How I started making my own body care products

Through the process of making my own simple personal care products, I became empowered to continue to make more.

I learned that making my own products was one of the best ways to practice self-care, and loved that I could control the ingredients, cost and aroma by making my own. The process also taught me more about myself and what my own specific needs were instead of using a product heavily formulated for the masses.

Charlynn Avery
Contributor & Founding Member

An avid aroma enthusiast, I have devoted my career to understanding the connection between mind, body and spirit. I come from a diverse background in education, health and wellness and have practiced and taught in the arenas of bodywork, holistic therapies, yoga and plant medicine. I've been teaching about essential oil usage for 14 years with the last six years at Frontier Co-op educating about essential oils on behalf of the Aura Cacia brand. My passions are my family, reading, writing, gardening, natural healing, yoga, hiking, & travel. I believe the world is made a better place by small acts of kindness.

Share Your Thoughts

April D

March 5, 2018 - 10:38pm

I have made lip balms and bath salts. I would really like to learn a good body lotion recipe


July 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

I have access to a ton (really, quite a lot) of shea butter. Do you have any specific recipes you’d recommend?

Jule Mae

May 23, 2017 - 3:34pm

Making my own body care products is something I have never considered - until now! Thanks for inspiring me to try something new :)

We'd love to hear your perspective.
Please sign up to join this conversation.
Join in

Already a member? Sign in