Overview of Basic Ingredients Used in DIY Cosmetics


Here is an overview of the basics of making your own cosmetics!

For lipsticks, cream/lotion products, and balms you will need butters,oils, and waxes.

Examples of Waxes: Beeswax, Candelila wax, etc

Examples of oils: argan oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil


Examples of butters: Shea butter, Cocoa butter, mango butter

Scent-Essential oils and Fragrance oils


For powdered cosmetics you will need different ingredients for different properties:

Opacity- Titanium Dioxide, and Zinc oxide

Slip: Magnesium Stearate, Sericite Mica

Fillers: Starches, Sericite mica

Oil absorption: Kaolin clay, Bentonite clay, and other clays

Pigment: Iron oxides,carmine, and ultramarines- for color, micas-shimmer/sparkle and more

Hope this was helpful!


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