DIY Beauty

Been in this little village for slightly more than a week, i’ve seen how the people here live, what they do for a living, their weekly meetups, hobbies and handy craft that they made from scratch. Tom is good with glasses, he makes stained glasses and it’s absolutely beautiful! I was watching him fixing his granddad’s antique glass lamp and he had to cut the glass, file them, then solder them with melted metal. So amazing to watch! And Ricky is making hand and body soap, moisturizer and candles, all using only natural ingredients! It smells so good, and it feels amazing on my skin too! Most important its extremely affordable to make. Im obsess, and i wanna start making my own stuff when i get back to Singapore so im gonna write down all the recipes here in this post, so it doesn’t get lost! The recipes below are NOT created by me, it’s from books, and videos, basically google helped me out. Here we go! 😀

***COMMON SENSE: Make sure all tools and containers are sterilized before use!

Foot Bath

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop bay essential oil
  • 1 drop geranium essential oil

1. Fill basin with warm water to cover feet
2. Stir sea salt into warm water until it dissolves
3. Add essential oils and mix them
4. Soak feet for about 10min or until the water is cool

Foot and Body Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon coconut (or olive) oil
  • Optional: 1 drops essential oil

1. Mix everything into a container
2. Put on feet and scrub
3. Wash with warm water
PRODUCT CAN LAST FOR 3 MONTHS

Eucalyptus Foot Lotion

  • 15ml almond oil
  • 5ml avocado oil
  • 5ml wheatgem oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus oil

1. Put all ingredient into a glass bottle and close lid
2. Shake vigorously
3. Store in cool and dark place
4. Shake well before use
MAKES ABOUT 25ML

Hand Cream

  • 1/2 cup olive (or almond) oil
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1/4 beeswax
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • Optional: 1 drop essential oil

1. Combine ingredients into a jar
2. Fill saucepan with couple inch of water and put on medium heat
3. Put lid on jar loosely and place jar on saucepan in water
4. Stir well
5. Cool down and transfer to different container if desired
USE WITHIN 6 MONTHS

Liquid Hand Soap

  • 1 bar soap
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • Optional: 1 drop essential oil

1. Shave or grate the whole bar soap
2. Put in blender (add optional ingredients if desired)
3. Add hot water
4. Blend
5. Add more water if liquid is too thick or vice versa
6. Cool down and transfer into hand-pump container

Perfume

Top Note: lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint.
Middle Note: chamomile, cinnamon, fennel, jasmine, nutmeg, rose, rosemary, tea tree, basil, thyme, ylang ylang.
Base Note: cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla.
**There are heaps more scents and flavours but these are the ones i like

Mixing ratio: 30% top note, 50% middle note, 20% base note

  • 3 drops top note essential oil
  • 5 drops middle note essential oil
  • 2 drops base note essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond (or coconut or jojoba) oil

1. Mix everything into a dropper or roller bottle
2. Shake well
MAKES ABOUT 5ML

Lipbalm

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon olive (or coconut) oil
  • 2 vitamin E capsule

1. Double boil and melt beeswax
2. Add olive oil and vitamin E
3. Pour into container and let it cool

Lipstick

  • 5ml beeswax (or vaseline or petroleum jelly)
  • 5ml shea (or almond) butter
  • 5ml almond (or olive or jojoba) oil
  • 1/8 – 1/4 Colouring
    • Natural
      • Bright red: beetroot powder
      • Reddish brown: cinnamon powder
      • Copperish: tumeric powder
      • Deep brown: cocoa powder
    • Mica Powder
  • Optional: vitamin E oil
  • Optional: 1/4 bentonite clay for matt finish

1. Double boil and melt beeswax
2. Add butter and oil and colouring
3. Stir well
4. Pour into container and let it cool

Press powdered Eyeshadow (or Blusher)

  • base powder (aarow wood or cornstarch)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 Colouring
    • Natural
      • Bright red: beetroot powder
      • Reddish brown: cinnamon powder
      • Copperish: tumeric powder
      • Deep brown: cocoa powder
    • Mica Powder
  • powder binder (olive or jojoba oil & alcohol in a spray or dropper bottle)

1. Mix colouring to desired colour and base powder
2. Add powder binder drop by drop
3. Press down on a container
4. Let it dry

Cream Eyeshadow (or Blusher)

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon shea (or almond) butter
  • 24 drops jojoba (or almond or olive) oil
  • 120 glycerin
  • 12 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon colouring

1. Mix all ingredient into a bowl
2. Stir well until consistent texture
3. Pour into container

Candles

  • 50% beeswax
  • 50% coconut oil
  • candle wick
  • Optional: essential oil

1. Double boil and melt beeswax
2. Mix coconut oil
3. Add essential oil if desired
4. Pour into container with candle wick intact (balance it with a stick)
5. Let it cool down

IM SO EXCITED! These are the things i wanna make them when i get back home. So many things i have to buy which i have no idea where to get them in Singapore yet but i’ll figure it out hopefully! Then again i might be so lazy to try. Lol. Stay tune! 😀

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