To start creating your own skincare, you will need some essential equipment and ingredients to begin! The best batch size or amounts to start with are 30-50 grams. As you will be working mostly natural and organic ingredients, so it is best to create something small, so you can finish fast rather than keep them for too long. Moreover, start small will avoid wastage. You can always recreate the formula again with the right ratio, in a bigger batch.
There is no need to spend a lot of money on expensive gadgets and machinery, mostly you will have the equipment in your kitchen. However, due to cleanliness, it is better to separate what you use for making your formulation from your cooking. Glass and stainless steel tools are highly recommended as they are easy to disinfect.
This is a basic shopping list for tools and equipment to get you started. It is only a recommendation, and you can choose others if you wish.
For a start, here are some tips on what you need to get first until you are comfortable in making your skincare :
1. Go basic, so it is not advisable to use luxurious extracts
2. Use distilled water instead of hydrosols
3. Go the local grocery store to get the supply of oils. Try to get cold-pressed oils, if available
4. Start small and approximate 100 grams of each ingredient should be sufficient to start with
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