Information and Recipes to Create Your Own Bath and Body Products In Your Very Own Kitchen!
Saturday, August 8, 2015
5 Tips for Preserving Handcrafted & Natural Bodycare Products
So you started making your own bath and body products because you want the products you use on your body to be more natural and free from GMOs. It is hard to know how to create safe alternatives to store bought products. Some of you may have questions about preservatives and how to extend the shelf life of your homemade items. If you want to learn more, I recently found a posting from The Mountain Rose blog called 5 Tips for Preserving Handcrafted and Natural Bodycare Products.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.