Recipe - Exfoliating Body Bar
One of our favorite weekly rituals is to exfoliate the skin on our bodies. If you don't like the oily or greasy residue that sugar-based cleansers leave on skin, an exfoliating body bar might just be for you.
Jojoba Oil - Everything You Should Know
Did you know that jojoba oil is not actually an oil, but a liquid wax pressed from the jojoba seed? Our Organic Jojoba Oil is wonderful because it closely mimics the natural composition of sebum in human skin, making it a no-brainer for use in skincare (although we love it in haircare too!). We’re fascinated with the jojoba plant - we'll take you through the history of jojoba, tell you about the plant itself, review its composition, and teach you how we like to use it. You’ll be a jojoba expert in no time!
How to Use a Safety Data Sheet
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is the single most important document anyone should have about an ingredient. An SDS is a globally harmonized way of communicating any information about the hazards a material has - how it should be stored, how to protect yourself from it, what chemical properties the material has - and more.
Recipe - Gentle Facial Cleanser
Inspired by everyone's favorite brand for sensitive skin, we've duplicated a famous non-foaming cleanser for your face.
3 Scales for your Home Lab that Won't Break the Bank
A good scale is one of the essential pieces of equipment needed to start making your own products. Investing in a scale doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are three scales we have purchased, tested, reviewed and can recommend for your beginner's lab.
Recipe - Soft + Supple Lotion Bar
Soften skin on the go with a solid lotion bar. Fair Trade Cocoa Butter nourishes with a subtle cocoa-y scent, while Sustainable African Beeswax helps the bar to solidify. This super easy bar takes about 20 minutes to process and is perfect for making with kids!
The Doubler Boiler - Our Preferred Way to Heat Ingredients
Not a lot of equipment is needed to make beauty products - a scale, thermometer, and a vessel in which to mix your ingredients are just a few of the bare essentials used. But, what if the directions call for melting or heating your ingredients? In a lab, a chemist would use a hot plate with a water bath. At home, most people don’t have hot plates. Introducing the double boiler!
Recipe - Vitamin C + Squalane Serum
This lightweight, brightening serum is perfect for any night time routine. Squalane offers instant hydration, while Oil Soluble Vitamin C brightens the appearance of skin. With just three easy ingredients, you can make this luxurious serum in moments.
Basic Equipment Needed for the Lab
Making your own beauty products can seem a little daunting - working with strange ingredients, calculating batch sizes, integrating a little science - but if you have ever cooked a new recipe in your kitchen, you can make your own lotion. We promise! The easiest way to learn is to just start making.
The Future of Beauty is DIY
Simply Ingredients is four years in the making, and the timing couldn't be better for you.