Here's a peek at a hand-stirred emulsion. It is possible to get successful results every time without fancy lab equipment with the right combination of ingredients and method.
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This cream is coloured with a handcrafted beetroot glycerite. The colouring properties of this particular extract are quite powerful - less than 1% was needed to create the colour you see here. The method for making this extract and the formula for this cream will be included in an upcoming publication.
Meantime, someone is going to have to test and try this cream. Gee, I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and get started.
Here's the beginning of an herbal infusion using achiote (also known as the lipstick tree). This oil-based infusion will be the basis of a few trials and tests with natural colorants.
There are so many beautiful reasons to enjoy making handcrafted cosmetics. Here's one: the pleasure of seeing the colors of natural ingredients. Here, a handcrafted strawberry glycerine extract has just been added to a gel.