Creating your own body care products can be very rewarding for a variety of reasons. From having control over what goes in them, to customizing according to your preferences, to reducing waste, saving money and more.
1. You decide what goes in them
When you make your own DIY body care products, you know exactly what's in them. If you choose to reduce your exposure to the common preservatives, fragrance and color chemicals found in many commercial body care products, then you can when you DIY. Aura Cacia Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter is one DIY ingredient that doesn't require a preservative or fragrance and is infinitely useful as a stabilizing thickener and emulsifier in homemade creams, lotions and body butters.
2. You can customize according to your needs and preferences
DIY body care products let you customize the aroma, batch size and benefit for your own personal preferences and needs. Need a relaxing massage? Just mix a small amount of skin care oil with your choice of a gentle essential oil. Want a soap-free hand gel with a purifying benefit? Mix aloe vera gel with tea tree essential oil.
3. You can reduce waste
DIY body care products help you reduce waste because you'll throw less unused product away while reusing your own custom containers. Amber glass is the premium container for your DIY products because it's recyclable, dishwasher safe and provides great protection against light degradation. Cut down on plastic waste by using your amber glass bottles over and over again.
4. You can save money
Yes, in addition to other great reasons, DIY body care products can save you money because you can buy ingredients in bulk and make just the amount you need. Aura Cacia skin care oils, for example, come in a variety of sizes so for instance, you could by a 16-ounce container of sweet almond oil and fill a single 2-ounce amber glass bottle with a sweet almond oil based bath, body or massage oil 8 times over rather than buying the products 8 times.
5. Engage in simplicity and mindfulness
Finally, when you engage in the practice of making your own DIY body care products, you engage in simplicity and mindfulness. The process can be approachable for anyone who cares to be creative, cares about what they put on their body and cares about the impact those products have in the world. You don't need to be a cosmetic formulator with a technical degree in product development when so many easy-to-make recipes are available and you have access to ingredients like Aura Cacia DIY Body Care Blends. They take the guess work out of essential oil blending for DIY body care. They offer a great aroma plus benefit solution for just about any DIY body care application you can think of.
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