for a sale combined with free shipping! Go sign up for their newsletter to get notified when there is a sale and a free shipping code! If you prefer to stick with Amazon, then I recommend this coconut oil. If you have a Sam's or Costco near you, then you can find coconut oil at a great price!
Having almond oil on hand to use as a carrier oil to making rollerball recipes with essential oils or a homemade anti-aging face serum is much needed! Almond oil has many benefits for the skin and hair and it makes a great makeup remover! CLICK HERE to buy.
I recommend you find a local beekeeper and talk to him about buying beeswax in bulk. I get mine for $5lb. However you can find beeswax on Amazon in easy-to-use pellets! Cutting a huge block of beeswax is very difficult so these pellets are easy to measure and use in your DIY recipes! CLICK HERE to buy.
Essential oils are the most important part of most DIY beauty recipes, so you should make sure you purchase the best brand. This is one item I DO NOT recommend you purchase off Amazon. Many essential oils from Amazon are tampered with and the quality is questionable. Since you are putting these DIY recipes on your body, I recommend you purchase therapeutic-grade essential oils. This is the brand I recommend and have used for over a year with confidence. You can purchase them directly from me through my referral link and I recommend you snag a wholesale starter kit. These kits have the most used oils for a discounted price! CLICK HERE to buy and check out the starter kits.
I love using 2oz metal tins to make all purpose salve, and homemade deodorant. When you are using essential oils in a recipes, you cannot use plastic. These small metal tins are cheapest on Specialty Bottle but you can find them on Amazon too!
If you use liquid stevia then SAVE your bottles! I use these dropper bottles to make hand sanitizer, face serum, and so many more things! You can find them in a 6-pack from Amazon for a great price! CLICK HERE to buy.
I find that Amazon has the cheapest price on bulk organic dried herbs. I buy a lot of calendula for soap and salve-making so I like THIS brand from Amazon. I, also, use other dried herbs like lavender, comfrey, and rosemary.
I try to stick with organic ingredients. This organic olive oil is the best deal I have been able to find. I believe you can find this at Costco too! Sometimes on Tropical Traditions I can find a better deal. I use olive oil to make my goat's milk soap and homemade healing salve. CLICK HERE to buy organic olive oil.
Silicone molds can be used to make soap or a lotion bars. So if you are ready to dive into soap-making then I love this mold from Amazon! CLICK HERE to buy. However, I prefer the rustic look of cutting your own soap, so I just use an old silicone loaf pan and cut the soap myself. CLICK HERE to buy.
Mason jars are such an important part of making your own recipes and they are dirt cheap! You can find them at Walmart and places like Ace Hardware on sale!
I use bentonite clay for making my own toothpaste and deodorant (posting recipe soon!). I also like to use it in a detox bath and to make my own facial mask! So many ways to use this gift from the earth. CLICK HERE to buy.
Well, those are my top 13 necessities! I hope you enjoy creating your own DIY beauty recipes as much as I do! You can CLICK HERE to take a look at all my DIY recipes using essential oils and CLICK HERE to see 20 DIY Homemade Gifts that you can make for your friends and family!
Once again, I highly recommend you purchase a wholesale essential oil starter kit. You save the most money purchasing this way, AND you get a wholesale membership for purchasing any oils in the future at a huge discount!