Thursday, 22 September 2016

Shopping for DIY Organic beauty ingredients

Making your own beauty products can be a lot of fun. From single use recipes using things found in your kitchen, to longer lasting oil blends and massage bars, there are a lot of things that you could safely create in the comfort of your own home. Once you have a few ideas of what DIY beauty products you might want to make, it all boils down to getting your hands on ingredients. As it is Organic Beauty Week, we put together a list of stockists who supply organic oils, butters, and herbs in small quantities, perfect for your DIY beauty experiments.


Neal's Yard remedies. As well as their large range of beauty and wellbeing products, they carry a range of base oils, butters, beeswax, essential oils and dry herbs. Majority of the ingredients stocked are certified organic with soil association, they are all clearly labelled when you are looking through the descriptions. What's more, you can even find various sized bottles and books with DIY beauty recipes (have a look in the aromatherapy and wellbeing sections). If you are just starting to explore making your own beauty, this can really be a one-stop shop to get everything you need.


Primavera. In addition to their skincare and body care products, you can find a small selection of single carrier oils and a really great selection of essential oils. The carrier oils are in the section with organic body oils, but the single oils are also perfect for use in facial serums too, just take a look at the ingredients list to make sure you are getting the right thing.


Akoma Skincare. Here you can find so many different ingredients for making your own products, even those needed for fairly complicated recipes. The selection of organic essential oils is not huge, but the selection of organic carrier oils is really great, you can even find prickly pear and sacha inchi oils, these are certified with Soil Association. They also stock organic cocoa and shea butters. The best thing about Akoma is that you can buy really small quantities, starting from 30ml for some carrier oils.


Oshadhi. Pretty much everything you want for aromatherapy you will find here: carrier oils, essential oils, hydrosols and butters. There are a lot of certified organic oils and waters, but not everything is, however they do dedicate themselves to stocking really pure ingredients. If you are interested in finding out more about aromatherapy in general, there are lots of information in their education section.


*All of the above stockists ship worldwide.



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