Creating your own homemade skincare products is a wonderful way to ensure that what you put on your skin is healthy, and free of chemicals and other additives. Your glowing skin will be testament to the efficacy of your homemade products so it’s important that you bottle and store them in the best way possible.
When you’ve gone to the trouble of mixing your own lotions and potions, you’ll want to show them off in style in your bathroom. But this can be harder than it seems, so there are a few tips and tricks that we’d love to share with you to help you on your way.
Bottling it up
Whether you have blended a delicious mix of essential oils, you’ve concocted a sensuous massage oil or you’ve created a sublime moisturiser, you’ll need a way to get your mixture from the bowl to the bottle. To do this, simply find a freezer bag, fill it up with the fruits of your labour and simply snip one corner away to create a pouring spout. Whether you are dealing with liquids or creams, this is a sure-fire way to ensure that not a drop is lost. Make sure you have a selection of bottles in your stocks as you’ll need a range of different sizes to hand.
Jars, tins and caps
There are some times when a bottle just won’t do, so it’s a great idea to also have a variety of jars, tins and caps to hand. Opt for a stylish Boston bottle or jar for ultimate bathroom shelf-appeal – these are great for housing moisturisers and eye creams. If you are using old containers then it’s important that you remember to wash and sterilise them before use, and if you are in any doubt then always buy new ones.
Labelled with love
Your homemade creams, lotions and oils will have a certain shelf life so make sure you label the containers accordingly so that you know they are fine to use. Invest in some beautiful labels to add a stunning and decorative final touch. Keep them out of direct sunlight, and if they contain food that spoils easily, such as avocado, then keeping them in the fridge will help them last a little longer.
Well-made and carefully stored homemade skincare goods can last an incredibly long time and go a long way, depending on the ingredients you have used. So it’s worth making sure you get it right from start to finish.